I Want My (Web) MTV

Digital impresario Mika Salmi is transforming Viacom's MTV Networks into a new-media powerhouse, saving it from a fate worse than death: middle age.

Twilight of the Media Moguls

John Malone helped build a generation of media titans like no other—only to cut them down to size and reveal them as mere mortals. Just ask Barry Diller.

Prick Up Your Rabbit Ears

When cable TV arrived in the ' 70s, rabbit ears seemed destined to go the way of the polyester pantsuit. So, too, the clunky outdoor antenna, a rooftop fixture that once upon a time signaled the rise of television in American life.

Out of Bounds

Jimmy Dolan's sports empire is a humiliation. Does that make him unfit to run Daddy's cable company?

The Redstones: A Family Feud for the Ages

Sumner Redstone is cranky. He's having a huge falling-out with his daughter, Shari—once considered the 84-year-old mogul's heir apparent—and it looks as if she may leave the family media empire, which controls Viacom and CBS.

Starr: Don Imus Is Us

There is no excuse for what Don Imus said about the Rutgers women's basketball team. There is, however, an explanation. And you probably won't like it.

Embarrassing Moment for Katie Couric

An entry from the CBS's anchor's video 'Notebook' shares some uncomfortable similarities with a Wall Street Journal column. How musings about a library led to some embarrassing moments—and the firing of a network producer.

Prick Up Your Rabbit Ears

When cable TV arrived in the ' 70s, rabbit ears seemed destined to go the way of the polyester pantsuit. So, too, the clunky outdoor antenna, a rooftop fixture that once upon a time signaled the rise of television in American life.

Media: Trying A New Journey

Adventures in Capitalism" was the high-testosterone tag line for The Wall Street Journal's previous ad campaign, in 1997, to promote the brand. The paper was recently made over--taking three inches from the width and adding an emphasis on forward-looking journalism--so it's time to freshen up with a new campaign. "Every journey needs a Journal," says the new tag line, positioning the paper to speak less to readers' inner Striver than their inner Seeker.

The King Of HDTV

John Malone Built A Cable Empire That Changed Television Forever. Now He's Trying To Repeat The Feat With A High-Definition Satellite-Tv Dynasty.

CNBC, Take Two

Back in the roaring '90s, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo was the face of business news--the "Money Honey" whom everyone on Wall Street wanted to sit down with for a sexy chat about convertible subordinated debentures (or some such).

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