Hamilton Nolan · 11/03/14 09:22AM

Omniscient media insider Michael Wolff writes about a Manhattan power lunch sighting: "Recently, the very familiar face I couldn't quite place turned out to be Oprah." It's never been easier to be a media insider.

Michael Wolff Files for Divorce Without Telling His Wife

J.K. Trotter · 05/13/14 04:30PM

USA Today media critic and Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff is legally married to Cold Spring lawyer Alison Anthoine, from whom he famously separated in 2009 to pursue a then-28-year-old Vanity Fair intern named Victoria Floethe (pictured above with Wolff). While it’s not clear what happened with Wolff and Floethe—the pair were photographed at a Financial Times party in 2012—the former’s marriage remained intact, at least by the courts. No more.

Tom Scocca · 03/11/13 02:15PM

"[T]here are no reservations between 7pm and 9pm. Anywhere. Even a dreary spot." Michael Wolff is now Cindy Adams.

Hamilton Nolan · 09/17/12 08:45AM

USA Today publishes a Michael Wolff column about Tina Brown. Jurassic Park is real.

Gawker Welcomes the Guardian Staff to Soho

Brian Moylan · 11/17/11 01:14PM

Last night Gawker founder Nick Denton hosted a little soiree at his Soho pad to welcome the American staff of the Guardian who recently moved their office to the neighborhood. And what is a party without a photo booth and a few boldfaced media names? We didn't save you any tea sandwiches, but you can at least enjoy the pictures.

Michael Wolff Finally, Officially, Seriously Done at Adweek

Hamilton Nolan · 10/17/11 01:28PM

In your mandatory Monday media column: Michael Wolff is out for good, Tweet man stops tweeting to write about Twitter, McDonald's launches its own network, a PR man jokes for accuracy, and the NYT's paywall is a success.

What's Carlos Slim Want With the NYT?

Hamilton Nolan · 10/07/11 02:19PM

In your finally Friday media column: Carlos Slim parsed, a Miami reporter has a bad day, Michael Wolff lives on at Adweek, James Murdoch's board seat in jeopardy, and Disney's CEO will peace out in four years.

Is the Michael Wolff Adweek Experiment Almost Over?

Hamilton Nolan · 09/15/11 10:23AM

October, 2010: lifelong media grenade-thrower Michael Wolff is appointed as the top editor of advertising industry trade magazine Adweek. April, 2011: the new Wolff-ified Adweek debuts. Our prediction at the time: "It'll go along just fine for a month or three, until the publisher starts getting calls from the advertisers, who say, 'I find all of that media reporting very interesting but by the way, we are in the advertising industry. Not the media. So I'm, you know, taking my business over to Ad Age, which really, let's be honest, covers this industry that I'm in (advertising) better than you guys do.' And that will be the end of the great media-reporting-heavy advertising trade magazine experiment!"

Twilight of the Media Critics

Hamilton Nolan · 08/25/11 11:47AM

Yesterday, the already-shrunken world of media reporting lost its two grandest figures: Jim Romenesko, the quiet man who singlehandedly set the agenda, like a front page editor for all media news (semi-retiring, by choice); and Slate's Jack Shafer—America's most consistently fearless press critic (laid off). Step back. Look around at the smoldering carnage of the media critic landscape. Who's left to carry the "harassing one's own industry colleagues" torch? A brief look, below.

Michael Wolff's Analysis of NYT: They're Ugly

Hamilton Nolan · 06/13/11 02:18PM

In your misty Monday media column: Michael Wolff vs. David Carr continues, as does the HuffPo's hiring spree, as does the growth of the class action suit against HuffPo, Gay Talese gives the NYT props, Time magazine has an apocalyptic "brand image," and AMI is for sale.

Bin Laden Saves DC Reporters From Annual Dose of Ridicule

Hamilton Nolan · 05/03/11 02:06PM

In your moody Tuesday media column: Bin Laden saves the White House press corps, HuffPo people moves, Andrew Sullivan's traffic, a missing Al-Jazeera reporter, and Michael Wolff speaks (some more).