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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of News Corp. Crikey’s News Corp coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Murdoch’s incendiary, red-headed ‘up yours’ to the Leveson Inquiry

It’s been an open secret for months now that Rebekah Brooks will be returning to the Murdoch stable, but does Rupert really have the gall to place her back into a senior editorial role in the UK?

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Five-year figures show 2012-13 was Murdoch’s annus horribilis

Five-year figures reveal the context for Crikey’s publication of leaked News Corp accounts last year — and it’s true, 2012-13 was an awful year.

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The messy politics of multinational tax dodging

The Coalition is being outflanked by Labor on multinational tax avoidance, and the political costs to the government could be high.

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Mayne: ACA launches tax attack on Rupert Murdoch

A Current Affair’s attack on the tax-dodging News Corp will not bode well for the media empire’s appearance before a Senate inquiry into tax-dodging today …

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Tips and rumours

Leyonhjelm uses his speech freely … No Land Tax still promising payment … the PM’s message on mute …

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Dead men talking: can ‘zombie’ Anzacs enrich our understanding of war?

Educating Australians on war history can encourage us to be more reflective, provided it’s done properly, writes Anzac historian Jo Hawkins of the University of Western Australia.

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If media laws change, history says sell, sell, sell

The golden rule of media ownership changes in Australia is that they usher in carnage for shareholders, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: boomlet false alarm … News Corp’s smarm … streaming a money farm …

The boomlet that wasn’t. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Turnbull should pursue media reform, despite leaks and his pro-Murdoch PM

Despite being harangued over a damaging leak, Malcolm Turnbull is right to start thinking about media reform. Whether he’ll be able to get the PM and his old mate Rupert Murdoch on board is quite another matter.

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Proposed magazine cartel looks good on paper

Magazine publishers and newsagents have agreed to trial a program to get rid of low-selling magazine titles.

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Media briefs: News to Mediacom … wishful thinking … RIP Sam Simon …

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon passes away age 59. And other media tidbits of the day.

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ACMA armed to the teeth: prepare for a media-regulation brawl

A surprise High Court decision has seen ACMA armed to the teeth with powers the media would rather it didn’t have. Expect communications policy to suddenly become very, very tricky for the government.

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New Press Council chief offers News Corp olive branch

For much of its 40-year history, the Press Council has been overly adversarial in how it approaches the media, its new chairman tells Crikey.

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Business bites: Brookes steps down … Ten in struggle town … how Myer can turn it round …

After nine years of service, Myer’s CEO is finally stepping down. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Rundle: the Right roadkill on the way to a new republic

Guess what? The Australian people actually like the human rights commission and Gillian Triggs, and News Corp and the Right find themselves on the wrong side of history.

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Foxed out: Sky News takeover could take a sharp turn to the Right

News Corp’s heavy-handed play for Australian News Channel may turn Sky into our very own Fox News.

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Media Watch watch: should targets get the right of reply?

The ABC’s flagship media show has changed in recent years, to become less commentary and more journalistic in tone. And a former executive producer says that’s down to a certain blue heeler …

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Crikey 15: our best leaks

Crikey has a long and proud tradition of publishing leaks, scoops and otherwise uncomfortable information. Read about our best leaks …

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Media briefs: warm receptions … enemies within … what is and isn’t terrorism …

Why is The Fin’s Rear Window columnist having a go at a stablemate? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Print circulation circling the drain: is it time for drastic measures?

Australian newspapers are losing more and more revenue from their declining print circulations. When will publishers say enough is enough and take steps to staunch the bleeding? Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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Media briefs: Amplify subdued … irony alert … the winner is …

The education business not netting News Corp the big bucks. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: Rupert says good night, sweet prince

News Corp columnists keep telling us that Murdoch is no control freak — so why are they so reluctant to criticise their boss?

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A right royal kiss-off: the Sun King loses his Prince

Saudi Prince Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has sold most of his 6.6% stake in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Now we know why the Prince did not vote with the Murdochs at the last AGM.

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Disney throws a grenade at News Corp in Press Council swan song

The Press Council chair only mentioned News Corp once in his speech to the Press Club today. But read between the lines, and it was a pointed criticism of the organisation’s hypocrisy on free speech.

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Labor strips back to basics as Newman pledges big bucks

As Queensland Labor goes door-to-door in an attempt to fight off irrelevancy, News Corp struggles to drive a wedge between Newman and the toxic Abbott government.

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