Author: Kyle Conway

Kyle Conway (University of North Dakota) writes about media and translation, paying special attention to the influence of policy and industry on the decisions that producers make about how to craft their texts. He is the author of Everyone Says No: Public Service Broadcasting and the Failure of Translation (McGill-Queen's, 2011). With Timothy Pasch, he is co-editor of Beyond the Border (McGill-Queen's, forthcoming), about the role of the US-Canada border in the Great Plains and Prairies.

Current TV, Al Jazeera America, and the Experience of the Foreign

The sale of U.S. cable station Current TV to the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera raises questions about how a foreign network might explain Americans to themselves. Might Al Jazeera provide a foreign lens for Americans to examine themselves? What would that even look like?