We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
News Corp's relentless attacks on former CEO Kim Williams belie a fundamental truth: Williams' management of Foxtel was a financial boon for the company.
As James Packer decides who he should sell his $1 billion controlling stake in Consolidated Media Holdings to, News Corp and Telstra have every reason to feel aggrieved.
The ACCC missed a major moment in the history of regulation in this country and a chance to boost national productivity and the pace of technological change, say Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
In today's Media Briefs: Weekend Oz mag takes homophonic tumble ... Front Page of the Day ... The Department of Corrections ... ACCC approve Foxtel-Austar deal ... Journalist killed by gunfire at Lebanese-Syrian border and more ...
After an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, pay TV and internet provider AUSTAR admitted "its contracts were likely to mislead consumers and breach Australian Consumer Law." Plus other media news of the day.
Another day, another blow to the world’s most powerful media empire.
Has the ACCC signalled an end to media concentration in Australia by raising significant doubts about the $2 billion takeover bid from Foxtel for regional Pay TV group, Austar?
With News Corp’s BSkyB bid abandoned ahead of what would have been a unanimous vote in the UK Parliament, Rupert Murdoch is clearly vulnerable.
In today's Media Briefs: Suharto's son wins damages from magazine ... Oprah finale rakes highest ratings in 18 years ... The life of WikiLeaks founder to be played out on stage ... and more ...
Steve Fielding retires from the Senate on June 30, but one of his lasting legacies will be the continuing flow of media deals triggered by John Howard’s liberalisation of foreign and cross-media ownership laws in 2005.