Wednesday, September 18, 2019

ANOTHER MURDOCH PAPER CAUGHT IN SCANDAL — THE LONDON TIMES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite repeated assertions by News Corp executives, including James Murdoch, the former chairman of News International, which oversees the company’s British newspapers, that it intends to be “transparent” with the investigators probing the hacker scandal, yet another Murdoch-owned newspaper has been tainted by revelations of apparent cover-up of criminal conduct. Appearing before the inquiry on […]

HACKING SCANDAL SPREADS TO LONDON TIMES

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On his Twitter posts, Rupert Murdoch has remained oddly silent about the latest developments involving News Corp’s hacking scandal(s) in the U.K. While mentioning the latest market moves by Facebook and Google and remarking, “Things are buzzing,” Murdoch today (Friday) said nothing at all about the buzz over reports on Thursday that a crucial email exchange […]

LONDON TIMES REPORTER ARRESTED IN NEW HACKER CRACKDOWN

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The British reporter who was arrested at his home early Wednesday was identified in news reports today (Thursday) as Raoul Simons, a sports editor at the London Times. Of 16 persons arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal that has embroiled Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, he is the first one not connected with News of […]

ADAGE COLUMNIST PREDICTS HACKERGATE WILL DO IN MURDOCH

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertising Age media columnist Simon Dumenco is predicting that the current flap in the U.K. over alleged widespread hacking of the voicemails of celebrities and politicians by Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid News of the World will serve as an “epic legal distraction” for Murdoch just as he attempts to erect paywalls at two of his London […]

AVATAR LIFTS NEWS CORP 11.2 PERCENT IN 2009

August 5, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Led by outstanding results at its Fox News and FX cable networks, which saw operating income soar 31 percent during its fourth quarter versus a year ago, News Corp beat analysts’ expectations as it reported profits of $875 million for the quarter, compared with a loss of $203 million for the comparable quarter a year […]

NEWS CORP RIDES “AVATAR’S” WAVE

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Avatar has proved to be as valuable for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp as those fictional Pandoran minerals appear to be in the movie. Third-quarter revenue from the movie (which opened in the previous quarter) helped push operating profit for the company’s film unit to $497 million, up 76 percent from $282 million during the same […]