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Topic: Rupert Murdoch

News Corp. Split Official

Newspaper business will be nation's biggest

News Corp.’s long-awaited split is official. Rupert Murdoch’s media behemoth Friday completed the separation of its entertainment from its news and information businesses into two publicly traded companies. The new…

News Corp. Split Begins

Preliminary trading starts for publishing spinoff

News Corp.'s publishing spinoff began preliminary trading at a value of $9.1 billion, making it "the biggest U.S. newspaper publisher by market capitalization," according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The preliminary trading is…

Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Will Not Affect News Corp. Split

Wendi Deng's daughters with the mogul will have economic, but not voting, stakes

Rupert Murdoch has reportedly filed for divorce from Wendi Deng, his wife of 14 years. A spokesperson for News Corp. confirmed the story in a tweet. The announcement was made for…

Mike Darnell Steps Down as Fox Reality Capo

American Idol boss passes on contract renewal

Nearly 20 years into a stint that saw him steer an unscripted slate that included the likes of When Animals Attack! and American Idol, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike…

Malone’s Liberty Media Snaps Up Charter Stake

Cable pioneer formerly known as “Darth Vader” locks in $2.6 billion deal

The cable pioneer who Al Gore once referred to as “Darth Vader” has fired up the tractor beam, as John Malone’s Liberty Media has snared a significant stake in Charter…

Liberty Takeover of Virgin Media U.K. Again Pits Malone Against Murdoch

U.K. media expect a wave of marketing from Virgin to catch up to Sky

London ad sources expect a European marketing onslaught from a combined Liberty Global-Virgin Media company after Liberty founder John Malone announced the cable giant’s $16 billion agreed takeover of the…

'New' News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks

London-based execs named chief strategy officer and chief creative officer

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is organizing ranks at its proposed separate publishing arm, which it's currently calling the "New News Corporation." Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor of News Corp.'s London…

The Daily's Woes Proves Content, Not Platform Is King

Publication was boxed-in from Day 1 by its iPad-only positioning

The Daily will fire off its last electronic dispatches Dec. 15, bringing an end to a deeply flawed, but ultimately important experiment in digital journalism. When the News Corp.-owned publication announced…

High-Level Changes at News Corp.

Execs shuffled; folds The Daily, its costly iPad experiment, after a year

Huge changes are afoot at News Corp. today as the scandal-wracked company prepares to split into two publicly traded parts. The media juggernaut announced that Robert Thomson, a long-serving lieutenant…

Roger Ailes Renews News Corp. Contract

Fox News chairman and CEO will head multiple divisions for four more years

Roger Ailes has signed a new four-year contract to remain chairman and CEO of Fox News and chairman of Fox Television Stations. The positions oversee multiple Fox properties, including Fox…

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