Marash Expects Scrutiny & Surprises

By Brian 

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In a mediabistro interview, Al Jazeera International D.C. anchor Dave Marash talks about his new job:

“My challenge is simple: the lower your expectations, the worse your assumptions about what Al-Jazeera international will be, the more your obligation to check it out. I welcome tough scrutiny, once we begin, probably late in May. I think it will be rewarded on both sides, by people surprised at how thorough and interesting a serious newschannel can be, and by my bosses, surprised at how large an audience there is for this kind of real news.”

AJI is expected to launch in late May. Here’s the full Q&A…

> Also: AJI “has hired former BBC News Africa correspondent Rageh Omaar to host a daily documentary program from its London broadcast center,” B&C noted today.