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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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Media briefs: News results … dissing honours … indigenous secrets? …

In all the navel-gazing last week about the Murdoch sons’ movements, something was missing: News Corp and 21st Century Fox shares are declining. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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A fleeting introduction, a whole world of coverage: Lachlan’s first day

Many of the journalists at News Corp’s Holt Street bunker barely saw Lachlan Murdoch yesterday. If you really want to know what’s going on, you’d best go outside the organisation.

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Media briefs: News on News … offers they couldn’t refuse …

The Australian is outraged today that its rival, Fairfax, did not give Lachlan Murdoch’s ascension the coverage it deserved. And News Corp is very against Godfather metaphors… or is it?

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Will Murdoch still pull the strings at Ten? Takeover talk will reignite

Channel Ten is more vulnerable than ever with Lachlan Murdoch resigning from the board in favour of a plush News Corporation post. The takeover speculation will only intensify.

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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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News tsar Meakin’s already firmly in charge at Ten — seriously

Channel Ten welcomes its new director of news and current affairs on Monday, but does he have a vision to turn the floundering network around? Paddy Manning and Glenn Dyer go inside a drama-packed newsroom.

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ABC efficiency — how well does it stack up against its rivals?

One of the ABC’s problems may be that it is too efficient in competing with commercial broadcasters, some of which it outrates consistently, write Crikey commentators Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Removal of ‘two out of three’ ain’t bad for News Corp

A move to to amend media ownership restrictions would be a positive for News Corp, but the ACCC might yet be a hurdle, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Rinehart a no-show as Ten telecasts its financial woes

There was no sign of Ten’s most high-profile shareholder, nor was there any good news.

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Media briefs: radio ratings … Tropfest fallout … US net TV …

Lachlan Murdoch is a winner in the latest radio ratings, while Kyle and Jackie O have a lot of work to do at their new home.

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The ABC v the Murdochs: your guide to the battlefields

The ABC and the Murdoch family are competing in a number of media, and the ABC keeps winning. That’s why News Corp is attacking the ABC, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Lachlan Murdoch’s grand vision for Ten, two years on

Lachlan Murdoch promised to take Channel Ten in a new direction, declaring the company to be “totally stuffed”. Has his promised turnaround in the company’s fortunes eventuated?

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The Power 50: media movers and shakers

Crikey’s list of Australia’s most powerful people is out this week — so who are the media figures on our list?

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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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Could Rupert take News Corp private? The time is ripe

Southeastern Asset Management recently bought voting shares in News Corp, suggesting the company might be set to go private. The time is almost ripe.

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Election IOU: how will Rupert call in Abbott’s debt to him?

The Murdochs will have a long list of obligations they will expect Tony Abbott to meet when it comes to media policy. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer compile the hit-list.

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Media briefs: trouble at News … who won the debate … baaad subbing …

Kim Williams has been booted from News Corp and replaced with Julian Clarke. Smart move, or the beginning of the end?

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Media briefs: News Corp control … Rundle v Cater … Sun hiring …

There seems to e some confusion at News Corp as to just what percentage of Australia’s newspapers it owns.

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Media briefs: GetUp! stunt … Shine on Ten … AFR on ICAC …

Channel Ten will be airing a new season of So You Think You Can Dance, bringing the number of related-party dealings between the Murdoch companies to new levels.

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Media briefs: Ten revenue slide … Putin’s catch … Tele’s hellhole …

Channel Ten is losing money rapidly, but it might have a better second half of the year.

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News moves: Col Allan, Lachlan’s man, has Sundays on his mind

Murdoch favourite Col Allan has been parachuted in to boost News Corp’s tabloid readership, particularly its Sunday editions. How will local editors take to that?

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Ugly billionaires dance on grave of independent journalism

James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch dance on the grave of Fairfax while its newspapers fail to properly scrutinise their power and influence. The recent story of Fairfax is one of independence cut short.

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Packer, Murdoch mingle at book launch — but did they kill Fairfax?

James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch seemed to have plenty to talk about as they mingled at the Sydney launch of journalist Pamela Williams’ book Killing Fairfax. And News Corp staff were everywhere …

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The best Australian dot.com investments ever made

Think the dot.com boom only happened in Silicon Valley? Think again — some Aussies made a lot of money backing internet companies. We take a look at some of the success stories.

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