Archives: December 2008

Bad Ads, Designer Jeans Department: I Am Putting This Online In Order To Get These Images Out Of My Head

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 30

I just finished a column (update: it's here), which will be online later this week, which features an individual who’s been involved in selling designer jeans for quite some time....

A Note On The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, And A Note On Vacation Schedule

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 13

I’m away on vacation until the middle of next week, which is why I’m only now getting around to blogging about what looks like will happen to MediaNews Group's Detroit...

Former Time Mirror Executives' Golden Parachutes Revealed In Tribune's Bankruptcy Filing

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 08

Tribune Co. petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, and in its bankruptcy filing listed many key financial details, including who it owes money to. Among them are the amounts it...

More On Media Predictions '09: Two Music Geeks Have Fun With A New Radio Format Idea Until A Radio Pro Rains On Our Parade

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 05

My new column, as previously threatened, is a bunch of media predictions for 2009. But, please, be sure to take a moment and absorb the many wise predictions that were...

Dinner With Rupert Murdoch Biographer Michael Wolff, Mach 2: Does The New York Times Co. = Dow Jones?

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 03

(Part 2 of excerpts from a dinner discussion I had on Nov. 20 with Rupert Murdoch biographer/Vanity Fair columnist/Fine on Media pal Michael Wolff. If you haven't seen Part 1,...

Michael Wolff's Calm, Reasoned Analysis Of MySpace, And The "Cretins" That Flock To It

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 01

Part of writing my latest column required interviewing Michael Wolff, a friend and the author of the new Rupert Murdoch bio "The Man Who Owns The News." After some negotiation,...

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