Wolff has been reporting about the Trump campaign and new administration for over a year now, scoring some of the most significant interviews with the Trump team, including with his two closest advisors, Stephen K. Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and with the President himself. His focus now is the first 100 days of the new White House and the dynamics of the President’s inner circle.
What happens when the smartest people in the room decide something is inevitable and yet it doesn’t come to pass? What happens when omens have been misunderstood, tea leaves misread and “gurus” miss their marks? With myths and perceptions of traditional and digital media running rampant, “view ability” has become the new catch phrase. Join author and columnist, Michael Wolff in a unique conversation about the adaptability of the TV business and the search for brand value.
Michael Wolff has chronicled the diverging paths of old and new media over the past twenty years in his regular columns in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, and British GQ. He is the author of the recently published Television Is The New Television, as well as five previous books, including the bestseller Burn Rate, the story of the rise and fall of the early search engine company he founded—often singled out as the best book of the dotcom age—and The Man Who Owns the News, the definitive biography of Rupert Murdoch, based on nine months of conversation with the mogul. He has received many citations for his work in both the U.S. and U.K., including two National Magazine’s Award and four nominations. He is the son of an ad man and, in 2011, edited and revamped the trade magazine, Adweek. He is one of the founders of Newser, the seven-year-old (profitable) news site. He has four children and lives in New York City.