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Be warned, Murdoch is an old man in a hurry

Crikey April 23, 2008 5 Comments

Yesterday Rupert Murdoch had a big day. He sacked the editor of the Wall Street Journal and he almost finalised a deal to buy Newsday. All in a day's work for the world's hungriest media owner, writes Crikey publisher Eric Beecher.

My Wall Street Journal: We distort. You decide

Crikey April 15, 2008 4 Comments

A parody of The Wall Street Journal on US newsstands this week to mark the April 15 tax deadline dubbed 'My Wall Street Journal' has pissed off News Corp executives so much that Wall Street Journal reps are running around town buying up copies to prevent people from seeing them.

Media briefs and TV ratings: Heather comes out

Crikey April 7, 2008

The Hitch comes out ... Jim's long lunch ... blog till you drop ... Corp reorganises its internet division ... New HarperCollins unit to try to cut writer advances ... Nine and Seven draw rating survey.

The Oz tries to ignore News Corp’s share drop

Crikey March 20, 2008 1 Comment

Today's Australian Media section highlights the recent drop in the value of major media groups, but what about News Corp? asks Glenn Dyer.

Rupert comes Down Under for election

Crikey October 26, 2007

Rupert Murdoch may have given Australian politics a wide berth at the News Corp AGM in New York last week, but the Sun King will have ample opportunity to try and influence the result when he comes Down Under in two weeks time, writes Stephen Mayne.

Razer: Generation YouTube embraces politics 2.0

Crikey October 25, 2007 2 Comments

Social media continues its unexpected emergence as, um, oh alright: Something Quite Central to the Culture.You know: people are actually arguing about politics. And they're not all frankly stupid, writes Helen Razer.

Mr 99.5% Murdoch makes history, but still resists democracy

Crikey October 22, 2007

History was made in New York on Friday when Rupert Murdoch was formally re-elected to the board of News Corporation by his shareholders at an annual meeting for possibly the first time in 55 years, writes Stephen Mayne.

Murdoch control-freaks out in force ahead of AGM

Crikey October 19, 2007

It’s now less than 12 hours before proceedings kick off at the News Corp AGM and it seems Rupert’s security people are paranoid the world over, writes Stephen Mayne.

ISS strikes, Murdoch editors fail independence test

Crikey October 4, 2007

After building and controlling News Corporation for 55 years, Rupert Murdoch is now facing a serious longer term challenge to his dynastic ambitions courtesy of the position proxy advisory powerhouse ISS has taken backing a proposal to give all shareholders the vote, writes Stephen Mayne.

Exclusive: ISS turns the big guns on Rupert

Crikey October 3, 2007

The world’s most powerful proxy advisory service, Institutional Shareholders Services, have released a report backing my shareholder resolution attacking Rupert Murdoch’s gerrymander at News Corporation.