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Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams In Talks To Partner New York Observer and Mediaite

Adweek | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

Dan Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and the Abrams Media Network, and Jared Kushner, the owner of the New York Observer, have been in talks that have ...

Not Another Year-End List!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?

Dan Abrams: I'm 'Thrilled' With Where Mediaite Is, Plan To Start More Sites

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mediaite, the media news website, celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, HuffPost Media interviewed Mediaite founder and p...

Keith Olberman Blasts Dan Abrams, Mediaite: 'Fired MSNBC Employee' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann blasted the website Mediaite and its founder, Dan Abrams, Wednesday in a re-named "Worst Persons in the World" segment. "The premise ...

CBS and Its Homophobic Superbowl Double-Standard

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Ladies in their bras? Bring 'em on! Men in their undies? We can't get enough! Just as long as it's clear that the ladies in their bras are with the men in their undies and vice versa.

America's Next Huge Pop Stars: Two College Kids Playing On YouTube

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

My new favorite song -- played and replayed umpteen times over the past not even a day is a simple, fabulous acoustic-guitar Lady Gaga medley by Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider.

Flashback: Jay Leno Announces His Handover to Conan in 2004

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Yesterday, I hearkened back to September 2004 when NBC made the announcement that Conan O'Brien would be replacing Jay Leno as the host of the Tonight Show, five years in the future, in 2009.

25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Remember when the web used to be about following links to someone's cool blogspot site? Now it's all about the world of ultra-ultra-niche or the secret gems that the big sites troll daily for their unique takes.

Dan Abrams Launching Three New Websites

Mediaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the founder of Mediaite, I am thrilled to announce that our site's ongoing success -- both in terms of traffic and advertising -- has led us to cre...

Jay Leno Would Like You To Know That This Is Not His Fault

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Conan's statement is funny, but principled and resolute, and this will only add to the popular support he's received as this story has unfolded. It will also add to the Leno backlash.

Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Sklar

Melissa Lafsky is a friend of mine, but she's always seemed strange to me for one reason: She loves horror movies. Loves them. Thrillers, slashers, cr...

What Megan Fox Has in Common With Barack Obama

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

What does Megan Fox have in common with Barack Obama? They clearly share an ease with the soundbite, and a propensity to re-use the ones that work.

Where Were You a Year Ago Today?

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

If you are a political journalist -- or media hanger-on -- chances are you were living out of a suitcase at the 2008 Presidential Conventions, with the Dems nominating Barack Obama in Denver and the GOP nominating John McCain in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Remember those heady days?

Post-Cronkite Journos: The Battle of Advocates, Narcissists & Sleuths

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Mediaite.com's Power Grid uses an algorithm to determine the top voices in 12 different media categories. Does the feature inspire a narcissistic-type of journalism, with people trying to game the system?

Introducing Mediaite

Dan Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Abrams

This site is the manifestation of a vision I have had for many years -- a unique property that will quickly become the must-read for anyone interested in media, the business of it and the personalities behind it.

Mediaite, Dan Abrams' Media Site, Launches

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mediaite paints with a colorful palette, even if its hues will appeal mainly to journalists and those who obsess over them. By hiring bloggers who wor...

Live from Twitter! The Media Reacts to Sarah Palin's Resignation

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

Shortly after Sarah Palin announced her resignation, our Twitter feed blew up with reactions from the media world. Here's a quick look at some of the responses.

My Life In Swag, From A-Z

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

"SWAG" stands for "Stuff We All Get" and refers to the freebies that are handed out at promotional events -- from pens and tote bags and magnets and mugs to, well, much better stuff, depending on the event.