In-Depth Coverage Sections
Some of my work at Al Jazeera (AJAM & AJE) involved Special Topic and Spotlight coverage pages that aggregated news, features, op-eds, TV programs, video clips, data interactives, and background explainers. Here are a few archival ones I built using in-house CMS tools:
Al Jazeera America
Government Shutdown Congressional deadlock as government budget battle continues and debt ceiling looms.
The Cost of Health Care In-depth coverage of the political debate over the future of American medical care.
US-Iran Diplomacy News and analysis on geopolitical developments between Washington and Tehran.
Oslo at 20: Unfinished Peace Process Reflecting on the historic 1993 accord two decades later.
Syria’s War Extensive coverage of the civil war in Syria, as chemical weapons destruction begins.
Egypt in Turmoil Coverage of the crisis in Egypt in the aftermath of the coup to unseat Mohamed Morsi.
Al Jazeera English
US Elections 2012 Comprehensive coverage of the presidential campaigns in the run-up to the November 6 vote.
Venezuela Election News developments from across the South American nation as voters choose the next president.
Provocation and Protest In response to anti-Muhammad trailer, protesters lash out at US and other diplomatic targets.
Sudan Protests In-depth coverage of anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum and around the country.
Iran Tensions In-depth coverage of an escalating regional debate about Iran’s geopolitical power and the West.
Libya Elections News, features and programmes on the post-Gaddafi country’s first free election in over four decades.
Euro Crisis Eurozone nations confront widespread financial uncertainty and economic weakness.
Korea Conundrum In-depth coverage of tension in Northeast Asia surrounding Pyongyang’s botched rocket launch.
The Kony Debate Analysing the political discussion surrounding a viral campaign targeting the Ugandan rebel chief.
Egypt’s revolution: One year on Al Jazeera explores the first anniversary of the uprising born in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Iraq’s Challenge US troops have withdrawn from Iraq at the end of 2011. What has been the cost of almost a decade of war?
Somalia Conflict Al Jazeera’s in-depth coverage on the political and military aspects of regional instability.
Many of the pages that we build include video players provided by Brightcove. I helped manage our web team’s relationship with this platform, and supervised the transition to their video solutions. Here are a few of the more interesting players we’ve created:
Tweets from Tahrir The story of Egypt’s 18 days of revolution in 2011 told through the social media platform Twitter.
Tapping into Technology Innovative ways of using smart phones and apps to empower people and improve their lives.
In conjunction with the New Media section, this project focused on innovative communication strategies that hoped to give voice to under-covered people, places, and issues:
Pakistan Speaks Voters tell Al Jazeera via SMS that education, corruption and the economy are top concerns ahead of May 11 poll.
Mali Speaks Al Jazeera surveys the Malian public for perspectives on French intervention to stop advance by heavily armed rebels.
Libya Speaks Libyans explain via text message their thoughts about the first free national vote in more than 40 years.
Uganda Speaks As part of the Kony Debate, Al Jazeera highlights voices of ordinary Ugandans who are weighing in on the issues.
Somalia Speaks Al Jazeera English is undertaking the first-ever large-scale survey of Somali citizen sentiment.
At AJE I worked on a few pages for the international relations department:
Demand Al Jazeera in the USA (no longer available after the launch of AJAM) Five years since Al Jazeera English launched, the channel is still only available in a handful of US cities.
Five Years of Al Jazeera English Click to view the most memorable videos and popular content from the first half-decade.
2011 US media coverage of Al Jazeera Attention from American news outlets shows network is in the spotlight, but not yet widely available on TV.