Michael J. Wolf

Media Magazine: Digital Transformation Issue

Media Magazine asked me to serve as the guest editor of their Digital Transformation Issue. I commissioned pieces that would explain this transformational moment in the media business: Rich Ziade describing how he built a company around better reading experiences, Nick Denton discussing the Gawker redesign, David Kirkpatrick introducing the next wave of companies to watch for, Paul Ford on how advertisers need to redefine the ways they think about the Web, and my partner at Activate, Michele Anderson, explaining what it takes to create a virtual start-up. Read More


Excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's history of Facebook and how it has changed the world:

Of all the suitors courting Mark Zuckerberg in the fall of 2005, one of the most enterprising was Michael Wolf, president of Viacom's MTV Networks.

(Zuckerberg's) talks with Michael Wolf taught (him) a lot about deals and how the media industry works. That would serve him well in the coming years. And inside the company he seemed more like a leader. Read More

MediaPost: At the Crossroads

Michael Wolf tells Joe Mandese why we are at a turning point brought on by the collision of media and technology. Read More

Adweek: Michael Wolf Joins Slide Board of Advisors

Former MTV Networks president and COO Michael Wolf has joined social application firm Slide's Board of Advisors. Read More