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News Corp to stop printing more than 100 Australian papers

May 28, 2020 - 2:23 PM

News Corp Australia says the permanent changes had been brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which had impacted the sustainability of local publishing

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2018: Retiree sitting on a bench reading a newspaper.

60 Australian newspapers to stop printing

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:05 AM

'The coronavirus crisis has created unprecedented economic pressures and we are doing everything we can to preserve as many jobs as possible,' says News Corp Australasia Executive Chairman Michael Miller

SHUT DOWN. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, arrives at the Sun Valley Resort of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference July 10, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

UK regulator says Fox's Sky takeover 'not in public interest'

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The Competition and Markets Authority 'has provisionally found that Fox taking full control of Sky is not in the public interest due to media plurality concern'

PAY-TV GIANT. A Sky logo is pictured outside pay-TV giant Sky Plc's headquarters in Isleworth, west London on March 17, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 billion

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The deal poses a challenge to Netflix and other emerging platforms

NEW DISNEY. Disney's acquistion of 21st Century Fox brings 'X-Men' and the 'Fantastic Four' back to the Marvel. Screengrab from

Donations to Anti-Defamation League surge in U.S.

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:03 PM

Donors are showing greater interest in supporting the Anti Defamation League since the August 12 violence at a neo Nazi rally in Charlottesville Virginia

Murdoch son donates $1 million to anti-hate crime group in Trump rebuke

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:33 PM

The unusual political intervention from an executive who has cultivated a more low key persona than his father is notable coming from the top echelons of a media empire that includes Fox News

JAMES MURDOCH. CEO of 21st Century Fox James Murdoch speaks at National Geographic's Further Front Event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 19, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geographic/AFP

Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

Mar 04, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The couple who got engaged last January had a civil ceremony at the Spencer House in London s exclusive St James s district

Western media 'welcome' in China, Xi tells Murdoch

Sep 19, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Chinese President Xi says Western media organizations are welcome to cover stories on the country s development to the world

Murdoch's Fox buys National Geographic media unit

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Fox will pay 725 million for a 73 stake in the new entity called National Geographic Partners with the nonprofit Washington organization holding the remaining 27

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. A woman walks by a poster advertising the exhibition '125 Jahre National Geographic' (lit.: 125 Years National Geographic) at the Gruner und Jahr publishing house in Hamburg, Germany, 12 September 2013. File Photo by Axel Heimken/EPA

Rupert Murdoch steps down as chief of 21st Century Fox

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:50 PM

The report says James Murdoch 42 would take over day to day management at Fox

George Clooney to make film about British phone hacking scandal

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:20 AM

Hack Attack is based on book written by journalist Nick Davies

Murdoch moves on from Time Warner bid, hails earnings

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:10 AM

The company s profits increased on box office results from its Hollywood studio

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox made Time Warner bid

Jul 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The bid which would have combined two of the world s biggest media entertainment empires if allowed to proceed is for 80 billion

REJECTED. Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox on July 16, 2014 confirms a bid to Time Warner to combine the companies, but says the proposal was rejected and the two sides are not in talks. File photo by AFP/Justin Tallis

UK tabloid ex-editor tells of payments to public officials

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:25 AM

Brooks tells the phone hacking trial that she had permitted such payments on a handful of occasions between 1998 and 2009

PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL. Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, and her husband Charlie arrive for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London on October 31, 2013. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Rebekah Brooks prepares to testify in UK hacking trial

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:12 PM

After nearly four months of hearings lawyers for Brooks a former editor of the now defunct News of the World tabloid were due to begin presenting the case for the defense

PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL. Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, and her husband Charlie arrive for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London on October 31, 2013. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

British reporter admits hacking at Murdoch paper and rival

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:01 AM

British actor Jude Law also gives evidence at the trial telling the jury that the media seemed to have an unhealthy amount of information about his private life

WITNESS. British actor Jude Law arrives at the Old Bailey Criminal Court to give evidence in the 'News of the World' hacking trial, in London, Britain, 27 January 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Former News of the World editors were lovers, trial hears

Oct 31, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Prosecutors in the UK phone hacking scandal say former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had an affair

UK trial hears Murdoch protégée 'set up team that used hacking'

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:26 PM

A prosecutor says Rebekah Brooks set up an investigations team that was involved in phone hacking

Britain's high-profile phone-hacking trial to open

Oct 27, 2013 - 10:47 AM

Rupert Murdoch s key aide Rebekah Brooks and the British prime minister s former media chief Andy Coulson are among the defendants

In this file picture taken on June 6, 2013, former Downing Street communications director and News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson, leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London. The first trial from the phone-hacking scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch's News of the World opens in Britain on Monday, with Coulson as one of the defendants. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE

Australian election clock ticks down on divisive campaign

Sep 05, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Voters have reacted with distaste over the brutal party coups as well as the lowbrow tone of a campaign which has seen both sides descend into cheap shots and personality politics

FACE OFF. In this file photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (L) shaking hands with conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott (R) at the National Press Club in Canberra before a debate. AFP/FILES/Andrew Meares

Abbott hits back at Australia PM over Murdoch link claims

Aug 08, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Abbott spoke after Rudd went on national television late Wednesday August 7 to accuse his rival of conspiring with the Australian born media magnate

ABBOTT FACES MEDIA. Australian opposition leader and leader of the Liberal Party, Tony Abbott, speaks during a press conference after a tour the JBS meat processing plant west of Brisbane, Australia, 05 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Rudd faces battle as Australian election campaign begins

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:59 AM

Kevin Rudd faces an uphill battle after what newspapers said was years of a toxic political climate that saw Julia Gillard topple him as Labor leader in 2010

IN THE RUNNING. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the media after calling a general election in Canberra on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP

'Financial Times not for sale' to Murdoch — Pearson

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:46 PM

British publisher Pearson denies that it is in deal talks with media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi s state media group for the sale of Financial Times Group

FOR SALE? A report from Malaysia says Financial Times newspaper, the flagship business paper of British publisher Pearson, is being eyed by investors. Photo by AFP

Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about 1 2 billion a report says

FOR SALE? A report from Malaysia says Financial Times newspaper, the flagship business paper of British publisher Pearson, is being eyed by investors. Photo by AFP

Media magnate Murdoch divorces 3rd wife

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:17 AM

A source close to News Corp said the couple had a pre nuptial agreement but did not elaborate

'BROKEN DOWN IRRETRIEVABLY.' Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng at the 85th Academy Awards last February 24

British PM's ex-aide denies phone hacking

Jun 06, 2013 - 10:26 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron s former media chief Andy Coulson pleads not guilty to intercepting mobile phone voicemail messages of public figures

Murdoch blasts 'racist' Australia on skilled visas

Apr 02, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Rupert Murdoch condemns the tightening of the 457 class skilled visa program

MEDIA BARON. News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch (L) and wife Wendi Deng (R) in a file photo by AFP

The Sun tabloid to go behind paywall in Britain

Mar 27, 2013 - 9:55 PM

The announcement comes a day after the Daily Telegraph extended its international paywall to include domestic readers

Four arrested over hacking at UK's Mirror newspapers

Mar 14, 2013 - 10:58 PM

British police arrests a tabloid editor and three other journalists for suspected phone hacking at Trinity Mirror newspapers

Murdoch's British newspaper chief leaves company

Dec 03, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Tom Mockridge s departure sets the stage for an anticipated restructure of News Corporation into two separate divisions with a publishing arm controlling newspapers and an entertainment business for television and film interests

Journalism's creative destruction

Dec 01, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The phoenix rising out of the ashes will bring greater transparency and the journalist’s role will be as essential in the future as it is today

British inquiry urges new laws for 'outrageous' press

Nov 29, 2012 - 10:09 PM

A judge called for legislation to underpin a new regulator for Britain s outrageous newspapers

Murdoch makes takeover bid for Packer media group

Sep 07, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Tycoon James Packer s majority owned Consolidated Media Holdings receives a formal US 2 billion takeover offer from Rupert Murdoch s News Limited

Murdoch tweets support for Prince Harry over nude photos

Aug 26, 2012 - 5:30 PM

Rupert Murdoch calls for critics to give Prince Harry a break over his nude pictures

BRITISH PRESS AND CITIZENS are divided over the Prince-Harry-nude-snaps issue. Image from Facebook

Rupert Murdoch quits boards of British newspapers

Jul 22, 2012 - 8:20 AM

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of a number of companies behind British newspapers The Sun The Times and The Sunday Times

News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch (L) and wife Wendi Deng (R) are driven away from the High Court in central London on April 26, 2012 after Rupert Murdoch's second and final day of giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

2 journalists arrested in Britain media probe

Jul 12, 2012 - 9:07 AM

Police arrest two British journalists for corruption charges

Scientologists 'creepy,' says Murdoch on Tom Cruise

Jul 02, 2012 - 8:06 AM

Was Holmes driven to divorce because of her husband s devotion to the religion?

MARRIAGE: IMPOSSIBLE? Speculations swirl about the sole custody for daughter Suri that Holmes filed, along with divorce, against husband Cruise. Screen grab from YouTube (ABCNews)

News Corp splitting publishing, entertainment divisions

Jun 28, 2012 - 8:25 PM

Rupert Murdoch says the new corporate structure will make News Corp s businesses grow to new heights

News Corp board agrees to split in principle: WSJ

Jun 28, 2012 - 11:17 AM

The board of Rupert Murdoch s News Corp agrees in principle to separate its larger entertainment division from struggling publishing businesses

News Corp considers splitting into two: report

Jun 26, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Australian stock in Rupert Murdoch s News Corp jumped 2 41 percent Tuesday June 26 after a report that the company may be split in half separating its publishing assets from its bigger entertainment arm

Murdoch makes $2-B bid for Consolidated Media

Jun 20, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Rupert Murdoch s News Limited makes a 2 billion takeover bid for rival tycoon James Packer s majority owned Consolidated Media Holdings

Ex-Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks in British court

Jun 13, 2012 - 6:15 PM

Rebekah Brooks the former top aide to Rupert Murdoch and friend of British premier David Cameron appeared in court for the first time Wednesday to face charges relating to the phone hacking scandal

British PM's ex-aide charged in perjury probe

May 31, 2012 - 7:30 AM

Andy Coulson an ex editor of News of the World was charged with perjury over a phone hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run big company: UK lawmakers

May 01, 2012 - 7:44 PM

British lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch had showed willful blindness over phone hacking at his news company and was not fit to run a major company

Murdochs in line for criticism in phone hacking report

May 01, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Lawmakers on the cross party committee are reportedly divided on how far to criticise the Murdochs over the phone hacking scandal which prompted them to close down their 168 year old News of the World tabloid in July

News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch (L) and wife Wendi Deng (R) are driven away from the High Court in central London on April 26, 2012 after Rupert Murdoch's second and final day of giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

UK government under fire for Murdoch empire links

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:07 AM

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch s son got regular confidential updates from the British government over News Corp s bid for full control of pay TV giant BSkyB

British journalist arrested for corruption

Apr 20, 2012 - 7:09 AM

A journalist from The Sun Britain s best selling newspaper is arrested on suspicion of illegally paying public officials