Topic archives: News Corp

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.

Brace yourself for a lecture from Rupert Murdoch

October 30, 2008 10

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

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

August 6, 2008 3

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

May 2, 2008 1

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

Be warned, Murdoch is an old man in a hurry

April 23, 2008 5

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

April 15, 2008 4

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

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

March 20, 2008 1

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

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.