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Archives: August 2007

Burying The Lede. And Burying The News Just Before A Holiday Weekend

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 31

The Newspaper Association of America issued a press release today,the Friday before Labor Day, which hit my inbox at precisely 12:43 PM, Eastern time. First paragraph: Arlington, Va. – Advertising...

Obscure Music Statistic Of The Day, Part 2: Coolfer's Analysis Of The Mid-Tail

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 29

Just saw this post on where proprietor Glenn Peoples has been slicing and dicing SoundScan data in all manner of ways in an effort to further parse music sales...

Obscure Music Statistics Of The Day

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 28

I'm at work on a music biz-related column and it's given me the chance to geek out on all manner of sales stats. No real surprises lurk in the below...

But Enough About What We Think About Hearst's Offer. What Does Bruce Sherman Think About it?

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 24

(The following post would not exist without my colleague Tom Lowry, who picked up on all this stuff while I was at work on my next column.) The Hearst Corporation...

Paradigmatic Blog Post Of The Year Sighted

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 23

. . . appropriately enough, it's on The complete text is reproduced below. Poll results released this week say that one in four US adults did not read...

Nap Time!

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 07

Fine on Media is about to go on a two-week vacation. (After which it promises never to refer to itself in the third person again.) As such, expect very light...

Another Wrinkle On The Dow Jones Sale

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 06

New York magazine puts its finger on one other potential side effect of Murdoch's purchase of Dow Jones which I haven't heard mentioned much. A Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal...

Tabloid Vets Spotted At The Journal

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 02

This week’s column partially hinges on this notion: Murdoch’s patience for money-losing newspapers is based on his love for newspapering as things were, but not on serious investment in the...

Rupert Murdoch: This Is Your "Legacy" Speaking

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 01

I say in my just-out column that “legacy” is what columnists start yammering on about about when they have no other hammer to hold over their target’s head that might...


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