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Rupert sells voting shares — is this a Lachlan bailout?

Why has Rupert Murdoch taken the unusual step of selling over $100 million worth of his voting shares in 21st Century Fox? Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and business commentator Glenn Dyer explain.

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Mayne takes on Murdoch in fiery Fox showdown in LA

Rupert Murdoch’s dictatorial control over shareholders is reprehensible for a company that has made billions out of free speech.

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Media briefs: pity the subeditors … Time Red Inc … Quantity v quality …

How subeditors tackled the Melbourne Cup. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: Kim Williams’ news on News … Opera Ball without opera … new shows on Channel 7

Kim Williams on adapting and adopting in journalism. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Murdochs’ golden handshake packages more like platinum

Ever wondered about the value of Rupert and James Murdoch’s retirement pension and termination packages? SPOILER ALERT: They’re worth more than a gold watch.

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Rupert in the poorhouse? Murdoch’s salary falls at Fox

Like millions of workers around the world, Rupert Murdoch’s salary is not keeping up with inflation. Poor dear.

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Media briefs: ABC staff turn poetic … swanning about … crybaby liberals …

ABC staff circulate a petition to save programs facing the axe, including Lateline. And other media tidbits for the day.

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Media briefs: Fairfax mergers… Murdochrisy … Shine deal? …

If Fairfax is about to merge, why isn’t the sharemarket more excited? And other media tidbits of the day.

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‘We know where we’re going’: Murdoch calms the horses on Time Warner bid

All anyone wanted to talk about at the Fox briefing was the Time Warner bid, Crikey business writers Glenn Dyer and Paddy Manning report.

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Media briefs: Baz v the Oz … Gannett splits … outbreak …

The Australian gets suckered by a fake Twitter account. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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What Murdoch really gets out of Time Warner (and it’s not Westeros)

Why does Rupert Murdoch want to buy Time Warner? It’s not for HBO — he might just want to take on a little American network called ESPN. Crikey business writers Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer explain.

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Media briefs: Hockey sues … Ten’s saviour … family ties …

Channel Ten could still be saved — if Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox or News Corp were willing to stump up some serious cash. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: paper circ … Shine merger … Wheat St

They’re trying to staunch the bleeding over at Australia’s venerable print mastheads. Plus other media tidbits.

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Media briefs: schoolgirl media … ABC spin … Fox results …

Another Australian flack is off to the ABC’s spin bureau. Plus why did the Aussie media wake up to the story of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? And more media tidbits of the day.

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Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

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Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch’s succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

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We read the Oz so you don’t have to

Crikey readers talk subsidies for mining companies and News Corp, who’s telling porkies about the carbon tax, and the rubbish that’s in the Oz.

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Why News Corp got almost $1 billion of your money

News Corp’s $882 million tax refund has raised questions about the robustness of our tax laws.

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Media briefs: Murdoch v Malone … Super Bowl TV record …

Murdoch v Malone: the return match … Reporting from Arnhemland: surreal experience … Super Bowl sets new US TV record …

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Media briefs: RN upheaval … jumping Cup gun … Gai party …

Subeditors across Australia yesterday celebrated Gai Waterhouse’s Melbourne Cup win in punny style. Plus other media snippets

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Media briefs: Fox AGM … Bolt on Walkleys … ‘illegal’ v ‘irregular’

The Murdoch family retains control of money-making machine 21st Century Fox, but some shareholders aren’t happy. That and other media tidbits.

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Rupert’s play of the day: the US sport to beat the pirates

It’s one of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest gambles: can his new sports network take on broadcasting giant ESPN? The future of the company’s TV business depends on it.

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News Corp divorce: ASX trading reveals unclean cuts

News Corporation has begun trading its two new entities on the Australian stock exchange. Regulators should closely at the de-merger, and future takeover targets of Rupert Murdoch.

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