Al Jazeera In 1000 Academic Studies

Introduction This volume provides concise information on hundreds of academic works on Al Jazeera that have been conducted in different universities across the world over the last 25 years. Quarter a century of distinctive journalism positioned Al Jazeera at the top of media institutions and earned it increased respect for the ‘unique path’ it has crafted in Arab and global media. During what has been widely described as phenomenal rise, Al Jazeera attracted the attention, not only of audiences looking for alternative, contraflow media, but also of politicians and academics from various parts of the world. Interest in Al Jazeera took different forms, and has not always been favorable of its content or approach to journalism. Criticism and controversy accompanied its journey, since it was launched in 1996, and continue to be part of the ongoing debate over this media phenomenon. The difference in the ways scholars and students view Al Jazeera is clearly reflected in the vast and diverse amount of literature presented in this volume. One thousand (1000) research items are included here with the following details: author, title, institution, date, and the language in which the research has been done. Brief summaries of PhDs, Maters and books are also provided to give more information on their content. Some of the academic works listed in this volume focused specifically on Al Jazeera network or one of its components as a case study; others investigated it in the context of comparative studies along with other national, regional and global outlets. Those, which focused on Al Jazeera, examined its news, programmes, editorial policy, and its impact on media, politics and the public opinion. They explored the network’s history and development, its relation to Qatar and other Arab governments, and the challenges it has faced during its field coverage in many countries. The network’s components received varying degrees of scholars’ attention. However, the majority of studies focused on Al Jazeera satellite channel and Al Jazeera English. Other components like Al Jazeera.Net, Al Jazeera Mubasher, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Balkans, Al Jazeera America, AJ+, Al Jazeera Media Institute, have also been subject to a number of studies.


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