Topic archives: News Ltd

Media briefs: News Ltd dies … poll fail … Collier tweets …

Media briefs: News Ltd dies … poll fail … Collier tweets …

June 28, 2013 7

News Corp will split into two companies on Sunday in an historic media moment. That and other media tidbits.

As journalism jobs go, how will graduates find work?

As journalism jobs go, how will graduates find work?

June 18, 2013 8

With the mainstream media shedding jobs, but universities bumping up their numbers of journalism students, where will these fresh-faced wannabe Lois Lanes find work? Freelance writer Kylar Loussikian looks at the numbers.

Looking hard for the so-called ‘Murdochian momentum’

Looking hard for the so-called ‘Murdochian momentum’

June 6, 2013 4

Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Sydney investors yesterday not to dump their stock in the new News Corp. But with falling revenues and high costs, buying into the print assets is probably not a smart business move.

News Corp quits London Stock Exchange

News Corp quits London Stock Exchange

June 4, 2013 1

News Corp will no longer be listed on the London Stock Exchange -- what will that mean for the new print company after the amicable divorce?

Wanna buy a newspaper empire? Murdoch’s sales pitch

Wanna buy a newspaper empire? Murdoch’s sales pitch

May 29, 2013 9

As News Corporation prepares to split, mogul Rupert Murdoch tries to convince investors the print half of the business is worth something. But can this business die-hard sell a dying industry?

News Corp earnings up, but print split can’t come soon enough

News Corp earnings up, but print split can’t come soon enough

May 9, 2013

Australian publishing assets are dragging News Corp down, and hiving them off can't come soon enough for shareholders. Plus, some shareholders want to ditch chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Media briefs: Murdoch pay … Nine redundos … <em>Citizen</em> rises …

Media briefs: Murdoch pay … Nine redundos … Citizen rises …

April 29, 2013

Rupert Murdoch will take home almost $US70 million a year under the new deal.

The BBC-Foxtel deal is dud for Aussie viewers

April 18, 2013 7

The real losers in the new Foxtel-BBC deal will be the ABC -- and by extension, the Australian TV-watching public.

Judging journos’ junkets

April 18, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk cybersecurity, journos' junkets and North Korea.

The slippery and convenient concept of ‘class warfare’

The slippery and convenient concept of ‘class warfare’

April 16, 2013 81

"Class warfare" is a confected term sprayed about across the nation's newspapers of late to shut down policy debate. But funny how it only applies to the rich ...

Howard not giving ground on Iraq

April 11, 2013

Crikey readers talk News Ltd's new subbing platform, Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy and John Howard's Iraq speech.

Here’s the <em>real</em> story of Australian debt

Here’s the real story of Australian debt

March 27, 2013 106

The real story of government debt is much more complicated than News Ltd papers claim. And there's a deep irony in their campaign against it, wrote Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer in March.

Stench of failure in Canberra, and it’s not just Labor

Stench of failure in Canberra, and it’s not just Labor

March 21, 2013 39

Labor and the opposition are both failing voters. But our newspapers have failed the public as well, and addressing that is much harder. Crikey reflects on a fortnight which has reflected poorly on almost everyone.

No hope for media reform

March 18, 2013

Crikey readers talk media reform, Rupert Murdoch, and why Parade's End deserves better than GEM.

Crikey says: a lopsided debate on media reform

Crikey says: a lopsided debate on media reform

March 18, 2013 3

A magnum of pinot noir to celebrate an alleged dodgy deal: another day at ICAC. Remember when News Ltd backed media reform? Bernard Keane does. Oliver Yates' $10 billion green warchest. Your invite to dinner with Rupert Murdoch. And is Nathan Tinkler finally broke?

The day News Ltd supported newspaper regulation

The day News Ltd supported newspaper regulation

March 18, 2013 6

News Ltd and the Coalition have previously backed far more draconian regulation of newspaper operations than that proposed by the Gillard government. How times change.

Media briefs: <em>Punch</em> KO’ed … Guinea foul … Pope puns …

Media briefs: Punch KO’ed … Guinea foul … Pope puns …

March 15, 2013 1

After four years, The Punch is being subsumed into part of News Ltd. Is it about time? Plus a distinct lack of fact-checking at The AFR.

Conroy’s ‘quick and dirty’ committee to rule on media marriages

March 14, 2013 4

The "perfunctory" committee established to investigate Stephen Conroy's media reforms is unlikely to get media industry unanimity, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Bunny boilers fail to light a fire on Ten

March 4, 2013

No one wants to watch Flopsy or Cottontail being made into soup on MasterChef: The Professionals, and big changes for Downton Abbey.

Media ownership: ‘controlling the news’ in a fragmenting industry

Media ownership: ‘controlling the news’ in a fragmenting industry

February 28, 2013 18

Media ownership is a notoriously difficult issue -- both for politicians and the press. Bernard Keane explains why governments today face challenges their predecessors didn't have to deal with.