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Checking Out The Candidates For Al Jazeera America Head

Who will run Al Jazeera America? This position is both "one of the biggest jobs in media"  and "a high-risk opportunity," according to Sharon Waxman. Leading candidates, according to sources Waxman cites, include Mark Whitaker, former managing editor at CNN; Former CNN President Jon Klein "("Would it be cool for a Jewish guy to run an Arab-owned news network?" Waxman asks) and Steve Capus, former NBC News president. Waxman analyzes the chances for each, along with others also reportedly on the short list.

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