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Archives: July 2007

News Corp/Dow Jones: All Over But The Signing. And The Shouting. Oy, The Shouting.

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 31

Since there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth everywhere, let me say this outright: Rupert Murdoch buying Dow Jones is the best possible available scenario. Unlike Dean Starkman,...

It's Not A Flip-Flop. It's An Evolution!

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 27

This week's column is about how I’m coming around to think that the New York Times Co. is better off going private. Alan Mutter rightly notes that this is a...

Forget Lindsay Lohan And Britney. You Are About To Witness The True Heart Of Darkness For Young Celebrity.

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 27

This is a very sharply edited 10 minutes of a dreadful-sounding and much longer video that Corey Haim put out in 1989 called Me, Myself and I. Apparently he did...

Devastating One-Liner About Yahoo Sighted!

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 27

(From a recent informal meeting with a highly-placed digital executive who doesn’t work for any of the below companies.) Me: But why isn’t it OK for Yahoo to be #2...

The Dow Jones Deal And The Market's Confidence In It Happening

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 25

Yeoman (and –woman) work is being done over at the Wall Street Journal in documenting the Bancroft-ian angst over selling Dow Jones to News Corp. for $60 a share. Ditto...

Dow Jones Bidding War Heats Up! Wait . . . Maybe Not.

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 20

It must be killing those searching for a Dow Jones alternative to Murdoch that 'Net entrepreneur Brad Greenspan is one of the only options out there. From his letter to...

Ordinarily I Wouldn't Believe This Either, But I'm Looking At It Right Now.

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 20

Spotted at 1:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, Friday, July 20: A rainbow, directly over News Corp's Manhattan headquarters at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. This, I can see from my...

What Happens To Dow Jones' Stock Price If The Bancrofts Nix The News Corp Deal?

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 18

It falls from its current lofty peak, sure, but to where? Do we assume that the company's $36 stock price--the level it was at before Murdoch's bid was made public--already...

Scripps Cuts Out The Middle Option In Cincinnati

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 17

So I've been blathering and blogging about which major market newspaper will be the first to go online only, not today, but someday soon . . . .and today the...

Newspaper Triage: Which American Paper Will Be The First To Kill Its Print Edition?

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 12

I spent several days last week asking a bunch of newspaper execs and other assorted smart folk variant of the following question: “Which American newspaper will be the first to...

More Groundless Journalistic Handwringing Over Murdoch And Dow Jones

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 10

The more CJR's Dean Starkman fulminates and tut-tuts about the prospect of a Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, the more I become convinced the deal will actually go through. But never...

Villaraigosa, Salinas, and Journalistic Propriety (Not as Boring As It Sounds. Promise!)

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 06

Mickey Kaus asks a bunch of pointed questions regarding the Mayor of Los Angeles' interesting situation with his new(ish) girlfriend. I like this argument: Telemundo finally has someone everybody wants...


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