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Monday, November 21, 2011

Al Jazeera English Gives Social Media A TV Outlet

Derrick Ashong One of the hosts of "The Stream." (Facebook/The Stream)

Some TV and radio shows have an element of social media — like CNN or the BBC’s “World Have Your Say.” But what if it was the reverse? What if TV was just an element of a social media show?

That’s the idea behind the new Al Jazeera English show “The Stream,” a self-described “social media community with its own daily TV program.” It has a number of hosts, an orange couch, and producers with lap tops on air bringing up Twitter feeds, Facebook, Skype and YouTube. They cover everything from the death of Moammar Gadhafi to a debate in Australia over a possible carbon tax.


  • Derrick Ashong, one of the hosts of the Al Jazeera English show “The Stream”

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