Archives: October 2006

American Media Inc. Is Based In Florida But Still Keeps Heading South

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 27

More bad news from American Media, the battered private equity play fronted by David Pecker and which owns the National Enquirer and The Star, writes Keith Kelly of the New...

Scanning The Headlines

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 26

Three random media media headlines of the past 24 hours or so, lightly edited for clarity: Welch, Others, Mull Private Bid For NYT’s Boston Globe (Parenthetically: The Boston Globe may...

Live From The American Magazine Conference: Yahoo COO Dan Rosenzweig

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 24

Yahoo COO Dan Rosenzweig of Yahoo was interviewed onstage here by top Wired editor Chris Anderson, and gave a better defense of his company than pretty much anything else I’ve...

Live From The American Magazine Conference: Ann Moore Speaks

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 23

Time Inc. Chairman-CEO Ann Moore was interviewed onstage today by Newsweek's President Rick Smith while on a panel of industry CEOs. Near the end of the panel, Smith asked Moore...

Live From The American Magazine Conference: Quotations From Chairman Bob

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 23

(That would be Bob Greenberg, Chairman-CEO of ad agency R/GA and something of a seer for marketing and media futures.) "How did Yahoo start looking old and Rupert Murdoch start...

Forgive Me For Stating The Obvious About Yesterday's News From NBC

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 20

Yesterday's news that NBC will stop doing scripted shows at 8 PM and slash news operations is the clearest admission that the network television model is broken. And this supersedes...

Update on Time Inc. Mag Sale

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 19

Regarding the 18 magazines from its Time4Media and Parenting groups that Time Inc. put up for sale in September, we hear: Initial bids are due October 25. (I'd bet that...

Yahoo: So Sometimes A Tech Company Is Really Just A Tech Company?

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 18

Regarding Yahoo's current slump: A bunch of questions are rattling around my brainpan, which I list below in hopes of hearing your thoughts on them and Yahoo's situation in general....

Google/YouTube: Before It All Gets Irredeemably Chewed To Death

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 09

Everyone should have seen this coming (excuse me, perhaps I also mean: Before late last week, I didn't see this coming, either) because: 1. Like Google, YouTube is a company...

Stalemate Ending At Los Angeles Times

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 05

Those who said that Tribune Co. CEO Dennis FitzSimons would not tolerate pushback from Los Angeles Times execs were right. Jeff Johnson out as Publisher, replaced by David Hiller, Publisher...

Again With The Media Cross-Ownership Regulations.

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 04

This has long been threatened and never delivered, but the top guy at the FCC is, once again, talking about loosening certain media ownership regulations, which right now forbid companies...

Lonelygirl15: The Business Model Creeps In

Posted by: Jon Fine on October 02

Don't know if you caught this, but the most recent lonelygirl15 episode wasn't posted in full on YouTube. In its place was a sort of teaser clip, which directed you...

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