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May 10, 2016

Who benefits? It’s always News Corp

As the rest of the media consolidates and down-sizes, News Corp is increasing its control.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Hear that shuffling sound? It’s the noise made by the increasingly desperate directors of APN News & Media and Fairfax Media trying to jettison their New Zealand print assets, while dancing to the tune of News Corp Australia. And why is the Murdoch clan playing puppet master? Because it controls 14.9% of APN (and News’ chairman, Michael Miller, is a former APN CEO, who before that gig was a trusted News executive), and that is the key to what could turn out to be the last big print shuffle in this part of the world.


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  1. Angela

    How the hell is this legal? If there was a way to crowdfund Fairfax to keep New Corp at bay I would do it.

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