Archives: September 2006

More on Tribune and the Los Angeles Times

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 29

It's pretty to think of a Los Angeles Times liberated from Tribune and in the hands of kindlier local ownership. But there are numerous real-world factors that argue against this...

Tribune and Los Angeles Times: The Lighter Side

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 28

I'll have more to say about the Tribune-Los Angeles Times situation in my next BusinessWeek column, which will go up on the Web late today. (UPDATE: It's here.) But Slate's...

YouTube: Medium Hot

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 26

While discussing Bill Clinton's (mild, stagey) tantrum on Fox News, The Times's Virginia Heffernan nails one crucial new world distinction. The boob tube is medium cool, but YouTube is Medium...

Lonelygirl15: No, It Is Not The Future Of Marketing, So Please Don't Act Like It Is.

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 22

Sometime last summer I was talking to a movie marketing executive, who was totally groaning over Snakes On A Plane. (The one movie, as I believe New York magazine put...

Five Seconds With Rupert Murdoch

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 19

Five seconds with Rupert Murdoch, after he spoke on September 19 to a room full of investors at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference, elicits news that the long-promised Fox Business...

Breaking: MySpace Backlash Sighted In Mainstream Media!

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 15

PC World publishes list of 25 Worst Web Sites. As always when these lists are done in a halfway decent manner, the article is well worth wasting fifteen minutes on....

What's Missing From The Coverage of Yesterday's News From The New York Times Co.

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 13

From the New York Times Co.'s Sept. 12 press release announcing the sale of its nine TV stations: Last year, the Broadcast Media Group accounted for approximately 4% of the...

Lonelygirl15: Game Even Over-er, Bree Unmasked

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 12

Bree = Jessica Rose. Says Silicon Valley Watcher. (UPDATE 9/13: And the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and Milowent.) If, as they report, she is indeed from...

Lonelygirl15: Game Over. Thank God.

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 08

"The Creators" come out, via a post on the now-down lonelygirl15.com (update: now working again) forum page: To Our Incredible Fans, Thank you so much for enjoying our show so...

Lonelygirl15: We Will Not Mention The Horrid Term That People Use To Describe William Gibson's Oeuvre

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 07

The vicissitudes of the day-to-day have kept us off active lg15 duty, but luckily a friend of a friend writes in with a nice summation of one of the saga's...

Oh, That Sumner!

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 05

Late August is the perfect time to bury media news you don't want publicized, seeing as half the jounalistic corps and two-thirds of their readers are checked out. Just ask...

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