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Michael Wolff

June 16, 2003 | This Media Life
Pinch, Power, and the Paper

Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd may have fallen on their swords. But that doesn't mean the man who sent them into battle, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., has given up his mission to change the New York Times.

May 26, 2003 | Feature
Troubled Times

The Times is more than a newspaper. To its reporters and editors, it’s a religion. And the Jayson Blair Affair is a story of a sinner (Blair), the powerful (Howell Raines), the faithful (led by Metro editor Jon Landman), and a highly unusual exorcism.

April 28, 2003 | This Media Life
Al Jazeera's Edge

The American media has an almost fetishistic interest in Al Jazeera and its correspondents—not least of all because the Arabic broadcaster learned its best tricks from American TV.

April 21, 2003 | This Media Life
My Big Fat Question

While the war was raging elsewhere, I was stuck at CENTCOM, where I was supposed to be lobbing softball questions at generals. Naturally, I did the opposite. (Cue hate mail from Rush Limbaugh fans.)

April 7, 2003 | New York Magazine's 35th Anniversary
35 Years

Michael Wolff on Clay Felker's ambitions for his magazine--and himself.

April 7, 2003 | New York Magazine's 35th Anniversary
Buying the Dream

Time Warner merging with AOL is the old story of the Titanic and that iceberg -- they're still scrambling for the lifeboats.

April 7, 2003 | This Media Life
Live From Doha . . .

. . . it’s a TV-ready war update spoonfed to hundreds of journalists by the U.S. military! A report from the surreal, over-air-conditioned million-dollar briefing center in the middle of nowhere.

March 31, 2003 | Feature
Behind the Lines

Here in New York, half a world away, the war in Iraq is having its impact, changing politics and media and mind-sets at cruise-missile speed. What will New York and America do—and what will it be like to be an American—when the smoke clears? An examination of the war and its aftermath.

March 31, 2003 | This Media Life
Brill-iant

Media’s biggest bully ducked out of the limelight for fifteen months to write a God-is-in-the-details account of life post-9/11. By returning to writing, has Steve Brill found a new way to dominate?

March 17, 2003 | This Media Life
Oh, Get Real!

Put a couple of middlebrow programming execs in a dumbed-down, all-reality-all-the-time network television environment, and does hilarity ensue? Just ask Jeff Zucker and Susan Lyne.

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