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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.