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The Five Best Media Feuds of 2014

504939-app1.adage.com — The way I see it, the platonic ideal of a great media feud involves two or more famous parties behaving badly, then using media (especially social media) as a cudgel while simultaneously capturing the imagination of the mainstream media -- in the process causing all of us to endlessly obsess and take sides.

Media Guy Bids Farewell to Beloved 'Stephen Colbert'

504939-app1.adage.com — I can't quite imagine living without "Stephen Colbert." Yes, we'll still have Stephen Colbert -- the actual human being who has been playing a blowhard pundit on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" for 10 seasons (and before that on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart") -- when he takes over for David Letterman on CBS's "Late Show" sometime in 2015 (date TBD).

Dumenco's Media People: New York Times Columnist David Carr

adage.com — In the New York media world, just about everybody knows New York Times media columnist David Carr. In a city, and a profession, filled with oddballs, well, I've never met anyone quite so odd.

What It's Like Competing With VC-Fueled Media Startups

adage.com — Elsewhere in this, the Digital Issue of Advertising Age, my colleague Michael Sebastian writes about digital publishing companies -- specifically, a half dozen upstarts in various stages of youth, including BuzzFeed (born 2006) and Vox (2011). It's an eye-opening report that looks beyond the hype surrounding these companies.

Aaron Gell: Q&A with ASSME Founder

adage.com — Sometimes a little gallows humor goes a long way. Last fall, Aaron Gell, the newly unemployed executive editor of Radar magazine -- Radar had just folded a third and final time -- started up a tongue-in-cheek alternative to ASME, the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Five Big New Trends in Marketing for the Super Bowl

adage.com — Marketers are getting ever wiser about how to get the most out of their Super Bowl ad buys. Here are five major trends that Adobe Digital Index is tracking that should get marketers to think differently about where and how they promote their products leading up to Sunday's game.

Living With My Fear of Amazon, Destroyer of Worlds

adage.com — I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon. Chances are you do, too. I used to feel pretty good about the e-tailer. Now, increasingly, I feel a little dirty every time I patronize it.

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The Five Best Media Feuds of 2014

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Media Guy Bids Farewell to Beloved 'Stephen Colbert'

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