September 24, 2013 7 Comments
Will the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal bring an end to the Murdoch media dynasty? In his new book, Paul Barry recalls the "must humble day" of Rupert's life.
November 30, 2012 7 Comments
Lord Justice Leveson has turned his highly anticipated report into the UK press over to the government, which now faces difficult questions over state-backed regulation.
November 29, 2012 2 Comments
Lord Leveson will deliver his verdict on the future of the British press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal tomorrow. Fleet Street's red tops are decidedly nervous about being curbed.
November 21, 2012 15 Comments
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson will face yet more criminal charges over phone-hacking in the UK. News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch won't escape this crisis any time soon.
November 15, 2012 6 Comments
Have Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer repeated their One-Tel disaster at Ten, or is it just bad luck to have bought a free-to-air TV network at a bad time? It's looking more like a train crash.
October 30, 2012
Former UK newspaper editor Piers Morgan must be wishing he’d kept his mouth shut about phone hacking over the years, instead of shooting it off at every possible opportunity. The garrulous and charming Mr M, who now fronts his own nightly TV chat show in Los Angeles, may not actually lose his valuable gig on […]
October 17, 2012 6 Comments
That Rupert Murdoch was able to so easily dismiss dissent at News Corp's AGM today was not surprising. It was the farce of the whole exercise, as Crikey found in the heart of Hollywood.
October 11, 2012
It’s now 15 months since the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World went nuclear and devastated the Murdochs’ political power in Britain. And since that meltdown, the fall-out has wrought havoc right around Rupert’s world. News Corporation’s $12 billion bid for Britain’s biggest media company, BSkyB, had to be abandoned, his son James was […]
October 4, 2012 16 Comments
One year ago, The Power Index picked Nick Greiner as the most powerful person in Sydney. But his plan for Sydney’s transport future fails an international comparison.
September 27, 2012
If Rupert Murdoch was hoping for a quick end to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, he won’t be pleased by yesterday’s decision not to put Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson on trial until September 9 next year. Worse still, if his two former editors go into the dock at London’s Old Bailey with […]