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New Texts Out Now: William Lafi Youmans, An Unlikely Audience: Al-Jazeera’s Struggle in America.

William Lafi Youmans, An Unlikely Audience: Al-Jazeera’s Struggle in America. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? William Youmans (WY): I was attracted to studying Al Jazeera’s uphill battle to gain American viewers because it was a test of everything I thought about US-Arab relations, the politics of news in the US, the restrictive political economy of television distribution and the dominant patterns of international ...

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William Lafi Youmans is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs. Broadly interested in questions of transnationalism, power and communication, his primary research interests include global news, technology, law and politics. His other areas of research interest include international broadcasting, Middle East politics, and Arab-American studies.