Aug 22, 2014

Are News’ Australian newspapers really doing better than last year?

News Corp executives have continually dismissed Crikey's explosive revelation that things were not so peachy in 2012-13 with the assertion that 2013-14 was the year it all turned around. But a look through this year's report suggests that might not be so ...

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

After Crikey exclusively revealed the dire state of News Corp’s Australian newspaper assets for 2012-13, executives at Rupert Murdoch’s Australian media empire have insisted that things turned around in a big way for the company in 2013-14, and there was nothing to worry about. But is that actually true?

On Wednesday, News CEO Julian Clarke calmed the horses in Holt Street, telling his colleagues:

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6 thoughts on “Are News’ Australian newspapers really doing better than last year?

  1. Mike Smith

    It’d be nice to see this year’s equivalent figures then, News, to emphatically disprove that.

  2. Crikey Fan

    On one hand News Corp dismisses the leaked 2012-13 figures as “old”, on the other hand it is taking legal action to have all leaked copies removed from the public domain and destroyed. Surely, if they are old not-to-worry-about figures, why so much effort to bury them?

  3. Bill Hilliger

    No. Because if they were doing better News Corpse would be crowing about it. rAbbott would be visiting wearing a high visibility vest

  4. klewso

    “Operation Sovereign Bores” – they can’t comment on operational matters either?

  5. Alex

    I just love reading this good News! The sooner the country is rid of Murdoch’s monopoly in print news, the better. He is the biggest threat to democracy, which, can only thrive with an objective news media that informs. Murdoch’s aim is to indoctrinate.

  6. The Pav

    So if the current performance is not a significant improvement does this make News Corp statements false & misleading,,,,a bit like tgheir papers?

    If so will ASIC & the ASX take action to protect investors and small share holders?

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