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October 29, 2012
When I saw the recent headlines about Rupert Murdoch wanting to buy the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, I thought "Really, Rupert!?! Your empire is coming apart at the seams because of newspapers, so you want to buy more newspapers?"
October 22, 2012
It's easy to overlook "traditional media" success stories in favor of "new media" hype, but those stories are out there.
October 15, 2012
I have a confession: Although I'm not, last I checked, an 11-year-old girl, I'm sort of a Belieber -- a Justin Bieber fan. Wait! Don't run away screaming! I've got a good excuse, I swear.
October 08, 2012
TV-network establishment's recent frustrations have made for an increasingly erratic and confusing customer experience -- the opposite of what Hulu is supposed to offer.
October 01, 2012
Ad Age's Media Guy presents this exclusive interrogation of a verified Facebook faker (whom he made up himself).
September 24, 2012
Because Oprah was so obviously brilliant at her main job -- being a talk-show host -- for a quarter century, it's easy to forget her effect on marketing and media culture overall.
September 17, 2012
Throw out your guidebooks, un-bookmark Wikitravel, cancel your subscriptions to Condé Nast Traveler and Afar, because social search is here to save the day. People who search people are the luckiest people in the world ... or something like that.
September 10, 2012
The lesson I relearn every Sunday is that the discipline of print -- the discipline it takes to assemble a compelling, finite package, and the discipline it takes to devote a chunk of your attention to it -- still matters.
August 27, 2012
No need to wait for "Saturday Night Live" to start its new season. Here's Funny or Die's ad parody, starring Creed from "The Office."
August 21, 2012
"Rape is an evil act," Rep. Todd Akin earnestly intones three seconds into his surreal new campaign ad.
August 20, 2012
It's time once again for the Media Guy Media Studies Pop Quiz -- Almost End of Summer Edition. All books and papers off your desk. Now, people!
August 15, 2012
Evan Williams and Biz Stone say Medium is about "rethinking publishing." Exactly how it will do that isn't quite clear.
August 09, 2012
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte sure knows how to make news -- both in and out of the pool.
August 03, 2012
It's a Media Guy Media Giveaway! Enter to win a new e-book from New York Magazine.
July 31, 2012
It's been perverse fun watching ad-supported, for-profit media outlets freak the hell out because of the business decisions made by ad-supported, for-profit NBC.
July 30, 2012
Tina Brown is engineering buzz again. It's at least better buzz for the magazine than last week's word that it will eventually more or less quit print.
July 19, 2012
The latest Gawker volley against Citizen Murdoch is especially personal. It comes in the form of a feature-length (2,500+ words!) post.
July 16, 2012
So far there's been at least one winner in the battle between Viacom and DirecTV: the newspaper industry.
July 09, 2012
It's as much a celebration of director Chris Nolan as a "making of" promotion, but it's hard not to be sucked in by the spectacles glimpsed.
June 18, 2012
Back in 2008, the founder of Facebook prophesized that with each passing year, people would share more and more on the web. But it turns out that there's a law that trumps Zuckerberg's Law: the Law of Diminishing Returns.