An article of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), a non-partisan and non-profit organisation, dated 15 and 16 October 2015 on the forthcoming US presidential campaign informed that coverage of the campaign will be undertaken conjointly by themselves with Al Jazeera America.
The programme will above all be focusing on the financial aspect of the campaign. No information was provided so far on the scheduling details.
Wikipedia elaborates on Al Jazeera America (AJAM) as being “an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. It was launched on 20 August 2013.
We reproduce here the said article for the obvious reasons of our helping in the dissemination of such an enterprise.
Al Jazeera America join forces with CPI on political coverage
All reports will explore money, influence behind the 2016 US presidential campaign.
The project will include in-depth financial profiles of the top candidates as well as investigative stories that look into the world of super PACs and political non-profits made possible by the 2010 Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The two organizations will combine the Center’s veteran, award-winning money in politics team with Al Jazeera America’s high-quality news production and multimedia storytelling capacity. They will also share stories on their websites throughout the 2016 election cycle.
“We’ve brought back a great Center brand, ‘The Buying of the President,’ to support the Center’s 2016 presidential coverage,” said Center CEO Peter Bale. “It will focus on the money behind the candidates and show what it’s bought in the past and what donors stand to gain in the future.”
Bale said the agreement with Al Jazeera America was “groundbreaking” for the Center for Public Integrity.
“It shows media companies respect and are prepared to pay for specialist content and a real partnership,” he said.
The partnership kicked off with a story investigating a pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC, run by a man with a history of legal and financial troubles. The group received nearly $50,000 from actor Daniel Craig. Another story featured a teen who sought to use online retail giant Amazon.com’s Associates Program to raise money to support the Democratic presidential candidate. The Center has also continued its investigation into the Chinese hackers that successfully attacked the Federal Election Commission, which was featured on the Al Jazeera website.