Archives: February 2008

Insert Song Title That References Radio

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 28

I square my own complicated feelings about radio with the on-the-ground realities (in-the-air realities? on-the-airwaves realities?) in this week’s column. I remain convinced, as I said in the piece, that...

Timing! Always With The Timing!

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 22

Last Sunday I taped (webcammed? digitally-videoed?) this episode of bloggingheads.tv with Time.com’s Washington editor, Ana Marie Cox....

The Wisdom Of The Commenters

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 20

When I’m coldish and kvetching and dizzy from decongestants, it’s nice that some smart commenters can stop by and make arguments better than I could make even if I weren't...

Some Smart Thoughts On Google's TV Ads Initiative, Written By A Guy Who's Used It

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 13

I'm totally sick and about to go home and collapse into bed . . . and if I weren't totally sick I'd likely riff a bit on this excellent post...

Wisdom Of The Staircase, Writer’s Strike Edition

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 11

I went on CNBC this morning at an obscenely early hour to do this segment(possibly firewalled) with Vanity Fair columnist and fellow CNBC contributor Michael Wolff. We discussed the all-but-official...

Afternoon Paper In Madison To Redefine "Daily," Goes "Online-Mostly" (If Not Exactly "Online-Only")

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 07

The Capital Times, the afternoon paper in Madison, Wisconsin isn't dropping its print product. But it's coming pretty damn close to it....

Time Warner And The Curse Of The Conglomerate

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 06

Three headlines coming out of Time Warner’s earnings call today, which happened to be the first run by new CEO Jeff Bewkes:...

On Liking Jimmy Breslin Again

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 05

"YouFace, these things, everybody seems to be looking at them." --Jimmy Breslin, in a Q & A published in this week's New York magazine. Then his wife starts yelling at...

More On Microsoft-Yahoo

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 01

In this video debate, my BusinessWeek colleague Catherine Holahan and I square off on the Microsoft-Yahoo deal. She's the one bravely arguing against my bearish view. I'm the one whose...

So Microsoft And Yahoo Walk Into A Bar . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 01

Ah, Microsoft-Yahoo. It's truly touching to me how companies are forever believing that if you mate two dogs, you can make a pony....

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