Al-Jazeera America goes off the air

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(MONEY.CNN) — Al Jazeera America will fade to black on Tuesday night not even three years after it launched. But its CEO, Al Anstey, feels the news channel achieved something special.

“We are signing off but, somewhat counterintuitively, I believe we succeeded,” Anstey said. “People believe passionately in what we did.”

The channel prioritized sober, serious journalism. The way it was marketed — as “fact-based, in-depth news” that gives “voice to the voiceless” — implicitly criticized competitors for devoting too much time to opinion and official sources.

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