Michael Wolff
Michael Wolff
Two-time National Magazine Award winner Michael Wolff is the editorial director of e5’s AdweekMedia, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and the founder of newser.com. His latest book is The Man Who Owns the News, a biography of Rupert Murdoch, based on nine months of interviews with Murdoch and his family and associates. His work has been widely anthologized and appeared in numerous publications, including New York magazine, where he was a long-time columnist. He has also been an entrepreneur involved with the start-up of many businesses, including, in 1993, his first Internet company.
As an early Internet pioneer (an experience chronicled in his book Burn Rate), and student of the media, Wolff has witnessed and written about the revolution in news habits. The collapse of newspapers and the slow death of broadcast news have not meant the death of the news market, but rather a flight of consumers to other news platforms. News consumers want access to a wide range of news sources; they want this new wealth of information presented in an efficient and entertaining way; and they want technological tools to help them cut through the chaos of the web. Newser, launched in late 2007, is Wolff’s effort to help invent the new news.

Other Titles By Michael Wolff

Burn Rate

“Burn Rate has a terrific feel for the crazy deals, the characters, and the clashing bicoastal cultures of the Internet.”

-New York Times

Autumn of the Moguls

“A thoroughly enjoyable slap in the face to media culture.”


© 2019 Michael Wolff