Views of the News: Al Jazeera America, Danger in Egypt, Greenwald's partner detained in London

Aug 20, 2013

Al Jazeera America is on the air

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Al Jazeera makes limited American debut"

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Al Jazeera America promises a more sober look at the news"

NPR, "First look at new Al Jazeera America network"

Sam Thielman, AdWeek: "Some advertisers view Al Jazeera America as too risky"

Katherine Fung, Huffington Post: "Al Jazeera America asking people to request channel from cable companies"

Sara Morrison, The Wrap: "5 reasons Al Jazeera could fail"

Janko Roettgers, Gigom: "Ahead of cable channel launch, Al Jazeera starts blocking videos on YouTube"

Danger in Egypt

Andre Beaujon, Poynter: "Journalists say they're staying in Egypt despite attacks"

Greg Pollowitz, National Review: "Cameraman and reporter killed in Cairo"

David Kirkpatrick, The New York Times: "Egypt lashes out at foreign news media's coverage"

Abby Ohleheiser, The Atlantic Wire: "Egypt issues a warning to 'biased' foreign journalists"

Tahya Diwer via Twitter: "Life in Cairo"

Detained in Britain

Guardian Staff, The Guardian: "Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours"

BBC: "Video: David Miranda detention: MP asks police for explanation"

Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: "Journalists grill White House over Glenn Greenwood detention scandal"

Andrea Peterson, Washington Post: "No, Glenn Greenwald didn't 'vow vengeance.' He said he was going to do his job."

Hyperlocal news takes a hit

Jim Romenesko: "AOL boss Tim Armstrong says 40% Patch's workforce will be laid off"

Ken Doctor, Neiman Lab: "The newsonomics of Patch's unquilting"

Alex Wilhelm, Techcrunch: "Inside Patch's leaked revenue numbers and its hunt for profitability"

Helmet cam ban

Huffington Post: "Fire chief bans helmet cameras after San Francisco Asiana Airlines crash"

Pam Oliver's owie

Tribune report, Chicago Tribune: "Harnish apologizes for errant pass that beaned reporter"