American Media

An Al-Jazeera English studio in Washington. Photo: AFP

Al-Jazeera US channel faces resistance but could benefit journalistic brand

Can Al-Jazeera win hearts and minds in America? The pan-Arab news giant is laying the groundwork for the launch of Al-Jazeera America after buying struggling US cable channel Current TV. It is likely to face an uphill battle for viewers but could solidify its journalistic brand, analysts say.