Al Jazeera, the media company funded by Qatar, is launching a news platform targeted to American conservatives. The company — which shuttered its unsuccessful left-leaning cable channel Al Jazeera America five years ago — says that the new digital platform, dubbed Rightly, is not aimed at the far right, but at “center-right folks who feel left out of mainstream media.”
Al Jazeera is fighting back against demands that the government of Qatar should close down the media network.
Top technologists at Al Jazeera, Sinclair and Nexstar predict the cloud will help producers break news more quickly, while artificial intelligence and Big Data will help them mine their archives for information, not just about news trends, but about how to shape stories for different audiences and distribution channels including mobile, social and OTT.
Content management systems are being enlisted to tackle newsroom workflow problems and the proliferation of fake news in a fast-evolving industry. In a new special report, Angela Misri looks at how CMS-level content verification has come into play, along with the increasing demand to produce platform-neutral content and why some media companies, including Al Jazeera and Hearst Television, have chosen to build their own CMSs.
Disney has inked a multi-year volume deal with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, the pan-Arab free-to-air network that reaches millions of Middle Eastern and North African TV homes. The large-scale agreement covers hit toon series, such as Phineas and Ferb and Lilo and Stitch, live action shows like Zeke and Luther and movies including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story, Cars and Tangled.