Why Al Jazeera America Shuttering is Familiar Tale

By on Jan, 14 2016 with Comments 0

Al Jazeera AmericaCable network Al Jazeera America will shut down in April.

Lack of advertising, poor ratings and operational problems led to the decision, according to a memo from AJAM CEO Al Anstey to staffers. He said in the memo the decision to close was “driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”

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About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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