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Rupert Murdoch and the Jews | Michael Wolff

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His Twitter slip about the 'Jewish-owned press' was revealing - of prejudice, paranoia and neoconism - and none of it is prettyWhoops.Rupert Murdoch's unchaperoned tweeting was bound to get him into trouble. On Saturday, he slipped into an antisemitic usage: "Why is Jewish-owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"What...
Rupert Murdoch and the Jews | Michael Wolff

NBC's buyout of msnbc.com: bold venture or quixotic folly? | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
America's last living network TV news operation is marching into the internet news business. If that can be called a businessAlone among the four major television networks, NBC and its new parent company, Comcast, finds itself deeply in the news business. This is heroic, quixotic ... or just not all...
NBC's buyout of msnbc.com: bold venture or quixotic folly? | Michael Wolff

What good will World Humanitarian Day do? | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
If the Thunderclap viral marketing tool works, it may save social media's business model. But for suffering humanity ... very littleNext Sunday, 19 August, is World Humanitarian Day.You probably have not yet gotten the memo about this "global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people helping people", but...
What good will World Humanitarian Day do? | Michael Wolff

Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
Campaign fundraising's reality is that donors large and small end up disappointed. So cui bono? The media and media buyersWhat does all this money, in the most well-funded presidential race ever, buy?There's the $750m for the president; $800m for Mitt Romney; and then there's a couple of hundred more in...
Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff

Rupert’s pathetic pay wall

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I mince no words in a post I wrote for the Guardian on Murdoch’s announcement that the pay wall is finally going up around the Times and Sunday Times of London. The discussion at the Guardian is already lively; please go there to join in. * * * Rupert Murdoch...
Rupert’s pathetic pay wall

Did NPR's Andy Carvin overreach his Twitter calling on Newtown shooting? | Michael Wolff

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Carvin became a one-man social media hub on the Arab spring, but the school shooting exposed flaws in his retweet methodIf it bleeds, it leads - that most reliable axiom of journalism - may be nowhere as true as on Twitter. War, natural disasters, sudden violence, and their confusion, certainly...
Did NPR's Andy Carvin overreach his Twitter calling on Newtown shooting? | Michael Wolff

Facebook: a tale of two media models | Michael Wolff

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The irony of the Facebook epoch is that old media covet its IPO billions, while the new social media envy the old's contentWhat are social media – I mean, as opposed to plain old media?That's the unexamined question that will only become more pressing – and less clear – when...
Facebook: a tale of two media models | Michael Wolff

Like it or not, real-time crowdsourced news verification is here to stay

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There’s been a lot written since the horrific events of last weekend about what the media should or shouldn’t have done in trying to cover the shootings at the Sandy Hook elementary school — and in particular, about the numerous errors that were published and re-published about almost every element...
Like it or not, real-time crowdsourced news verification is here to stay

Yahoo buying Tumblr is another last-ditch effort, not a turnaround story | Michael Wolff

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Yahoo is still sinking. The Tumblr purchase is an effort to salvage what value is left for activist investor Dan LoebYahoo was a junk shop company until its dissident investor, Dan Loeb, got the idea to hire Marissa Mayer as the company's CEO, its fifth since 2011, less than a...
Yahoo buying Tumblr is another last-ditch effort, not a turnaround story | Michael Wolff

The shortlist to run Time Inc, the most unenviable job in America | Michael Wolff

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Who'd want to be CEO of a debt-ridden media business dumped by its parent company? Then again, it's the ultimate challengeSeeking CEO for $3bn market cap NYSE company. Candidate should be adept manager with turnaround and restructuring experience.Time Warner is shortly to jettison Time Inc, the world's largest magazine publisher...
The shortlist to run Time Inc, the most unenviable job in America | Michael Wolff

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom's missing reality principle | Michael Wolff

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This may be news to Aaron Sorkin, but TV news as depicted by The Newsroom no longer exists. What a lost opportunityHow is it that people who make the media know so little about the media business? True, Aaron Sorkin, the creator of HBO's new series The Newsroom, is in...
Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom's missing reality principle | Michael Wolff

In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

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The This American Life controversy shows that the problem with journalism may not lie with facts or truth, but the form itselfMost journalists are terrible writers. Their copy is either overhauled by diligent editors, which produces something formulaic and generic, or not, and then it is often a sludge of...
In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing | Michael Wolff

Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

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Her company made £2 billion ($3.1 billion) in digital content revenue last year. Now Financial Times publisher Pearson’s CEO Marjorie Scardino is leaving the company after 15 years. Scardino will be replaced from January 1 by John Fallon, CEO of Pearson’s international education business, responsible for the company’s emerging-markets growth....
Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

What made Boston the media's best and worst of times | Michael Wolff

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The new digital tools and social media allow everyone to be a journalist. That lack of authority is both thrilling and disastrousEvery journalist and media pro knows that the news business advances, the profession changes, and careers are made the closer we get to real time, to events as they...
What made Boston the media's best and worst of times | Michael Wolff

Interview: FT CEO Denies Sale And Braves Strike Ahead Of Social Launch

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Financial Times CEO John Ridding rejects dinner-party chatter that the publisher may be sold to Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters. Instead, he is pushing the group toward a digital subscription future that, he reveals, will soon incorporate social networks. But Ridding will also have to manage a staff pay revolt...
Interview: FT CEO Denies Sale And Braves Strike Ahead Of Social Launch

Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

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This morning, it looked like millions of burger-obsessed New Yorkers dreams were about to come true. Signs by Union Square and Madison Square Park buildings touted infamous California fast food joint In-N-Out Burger was coming to Manhattan (uh-oh, Shake Shack!). Ricky Van Veen, the College Humor co-founder and current CEO...
Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

Twitter is about to change the news media - again | Michael Wolff

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The social media giant has signed a deal called Twitter Amplify with several major media companies to increase its dominanceA few weeks ago, I wrote about the recent job posting for a news chief at Twitter - someone who would coordinate Twitter's relationships with the news industry and, as well,...
Twitter is about to change the news media - again | Michael Wolff

Apple rejects a critical columnist's app

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Is the App Store trying to prevent customers from reading nasty things about Steve Jobs? Michael Wolff. Source: Newser Michael Wolff, a Vanity Fair columnist and Newser blogger whose last item about Apple (AAPL) was entitled "Is Steve Jobs Off His Meds?", announced Tuesday that his Newser app has been...
Apple rejects a critical columnist's app

Why U.S. Prosectors Won't Be Filing Corruption Charges Against News Corp

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What if the scandal involving bribery, phone-hacking and News Corp landed in an American courtroom? It would be a great story. But despite the best efforts of some media outlets to wish the story into existence, it’s not going to happen. For two weeks, the British newspaper The Guardian...
Why U.S. Prosectors Won't Be Filing Corruption Charges Against News Corp

The Facebook IPO: billion-user ambition at a $1bn price | Michael Wolff

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Mark Zuckerberg's phenomenally successful enterprise – in effect, a wholly-owned internet – now faces hard business factsAll right, maybe the great recession and near financial apocalypse can compete for significance on a world-historical basis over the last few years with the rise of Facebook. But I'd still vote for Facebook...
The Facebook IPO: billion-user ambition at a $1bn price | Michael Wolff

Twitter is ready to be a true news operation | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
Twitter is hiring a 'head of news' in its bid to be even more indispensable to global media, but will it work?There are fewer and fewer jobs in journalism, but last week an ultimate job was posted. Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool, and distribution point in news, is...
Twitter is ready to be a true news operation | Michael Wolff

Facebook's IPO and the new tech bubble | Michael Wolff

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There's no doubt the Facebook IPO is symptomatic of a new tech bubble. The only question is when will it burst• Guardian interactive graphic on Facebook shareholders' worthThe proper question is not "are we in a tech bubble?", but "where are we on the timeline of the bubble?" How long...
Facebook's IPO and the new tech bubble | Michael Wolff

The Wrap Sends Cease & Desist Letter To Newser

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The Wrap's leading lady Sharon Waxman and Newser impresario Michael Wolff have been swatting back and forth for the past week about Newser's aggregation and linking practices. Now, Sharon is getting lawyers involved, sending a cease and desist letter. Her bottom line: Link to us or stop aggregating our content....
The Wrap Sends Cease & Desist Letter To Newser

Juicegate and my Twitter redemption | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
Or, how the magic of micro-blogging made a cool story out of an obnoxious know-it-all trying to take his drink into a movie theaterI tend to helplessly over-engage with the daily grind of trivial illogic and piddling absurdities of modern life. "I hope you're not proud of yourself," my not-quite...
Juicegate and my Twitter redemption | Michael Wolff

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I read this article in the print edition last night of @vanityfairmag Michael Wolff on internet predictions http://bit.ly/9cWQgS

Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

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Now that Yahoo has managed to make its way through yet another CEO shuffle — its sixth in just five years — the former portal has to get back to the main task at hand: namely, figuring out what its future looks like. By replacing Scott Thompson with Ross...
Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

How Mitt Romney is to Mormonism what Tom Cruise is to Scientology | Michael Wolff

www.guardian.co.uk
Typically, Rupert Murdoch articulated what many are thinking but few will utter: there is 'something creepy' about these peopleTony Ortega is a very nice man who edits the Village Voice and who, for as long as I can remember, has sent an almost daily email blast about the scandals and...
How Mitt Romney is to Mormonism what Tom Cruise is to Scientology | Michael Wolff

The mythical $1.7bn of Rupert Murdoch's second divorce | Michael Wolff

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With news of Murdoch's split from Wendi Deng, the size of his settlement with Anna Mann has been grossly exaggeratedNumerous publications and news outlets around the world, including the New York Times, noted a glaring and puzzling fact the other day in its coverage of the latest Murdoch divorce. As...
The mythical $1.7bn of Rupert Murdoch's second divorce | Michael Wolff

News flash: Twitter doesn't have to hire journalists to be a powerful media competitor

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When Twitter recently posted a job listing for a “head of news and journalism,” it sparked a rash of posts and commentary about how the company was becoming a media entity — until Twitter staffer Mark Luckie tossed cold water on that idea with an interview in which he poo-poohed...
News flash: Twitter doesn't have to hire journalists to be a powerful media competitor

Now Wolff is at our door

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Michael Wolff, biographer of Rupert Murdoch, scourge of US military censorship, internet pioneer and one-time media entrepreneur, is joining The Guardian.In announcing Wolff's appointment, the paper's US editor-in-chief Janine Gibson said he would be writing a weekly column that will appear in the Comment is Free section.Wolff said: "I have...
Now Wolff is at our door
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