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Murdoch goes back to the future to distract from his declining legacy

Glenn Dyer December 15, 2017 3 Comments

Rupert Murdoch's spin is in overdrive as he tries to justify the Fox-Disney sale as anything but what it is: a necessary deal to save a falling company.

Crikey Worm: Rupert carves up 21st Century Fox

Max Chalmers December 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Murdoch elder Rupert has approved a massive sell-off of 21st Century Fox assets. Plus, remember when we were told slashing penalty rates would boost employment figures? Turns out, not so much. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Will the Disney deal split the Murdoch men?

Glenn Dyer December 14, 2017

Ahead of a 21st Century Fox restructure and the monolithic Fox-Disney deal, questions are being raised about how Rupert's heirs fit in.

How Disney could become the world’s biggest streaming service

Glenn Dyer December 8, 2017 1 Comment

Disney could soon create massive streaming service across sport, branded entertainment plus its huge libraries of film and TV.

‘Do your research, maggot’ … Foxtel merger done deal … insert headline here …

‘Do your research, maggot’ … Foxtel merger done deal … insert headline here …

Emily Watkins December 7, 2017 3 Comments

Labor MP Brian Mitchell has called ABC journalist Matt Wordsworth a maggot as he was trying to interview former dual citizen Justine Keay outside Parliament

ABC host pushed out … Snackable TV feels the crunch … ‘Jingle balls’ …

ABC host pushed out … Snackable TV feels the crunch … ‘Jingle balls’ …

Emily Watkins December 6, 2017 4 Comments

The ABC will announce its 2018 radio line-up today, as ABC Canberra Mornings host Genevieve Jacobs tells listeners she's been made redundant.

Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies … Disney recants LA Times ban … Fish food  fake news

Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies … Disney recants LA Times ban … Fish food fake news

Emily Watkins November 8, 2017 2 Comments

In new revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, The New Yorker has reported on spies he used to contain allegations, including journalists.

What you need to know about Fox, Disney and the future of Murdoch

Crikey November 8, 2017 2 Comments

What are global media watchers saying about the changing forecasts for Rupert Murdoch's media empire?

Dowling jailed for contempt … ‘fire and furry’ … C-bomb Tom …

Dowling jailed for contempt … ‘fire and furry’ … C-bomb Tom …

Emily Watkins August 10, 2017 3 Comments

Maverick blogger Shane Dowling has been jailed for four months for contempt of court. Unsurprisingly, he was tweeting about it to the last.

Media briefs:  what it’s like to freeze … Mike Smith’s real role … On drops and sources …

Media briefs: what it’s like to freeze … Mike Smith’s real role … On drops and sources …

Crikey February 11, 2016 1 Comment

Don't worry, the ABC says, former ANZ CEO Mike Smith is not reviewing our business coverage. And other media tidbits of the day.