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JAMES MURDOCH: CENSURED IN UK, UPPED IN US

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch’s conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded “repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman,” reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of […]

TWO MORE ARRESTS IN BRITAIN’S HACKING/BRIBERY SCANDAL

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun, the largest circulating newspaper in Britain, have been arrested on suspicion of bribing a police officer. The officer has also been arrested, Scotland Yard said today (Wednesday). The latest arrests bring to 50 the number arrests made in connection with the investigation into bribery […]

NEWS CORP WON’T SETTLE WITH “INDIRECT” VICTIM OF HACKING

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News International, the British subsidiary of News Corp that oversees its U.K. newspapers, may already have paid about $225 million to settle invasion-of-privacy cases brought against it by victims of hacking — but it is refusing to settle a claim by one person described as “collateral damage” in the scandal. Mary-Ellen Field, who had worked […]

ALL (BUT ONE) NEWS CORP EXECS TAKE COMPENSATION HIT

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all of News Corp’s top executives, only Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes received a raise in 2011, according to SEC filings reported by today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times. Ailes, in fact, received a 30 percent increase in compensation to $21.1 million versus $15.6 million in 2011. Other top officers took significant hits to […]

ELISABETH MURDOCH CHALLENGES BROTHER JAMES IN EDINBURGH ADDRESS (Updated)

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a speech that suddenly — and surprisingly — seemed to lift her ahead of her brothers as the heir apparent within the News Corp media empire, Elisabeth Murdoch said on Friday that in the aftermath of the telephone hacking and bribery scandals affecting the company’s British newspapers, the organization needs to “discuss, affirm and […]

MURDOCH’S TOP LIEUTENANTS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K. escalated to new heights today (Tuesday) as Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman, and Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, were notified that they would be charged with conspiracy to intercept communications. Prosecutors said that the alleged crimes were committed between […]

MURDOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE’S SPLITTING NEWS CORP

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch spent much of Thursday discussing his decision to split his News Corp media empire into two companies, one for entertainment, the other for newspaper and book publishing, but denied that it was “in any sense a reaction to anything in the U.K.” It was about as far as he would come to mentioning […]

REPORT: MURDOCH PLANS TO HACK OFF HIS NEWS BUSINESS

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At one point during his testimony to the Leveson committee looking into the telephone hacking scandal at his U.K. newspapers, Rupert Murdoch conceded that he may have overlooked the wrongdoing by some of the papers’ staff because the newspapers represented such a small part of News Corp’s overall revenue. Now, according to the Wall Street […]

NEWS CORP SHAREHOLDERS LAUNCH ANOTHER LEGAL BATTLE

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A trio of major News Corp shareholders has amended its legal action against the company’s board of directors, claiming that the board has repeatedly behaved in a manner to ensure that it is in lockstep with the company’s chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch. According to a court filing by lawyers for Amalgamated Bank, the Central […]

CAMERON: NO DEALS WITH MURDOCH

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed as “nonsense” the suggestion that he had reached an agreement with Rupert Murdoch to push through Murdoch’s plan to take over full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB in return for support from Murdoch’s newspapers in the general election. In testimony before the Leveson committee, which is looking into […]

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