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Michael Wolff

What the Amazon vs. Hachette Debate Ignores: Independent Authors

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.

WATCH: Why Michael Wolff Hemorrhaged Twitter Followers

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 02.15.2013 | Media

Vanity Fair contributing editor, Guardian columnist, Rupert Murdoch biographer and self-described "obnoxious know-it-all" Michael Wolff joined HuffPos...

The 'Alternative Fox Universe' Is 'Crumbling'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

Former White House communications director Anita Dunn, who led the Obama administration's critiques of Fox News during its first term and lobbied agai...

Why the Sun on Sunday Is Murdoch's Last Hurrah

Alexander Walters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Media
Alexander Walters

There is one thing that motivates Rupert Murdoch more than money, power or prestige. It's the thrill of a challenge.

Adweek Announces Change In Editorial Director

Posted 12.17.2011 | Media

Adweek Editorial Director Michael Wolff is leaving Adweek. The magazine's parent company Prometheus Global Media announced the news on Monday. Jim Coo...

Michael Calderone

Salon CEO Calls For 'American Spring'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995. He was Salon’s editor-in-chief for a decade a...

Michael Wolff Not Worried About Latest Reports Of His Ouster

Reuters | Jack Shafer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Media

Wolff, who has been attending the Paley Center for Media's International Council (IC) forum, didn't entirely refute the Post's latest claims, but he ...

Memo to Murdoch -- WSJ: Flatlands Is in Brooklyn, Not the Bronx

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

2011-06-30-pullquote.jpgToday's front page of the WSJ's Metro section had a center picture with a headline reading: "Standoff in the Bronx." The problem is that the Flatlands is in Brooklyn, not the Bronx.

Rupert Murdoch: God's Media Executive?

Posted 08.28.2011 | Media

Vision. Guts. The initiative to "take a risk" and "go to the edge." These are all attributes that Bloomberg's Ron Grover claims Rupert Murdoch has, ea...

Michael Wolff Folds Two Magazines

FishbowlNY | Chris O'Shea on April 11, 2011 4:48 PM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media

We mentioned this back in February, and now it appears to be happening: Brandweek and Mediaweek published their final print versions today, and will b...

Michael Wolff To Lead Trade Magazine Group

mediaweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Wolff, the award-winning journalist and entrepreneur, was named editorial director of AdweekMedia, the umbrella brand of Adweek, Mediaweek and...

What Do We Do With Barack Obama?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

At this moment, we have a largely unrecognizable figure in the White House. The weirdly continuing questions about his birth place and religion may be not so much a slur as a demented metaphor for his real lack of identity -- and friends.

Politicians Are Babies

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

In the UK, there are the Miliband brothers, David and Ed. Both brothers--who, by all reports, have been particularly close--held senior positions in ...

Even I Can't Change CNN

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I am waiting for Ken Jautz to take me to lunch. Jautz is the new head of CNN. I helped get him his job. I wrote a column in the August issue of Vanity...

Even I Can't Change CNN

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

I am waiting for Ken Jautz to take me to lunch. Jautz is the new head of CNN. I helped get him his job. I wrote a column in the August issue of Vanity...

Warren Beatty's Daughter: The Media Is Kind and Gentle -- or Carefully Controlled

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

I missed the story about Warren Beatty's 18-year-old daughter planning to have a sex-change operation. It's not a hidden story. It's been out there. And yet it's hardly made an impression.

Could Carl Paladino Really Win?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Theoretically, Paladino doesn't have a chance. And yet he is already so much more acceptable in his grossness and loucheness, and fascinating for it, than he was even just a little more than a week ago.

Hacking Scandal: Murdoch to Blair -- Help!

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

A British banker once described for me what happened when Rupert Murdoch decided to make then-31-year-old son James the CEO of BSkyB, the UK satellite...

Murdoch's Hacking Scandal: It's the Story That Keeps Giving

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

A longtime friend reminded me in an email this weekend, if the hacking scandal that has him on his uppers in London had happened in the US, it really would likely -- finally -- be curtains for Rupert.

Rupertgate: The Loyalists Bark Back

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

Nobody for so long has so much pervaded and colored and upended the media and politics of Britain as Rupert Murdoch.

Can the Brits Get Rupert?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Even just a few weeks ago, who would have doubted the outcome of a competition between Rupert Murdoch and the New York Times?

Is Murdoch Berlusconi? And Is Britain Italy?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The Brits are terribly confused. The scandal that they thought had run out of gas is suddenly, as though by a deus ex machina, back full-steam. And y...

News Corp. Is Freaking Out

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

"You don't get it," a member of News Corporation's inner circle in London told me last night, about the phone hacking scandal. "If there was a conspiracy in the company, the conspiracy was to keep Rupert from knowing."

I Can Tell You About Steven Rattner's Tell-All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Steven Rattner, the onetime New York Times reporter, former investment banker, would-be private equity media mogul, Hillary Clinton mega-fundraiser, a...

What Did Rupert Murdoch (and Son James) Know, and When Did They Know It?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Don Van Natta Jr., the lead reporter on the New York Times' Sunday Magazine story about the phone hacking scandal that's engulfed some of Rupert Murdo...