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Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Crikey April 15, 2009

There’s growing evidence that Rupert Murdoch's local henchmen could be mulling a left-field plan to give away its stable of mastheads.

Eddington blasts golden handshakes. What about News Corp?

Crikey March 23, 2009 1 Comment

Leading Australian company director, Sir Rod Eddington, strongly criticised lofty termination payments last week. Was he so forthright in the News Corporation boardroom last month? Adam Schwab writes:

Trujillo latest victim of News Corp’s racist toons

Crikey February 27, 2009 12 Comments

The use of racist imagery to depict anyone should be just as unacceptable in Australia as it is in the US, writes Stephen Downes.

Peter Chernin’s golden (diamond-encrusted, platinum-gilded) parachute

Crikey February 25, 2009 3 Comments

Even Rupert may difficulty defending paying his COO remuneration of US$147 million, a termination payment of at least US$29 million and a six-year motion picture agreement while News Corp shares plummet, writes Adam Schwab.

News Corp raises cash as more jobs go

Crikey February 12, 2009 1 Comment

Rupert Murdoch's New Corporation is continuing its cost-cutting ways, writes Glenn Dyer.

P*nis in a park bench:’s top journalism for 2008

Ruth B December 12, 2008 3 Comments readers favoured stories about s-x, nudity, freaks, aliens, the iPhone and Stephanie Rice over politics in 2008, writes Ruth Brown.

Brace yourself for a lecture from Rupert Murdoch

Crikey October 30, 2008 10 Comments

Orwell was right to suspect that some of us were meant to be freer than others, writes Humphrey McQueen.

ITV gets out the scissors, BSkyB gets cut

Crikey October 1, 2008

ITV plans to chop 1,000 jobs over the next six months, and Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB might be forced to sell its football and premium movies to rival broadcasters at wholesale prices, writes Glenn Dyer.

Rupert Murdoch impresses the kingdom with latest figures

Crikey August 6, 2008 3 Comments

It’s hard to know whether to loathe or admire Rupert Murdoch. One day his business acumen takes your breathe away and the next his journalistic standards leave you gasping with horror, writes Stephen Mayne.

News Corp’s strategic wahhabi alliance

Crikey May 2, 2008 1 Comment

Griffith University's Islamic Research Unit is not the only beneficiary of Saudi largesse, writes Irfan Yusuf.