Topic archives: News Corp

News Corp battered on multiple fronts

October 9, 2017 3

Phone-hacking revelations, sexual harassment scandals, and corporate opposition to James Murdoch all add to News Corp's list of woes.

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off

October 3, 2017 1

When it comes to executive pay, how much is too much for the Murdoch family? Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer report.

Will enough people ever pay for journalism?

October 2, 2017 4

There's good news for the optimists, and good (bad?) news for the pessimists too.

‘A headphone deal was on our radar’ … how to solve the empty seats problem … News Corp’s revolving door …

September 28, 2017 2

Poor Sophie Monk, she wanted to sign a sponsorship deal with a headphone manufacturer but says News Corp might have spoiled her chances.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 26, 2017 2

The return of Mark Forbes? ... News Corp's ticket problem ... Slurs on the ABC ...

‘The West still loves its sharks’: how Murdoch changed The West Australian

September 18, 2017 1

A year since the ACCC allowed Perth's newspapers to merge, what has changed at The West Australian?

Mayne: CBS has Ten in the bag, now for some Lachlan Murdoch accountability?

September 5, 2017 5

Lachlan Murdoch is currently wearing far too many hats at Ten as a supplier, shareholder, financier, former chair, former CEO, board controller, advertising sales agent, competitor and bidder.

If the ABC crosses the commercial Rubicon, it can never go back

September 5, 2017 6

Making the ABC ad-free was a political decision, not an ideological one, but once the national broadcaster goes into the business of making money it will never come back.

News Corp’s failure to buy Channel Ten is a good thing in every way

September 4, 2017 8

If News Corp had effectively ended up controlling Ten, it would have been run as a low-cost network, recycling programming from within the News Corp network.

And the Wankley goes to … The Daily Telegraph, with tickets on itself

August 28, 2017 6

The Daily Telegraph has increased its month-on-month traffic, while its rivals are getting less traffic now than they were a year ago (when there was *ahem* a federal election on), which means the Tele rules and Fairfax drools.

Stan Grant and the monumental turn towards a living history

August 28, 2017 2

Stan Grant has been pilloried for suggesting that we modify our historical monuments to more accurately reflect our complicated past. But for some commentators Australia's Anglo-centric history is obstinately set in stone.

Greg Sheridan says God is dead, confusing God with his journalistic integrity

August 28, 2017 13

Greg Sheridan's turned the Oz into his own personal pulpit, but what he's preaching isn't news.

News Corp launches legal defence of editor accused of bullying and drug addiction

August 25, 2017

News Corp lawyers have sent a defamation concerns notice to an independent journalist on behalf of one of its editors.

Like most of the media, News Corp needs a new business model (and fast)

August 21, 2017 3

News Corp needs to evolve if they are to keep their mastheads alive, and while they have accepted that print is no longer viable there doesn't seem to be a ready replacement on the horizon.

Prodigal son returns … carn the All Blacks … a screwball comedy in the making …

Prodigal son returns … carn the All Blacks … a screwball comedy in the making …

August 17, 2017 2

Daily Mail Australia editor-in-chief Luke McIlveen is moving back to News Corp as executive editor of Fox Sports.

Should you be worried about Fairfax and News Corp’s ridiculous new copyright scheme?

August 16, 2017 3

Fairfax and News Corp are two of quite a few media organisations to have signed up to a new "free and open licence" for content. But as freelance journalist Asher Wolf writes, the new arrangement is neither free nor open.

Sorry is the hardest word … Hack’s Nazi interview … Journos upset by swearwords …

Sorry is the hardest word … Hack’s Nazi interview … Journos upset by swearwords …

August 15, 2017 3

News Corp tabloids fail to apologise for incorrectly attributing modelling of a Labor budget blow-out to the Parliamentary Budget Office, Triple J's Hack interview a Nazi, and some people who swear all the time get upset about some choice language.

News Corp discloses unprecedented figures

August 15, 2017 1

News Corp have changed their policy and released figures on the size of their newspaper revenues. What does this allow us to see about News Corp's business, and what does it portend for the future?

News Corp’s print figures looking more like obituary

August 14, 2017 2

With the release of News Corp's financial figures it is becoming clear that in print news is on the decline. How long can it last subsidised by the digital real estate arm of the corporation?

Foxtel’s poor performance … Fairfax photo mix up … fuck the haters …

Foxtel’s poor performance … Fairfax photo mix up … fuck the haters …

August 11, 2017 3

Foxtel reports poor performance with slumping advertiser numbers, and the effects of channel Ten's administration.