Al-Jazeera America Loses Top Executive

NEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague’s anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives. Marcy McGinnis, a former CBS News executive, told Al Jazeera on Monday that she was leaving the company, […]

Al Jazeera America Betting On Straight News

McGinnisSchaufflerThe new cable news network debuting today has put together an extensive team of journalists and U.S. bureaus. It’s hoping its plan to offer “less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrities” with win over viewers. Among the staff are former CBS journalist Marcy McGinnis, who’s in charge of newsgathering, and Alan Schauffler, who left KING Seattle to head up the new network’s Seattle bureau.