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Rupert Murdoch setting exit from media empire

New York - Rupert Murdoch will step down as chief executive of his media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox and hand the job to his son James, his news channel said Thursday.

Murdoch names son Lachlan as vice president of media empire

New York - Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday he had promoted his son Lachlan to be vice president of the two companies that make up his media empire.Those companies are News Corp and the mass media and entertainment multinational 21st Century Fox.For years speculatio...

Op-Ed: J.P. Morgan 'Shakedown' for bad loans

New York - J.P. Morgan has negotiated a $13 billion payoff for loans it made that contributed to the economic collapse in 2008. Conservatives call it an attack on capitalism.

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘Jewish owned press’

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch apologized Sunday morning for a tweet criticizing the “Jewish owned press” over its stance on Israel.

Op-Ed: FOXwits- Simpsons renewal shows no savvy re costs

Sydney - The idea of scrapping the Simpsons on the basis of pay deals shows the sheer lack of talent in US media management. These piddling amounts are serious cost issues ? It’s like Coke and Pepsi shutting down because of the cost of bottle caps.

How willful blindness infects corporate culture across the world Special

An expert on willful blindness explains why companies, such as News Corp, have a difficult time rooting out poisonous practises harming their brand. Margaret Heffernan also suggests a few tips for cleaning house.

Murdoch evidence questioned as more media engulfed in hacking row

As more news outlets become embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal that’s hit Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, it’s emerged that evidence given to MPs by his son, News Corporation executive James Murdoch, is being questioned.

Op-Ed: News Corp phone hacking — who’s to blame?

With the death of News Corp phone hacking whistleblower Sean Hoare reported on Monday, there will be a number of relieved policemen, politicians and ex News Corp employees.

Hacker group LulzSec takes down Murdoch-owned news sites

Notorious hacking community LulzSec claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on UK's The Sun and Times Online. They also posted a fake story on the Sun homepage about Rupert Murdoch's death before it was removed.

Olbermann: FOX 'has become the enemy of American democracy'

In a video-taped monologue posted on Current.com, ahead of his Current TV debut on June 20, Keith Olbermann cited Ed Rendell, James Murdoch and Bill O'Reilly as contenders for the 'worst person of the day' and said FOX is an enemy of democracy in America.

Media Matters plans 'guerrilla warfare' against Fox News

The Liberal organization, Media Matters, has announced its intention to go to war with Fox News and the Rupert Murdoch-piloted parent company News Corporation.

Stephen Harper makes cameo on TV mystery show

Toronto - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be making an appearance as a desk sergeant on the television series Murodch Mysteries.

News Corp to release national newspaper for tablets, smartphones

One of the largest media companies in the world has announced plans to launch a digital newspaper exclusively for tablets PCs and cellphones. The newsroom "would operate under the auspices of Murdoch's New York Post," the L.A. Times reports.

Op-Ed: Bloomberg editor says Google and NYT should charge for news

When Janet Guyon, former managing editor of Bloomberg.com and current managing editor writes, people read. Ms. Guyon’s current op-ed appears to back Rupert Murdoch’s basic position on paying for news. Excuse me if I don’t agree.

Op-Ed: Murdoch to limit Google to 'headline and two sentences'

Rupert Murdoch has announced a “pay wall” for Google will be going up around News Corp’s websites. This follows previous statements regarding news aggregation sites like Google and Microsoft News, which Murdoch has dubbed freeloaders.

News Corp posts $254m profit on the strength of film business

News Corp's CEO, Rupert Murdoch, announced that he is moving closer to charging for all of his company's newspaper websites.

Op-Ed: Murdoch on the new era for journalism

Rupert Murdoch is backing up his new media concepts with logic, as well as the muscle of News Corp. He’s written a piece in the Wall Street Journal expressing his views quite unambiguously, and whether you agree or not, it’s required reading.

Op-Ed: Microsoft, News Corp join forces vs. Google

It’s either the dinosaurs vs. the first mammals, or whatever, but the efforts to tackle Google are proceeding down pretty interesting avenues. Talks between Microsoft and News Corp may result in an alliance of sorts. How that'll work is debatable.

News Corp CEO says markets have improved

News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch has stated US advertising markets are "very much better" than they were four months ago.

Op-Ed: Mainstream media planning news consortium, but what’s news?

For those who don’t know, a cartel is a price fixing scam. It’s illegal. A consortium, on the other hand, is an industry group, discussing introducing pricing for services. They’re not the same thing.

Murdoch apologizes for NY Post cartoon

New York Post Chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a statement that he is sorry for the cartoon that compared a chimp shot dead by police to President Barack Obama.

Wolff: Murdoch doesn't use a computer, gets no email

Newscorp’s Rupert Murdoch can’t use a computer, doesn’t get email and can’t make his cell phone work according to Michael Wolff, who is publishing a biography of Murdoch.

Wolff: Murdoch absolutely despises Bill O’Reilly

Michael Wolff has published a biography on news mogul Rupert Murdoch. In the biography, he alleges that Murdoch despises Fox News and the bullying demeanor of Bill O’Reilly.

Op-Ed: Murdoch Sees Golden Age if World Embraces Free Market

Despite a good imitation of the end of the financial world, Rupert Murdoch is sticking to his guns as a free marketer. He’s a product of that market, by any standards. His view is an interesting contrast to the sudden common wisdom of the markets.

Op-Ed: Murdoch vs. New York Times? Does mainstream journalism have a future?

On the face of it, a spat between Rupert Murdoch and The New York Times could be seen as a remake of Godzilla vs. Bambi. This is a defining contrast of news media culture, and a natural confrontation, when journalism is being redefined.

Rupert Murdoch for Obama?

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch gave an interview at the D6 conference recently, and he seemed to favor Barack Obama for the next president of the United States.

Op-Ed: New book about Murdoch in China, and new low in Australian journalism

When you see an article titled “Murdoch’s China dream shattered” in one of News Corp’s Australian competitors, the expectation is “bitchy bordering on bloody-minded”. The book is called “Rupert’s adventures In China”, by Bruce Dover.

Op-Ed: Wall Street Journal to compete with New York Times—says New York Times

Really, you have to wonder. The “cultural paradigm” is shifting. The core values of the Wall Street Journal are under threat. That man Murdoch has moved in, literally has an office, and is already hiring and firing.

Op-Ed: Changes at the top for Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Richard F. Zanino, is leaving the Journal to be replaced by Les Hinton, a senior News International executive. The expectation is that there will be a range of new appointments in the executive strata of the Journal.

Attack of the giant Murdochs: 25 big pictures of Rupert in competitor's new offices

The Fairfax newspapers and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp are sworn enemies. Fairfax has somehow wound up with roughly 25 new pictures of Murdoch adorning pillars in their brand new integrated media offices. News Corp is running the story, Fairfax isn't.
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