Al Jazeera America's staffers say goodbye on its last day
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
Al Jazeera America’s bold three-year effort to build a TV news network for the 21st century officially ended on Tuesday with a three-hour farewell broadcast — and plenty of broken hearts.
The company announced in January that it would be shutting down its television and main web operations. Once seen as a media startup with money to burn thanks to its backing from the Qatari government, the company started with a bang, buying up Current TV for $500 million and hiring 170 people.
Many staff members shared posts on social media of the scenes in the office, none more poignant than a video from a journalist on the AJA morning show.