Topic archives: News Corp

Time for Rupert to send spinner Greg Baxter packing

April 24, 2009

If there’s one criticism of Rupert Murdoch that stands out above all others, it’s his failure to set an ultimate standard of behaviour for those around him.

News Corp earnings to fall by 45%?

April 23, 2009

News Corp could produce a 45% slump in net earnings in its third quarter results, according to research from media analysts.

Get over it media giants, we’re going to co-opt your copy

April 16, 2009

Borrowing, sponging, lifting, scrounging, leaching, pinching, and outright theft of other publications' work is firmly in the American journalistic tradition, says Slate's Jack Shafer.

Is Myer set to lose another major brand to DJs?

April 16, 2009

A tipster claims another big household name is set to ditch Myer, while another explains the comings and goings of "female interest" writers in major newspapers.

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

Could News Ltd papers be about to go free?

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?

March 23, 2009 1

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

February 27, 2009 12

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

February 25, 2009 3

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

February 12, 2009 1

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

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