Aug 12, 2013

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?

News ructions: Williams v Chenoweth. Whose assessment of Friday’s management upheaval at News Corp Australia (with chief executive Kim Williams replaced by Julian Clarke) would you believe — Pamela Williams’ effort lauding Lachlan Murdoch in the Weekend Financial Review (page 15) or Neil Chenoweth’s hard-headed view on the same page?

Williams says the management change at News is all about Lachlan Murdoch, but Chenoweth’s more accurate view is that the upheaval and the problems now gripping News Corp, especially its Australian print assets, mean “News Australia has topped itself”. Williams’ analysis was fantasyland stuff. Williams wrote:

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9 thoughts on “Media briefs: trouble at News … who won the debate … baaad subbing …

  1. klewso

    Murdoch’s Limited Empire – where would Fuxtel be without Barry Diller?

  2. klewso

    You missed a pun on “stripping” too (re hand-milking).

  3. Matt Hardin

    I am not sure you need to “butt in”, Klewso. 🙂

  4. klewso

    That’s the trouble with a nanny state.

  5. Matt Hardin

    Well played, sir. I hope I didn’t come across too gruff.

  6. klewso

    Watch out for trolls.

  7. klewso

    … and where’s the other one?

  8. Mike Flanagan

    Lachlan couldn’t turn a profit selling his grandmother’s jewels at Paddies Market.
    But the imminent arrival of Tom Watson for a pre-election visit might put some fire under the murdochracies’ pork bellies.

  9. Mike Flanagan

    Maybe crikey’s moderator could spend some time looking at the digital rubbish you have been delivering for the past week or more { adv overlaying copy, Copy mixed with irrelevant copy, and I could continue, but how about devoting resources to where they are needed. A mark of a successful business plan!) to your paying subscribers.

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