Thursday, November 14, 2019

MURDOCH DETERMINED TO REVIVE HIS STRUGGLING NEWSPAPERS

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch suggested on Thursday that he’s exhilarated by the prospect of restarting News Corp as a stand-alone news operation. At a New York investors conference, he remarked “You may be wondering why I want to do it all over again. The simple answer is: there is opportunity everywhere.” Not too many other media moguls […]

MURDOCH’S NEWS TROUBLES CONTINUE TO GROW

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The slowly unwinding scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers pressed on today (Tuesday) as the former defense editor of The Sun and a London police detective — both arrested nearly a year ago — were officially charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. The formal charge alleged that former constable Paul Flattley received […]

TRIBUNE EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Co. is due to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today (Monday) with a new board composed mostly of TV and movie executives who have had little experience running either newspapers or television stations, Tribune’s principal properties. It owns eight newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the […]

HUGH GRANT SETTLES HACKING LAWSUIT

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Grant has settled his telephone-hacking lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s News International for an undisclosed “substantial sum” and said that he will donate the money to the Hacked Off campaign, which demands tougher press regulation. Grant had sued News International, the British publishing unit of Murdoch’s News Corp, after being informed by Scotland Yard that […]

CONSERVATIVE SOUL SEARCHING FOLLOWING SCHOOL SHOOTING

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reacting to the Connecticut shootings on Friday, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” The following day he reacted to President Obama’s statement on the tragedy by commenting on Twitter: “Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?” His remarks immediately […]

TRIBUNE LIKELY TO DUMP NEWSPAPERS, BECOME A BROADCAST COMPANY

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Tribune Co. may wind up as strictly a broadcast company if reports that it plans to sell its newspaper holdings prove to be accurate. Bloomberg said on Tuesday that Tribune, whose newspapers include the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and Hartford Courant, intends to sell the money-losing print assets as […]

MURDOCH DEMERGES HIS PUBLISHING AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES

December 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch on Monday formally announced the split of News Corp into two companies. One, which will retain the name News Corp, will include all of the company’s publishing operations, including The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, the London Times and Sunday Times, the London Sun and the Sun on Sunday […]

MORE TURMOIL AT NEWS CORP’S U.K. OPERATIONS

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The scandal plaguing News Corp’s British newspapers has claimed another victim — this time, the very man who has been working hard to set the ship on an even keel again. Early today (Monday) Tom Mockridge, a 21-year-veteran of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate, resigned as CEO of News International, the unit that served as a […]

AFTER 9-MONTH PROBE, LEVESON ISSUES MILD REPORT ON UK MEDIA

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For an investigation that was triggered by the alleged misdeeds of News Corp’s British subsidiary, News International, whose tabloids, the now-defunct News of the World and The Sun, were accused of hacking the voicemail of thousands of citizens and paying bribes to police and other officials for information, there was surprisingly scant criticism of Rupert […]

TRIAL OF MURDOCH’S TOP ASSOCIATES SET FOR NEXT YEAR

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several top executives and journalists for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World returned to court today for pretrial formalities that included the judge’s announcement that their trials will begin in September of next year. Among the former News of the World employees who face a general charge of “conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications” were […]

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