Topic archives: Rupert Murdoch

While Rupert’s away, the Murdoch sons start to clean up the house

May 7, 2018 5

Rupert Murdoch's continued absence from much of News Corp's public work has been the perfect time for his sons to override his affection for print media and walk back their newspaper holdings.

A Sky News sale to Disney would do nothing but give the Murdochs more power

April 4, 2018 1

While an independently run Sky News under Disney would at first seem to diminish any Murdoch influence, it pays to remember that the family is playing the long game.

A journalist’s nightmare … more Daily Tele ‘exclusives’ … Murdoch recovering from boat accident …

March 22, 2018

Journalist Louise Milligan, author of Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, has been ordered to transcribe her shorthand notes as she prepares to give evidence in Pell's court case.

Where’s Wally … I mean, Rupert?

February 8, 2018

A News Corp shares move sideways and now downwards, the patriarch of News Corp is nowhere to be seen writes Christopher Warren.

Waterstreet on #metoo Q&A panel … FT goes undercover … Vice joint venture ends …

January 24, 2018 4

Aunty has invited Charles Waterstreet to publicly discuss the #MeToo movement on national television. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Injury of the ancient mariner: Rupert Murdoch wrecks his back while sailing

January 18, 2018 2

Rupert Murdoch's famous love of sailing has landed him in hospital. Can the 86 year old sustain the hobby?

Wolff book in TV adaptation … vale Steven Alward … Ten’s new owners? …

January 18, 2018

Trump White House heads for the screen treatment while Channel Ten falls could be seeing a new ownership structure.

Was Rupert Murdoch lured into a honey trap with a Chinese spy?

January 17, 2018 26

The Wall Street Journal claims Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng, is a spy. We take a look back at how their relationship blossomed to begin with.

Mayne: watch for the Murdoch sell-down out of Disney

December 20, 2017 1

Will the Murdochs sit on a $10 billion stake in a company they have no control over, or will we see a fire-sale and a new generation of the family enriched?

Liquidating Murdoch: a Disney story

December 18, 2017 1

The Murdoch empire has been tight-lipped on its true plans after the Disney deal, but it's clear that things are on a downward slope.

Murdoch goes back to the future to distract from his declining legacy

December 15, 2017 6

Rupert Murdoch's spin is in overdrive as he tries to justify the Fox-Disney sale as anything but what it is: a necessary deal to save a falling company.

Crikey Worm: Rupert carves up 21st Century Fox

December 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Murdoch elder Rupert has approved a massive sell-off of 21st Century Fox assets. Plus, remember when we were told slashing penalty rates would boost employment figures? Turns out, not so much. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Will the Disney deal split the Murdoch men?

December 14, 2017

Ahead of a 21st Century Fox restructure and the monolithic Fox-Disney deal, questions are being raised about how Rupert's heirs fit in.

Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

November 16, 2017 4

Murdoch showed again today his shareholders shouldn't have a voice. Here's a full list of former AGMs that went much the same way.

The Murdochs aren’t losing control of 21st Century Fox any time soon

and November 13, 2017 1

That said, it's because the company's share structure is dodgy.

How the Murdoch sons handled merger gossip during September quarterly briefing

November 9, 2017

Lachlan and James Murdoch presented a po-faced denial that anything is changing at Fox.

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

and November 8, 2017 4

What does the shock sale, which comes in the wake of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's arrest, signal for the Murdoch empire's fortunes?

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

October 16, 2017 1

It's unclear as to whether this strategy will convince anyone anywhere.

How do you define ‘exclusive’? … BuzzFeed v NYT … NBC buried Weinstein report …

How do you define ‘exclusive’? … BuzzFeed v NYT … NBC buried Weinstein report …

October 13, 2017 1

The Oz must have a different definition of "exclusive" to the rest of Australia. And other media tidbits of the day.

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off

October 3, 2017 1

When it comes to executive pay, how much is too much for the Murdoch family? Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer report.