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August 23 2012


Digital Chief Jon Miller leaves News Corp.

AllThingsD :: According to sources close to the situation, News Corp.’s Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will be leaving the media giant soon. It seems to be a cordial, although perhaps inevitable, parting

An exclusive report by Kara Swisher, allthingsd.com

Tags: News Corp
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August 16 2012


David Haslingden to step down as President and COO of Fox Networks Group

Media Newsline :: News Corporation has announced that David Haslingden, who has served as President and COO of Fox Networks Group ince January 2011, has decided to step down at the end of the calendar year in order to return to his native Australia and spend more time with his family.

A report by Anubhuti Singh, www.medianewsline.com

Tags: Fox News Corp

August 14 2012


August 08 2012


News Corp. Q4 sales of $8.4b miss estimates (had reported $9b)

TechCrunch :: News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings (PDF direct download link). For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, both down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported revenues of $9 billion with EPS of $0.35). The earnings per share met analysts expectations, but revenues fell short, with analysts expecting $8.722 billion.

Discussed/report by Ingrid Lunden, techcrunch.com

Tags: News Corp

August 01 2012


Murdoch's tablet The Daily lays off nearly a third of its staff

Guardian :: The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's tablet newspaper, has laid off close to a third of its staff just 18 months after its glitzy launch. Executives at the News Corp-owned title told its 170 employees on Tuesday that 50 of them would be let go.

A report by Dominic Rushe, www.guardian.co.uk

July 26 2012


News Corp and BSkyB invest in TV streaming company Roku

Media Week :: News Corporation and BSkyB have both made a strategic investment in the internet TV start-up Roku, in a round which has raised $45m (£29m) for the company.

Sarah Shearman on Twitter

A report by Sarah Shearman, www.mediaweek.co.uk


Australia: Murdoch’s $2b Foxtel deal threatened in battle of moguls

BusinessWeek :: Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Stokes and James Packer have veered from allies to bitter enemies over the years as each jockeyed to expand their Australian media empires. The three billionaires are at it again.

A report by Brett Foley | David Fickling, www.businessweek.com

Tags: News Corp

May 02 2012


News Corporation board backs Rupert Murdoch

Guardian :: News Corporation has released a unanimous statement of support for Rupert Murdoch, after its board met to consider the findings of the parliamentary report that concluded the media mogul was "not a fit person" to lead a major global corporation. The company convened an unscheduled board meeting by telephone to discuss the critical findings of the select committee, and its members confirmed they had "full confidence" in Murdoch's "fitness".

Continue to read Dan Sabbagh, www.guardian.co.uk

Tags: News Corp

April 30 2012


Ofcom extends review of News Corp's ownership of BSkyB

Mediaweek.co.uk :: Ofcom has asked News International for documents relating to phone hacking settlements, after stepping its probe into whether News Corporation is a "fit and proper" shareholder of BSkyB.

Continue to read Maisie McCabe, mediaweek.co.uk


Former First Minister Jack McConnell sues after being told his phone was hacked by News of the World

Daily Record :: Jack McConnell is another victim of the News of the World phone hackers, we can reveal today. Police visited the former First Minister to inform him that details of his phone and those of his children were found in the notes of a private detective who worked for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

HT: allmediascotland.com

Continue to read Exclusive by Mark Aitken, www.dailyrecord.co.uk

April 26 2012


Rupert Murdoch muses on disappearance of printed news (not in 5, but in 20 years)

I tell you something: who knows?

AdAge :: Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post in the U.S., and The Times and the Sun in London, spoke today about "enormously disruptive" technologies. "The day will come when we can't afford trucks and huge [printing] presses, and we'll be purely electronic," he said. "I prefer the tactile experience of reading a newspaper or a book, so I think we'll have both [tablets and newsprint] for quite awhile," Mr. Murdoch added. "Some people say 10 years, some say five. I'd be more inclined to say 20."

Continue to read Emma Hall, adage.com


Murdoch: There was a 'cover-up' at News of the World

Journalism.co.uk :: Management at News International and News Corporation were "misinformed" about the true extent of phone hacking at the News of the World, and "shielded from anything that was going on there", Rupert Murdoch told the Leveson inquiry today. The News Corporation chairman said he blamed "one or two people" at the title "who perhaps I shouldn't name" for hiding the truth from bosses.

Continue to read Paul McNally, www.journalism.co.uk

April 25 2012


Jeremy Hunt: 'The idea I was backing BSkyB bid is laughable'

journalism.co.uk :: In a statement to the House of Commons, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt dismissed accusations 'there was a back channel through which News Corporation was able to influence decisions' in relation to its bid for BSkyB.

Continue to read Rachel McAthy, www.journalism.co.uk


'Very good lunch': The First Minister offered to 'support the debate' on the BSkyB bid

Telegraph :: First Minister Alex Salmond agreed to “make himself available” to back News Corporation’s bid to take over BSkyB after a “very good lunch with the editor”. Frederic Michel, the director of public affairs for News Corp, added that “the Sun is now very keen to back the SNP at the election.”

Details - Continue to read Holly Watt, www.telegraph.co.uk

April 24 2012


Jeremy Hunt and News Corp: Guardian publishes all the emails

Guardian :: Evidence provided by Rupert Murdoch to the Leveson inquiry shows that Conservative minister Jeremy Hunt maintained close contact with News Corporation while the company attempted take full ownership of BSkyB.

All emails - Continue to read www.guardian.co.uk

April 21 2012


Rupert Murdoch launches Twitter broadside against UK government

Guardian :: Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp is in London to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry into media standards next week. Now he has taken to Twitter to make a series of swipes at the government, from plans to lend £10bn in extra funding to the International Monetary Fund and the "pasty tax".

Jo Adetunji wrote a summary citing the most interesting statements.

Continue to read Jo Adetunji, www.guardian.co.uk

April 20 2012


Murdoch's News Corp facing growing legal threat in US

Guardian :: Rupert Murdoch faces a growing legal challenge. Mark Lewis, the English lawyer who has been a driving force behind phone-hacking revelations in the UK, and his American legal partner Norman Siegel, have revealed that they have been approached by at least 10 people bearing complaints relating to Murdoch's News Corporation.

Continue to read Ed Pilkington, www.guardian.co.uk

Tags: News Corp

April 19 2012


Leveson inquiry: Rupert and James Murdoch to give evidence next week

Guardian :: Rupert Murdoch is to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media ethics next week, with a day and a half set aside for the News Corporation founder. Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp, is due to give evidence on Wednesday, continuing on Thursday morning if necessary.

Continue to read Jason Deans, www.guardian.co.uk

Tags: News Corp

April 12 2012


After less than 48 hours - Joe Muto caught: 'Fox News Mole' suspended by network

Huffington Post :: Well, that was fast. Less than 48 hours after setting the blogosphere on fire, the "Fox Mole," who began publishing scathing items about Fox News Channel on the website Gawker on Tuesday, has apparently been caught and suspended. In a piece on Gawker Wednesday evening, titled "Hi Roger. It's Me, Joe, The Fox Mole," a News Corp. employee named Joe Muto came forward as the pseudonymous author.

At least one tweeted comment

Karla crosses the bridge. gaw.kr/IoEQ8S Gawker's mole inside Fox News speaks.

— Jay Rosen(@jayrosen_nyu) April 12, 2012

Continue to read Peter Finocchiaro, www.huffingtonpost.com

Tags: News Corp
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