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The Name Murdoch

It is impossible for the Murdochs to be voted off the board of News Corporation at the company’s annual meeting to be held at the end of the week on…

October 17 2011

News Corp. Board Meeting: Battle in L.A. Shareholders gird to vent their ire at the Murdoch-controlled board

This Friday, in a theater tucked away on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles, the entire News Corp. board will stand for re-election by shareholders, whose interests each director…

October 17, 2011, 6:43 AM EDT

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Target Rupert Murdoch's House Hundreds gather as spillover from demonstration moves uptown

Hundreds of protesters marched along the Upper East Side of New York this afternoon, and the first stop on their route was Rupert Murdoch’s apartment building. Tuesday’s “Millionaire’s March”—coordinated by the…

October 11, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

Former Dow Jones CEO to Testify on Phone Hacking Les Hinton resigned from News Corp. in July

Former Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton, who has been keeping a low profile since he resigned last July in connection with the News of the…

October 11, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

U.S. Investors Urged to Vote Against News Corp. Directors Proxy advisory service targets Murdoch sons

As the News Corp. annual meeting approaches, shareholders are being advised to vote against the reelection of a number of current board members who appear to have been asleep at…

October 7, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

The Fox News Revolution How the network captured cable . . . and never let go

Fifteen years ago this month, Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News. At the time, cable industry executives were skeptical of the idea—News Corp. had to buy its way on to cable,…

October 3, 2011, 6:44 AM EDT

The Age of Ailes

It is tempting—as well as, in liberal circles, heretical—to try and separate Roger Ailes from his politics. That’s a fiery (and gassy) debate. Is the 15-year Fox News epoch more about…

October 03 2011

News Corp.'s 'The Daily' Struggling to Get Readers Numbers reveal tablet paper well below profitability

What do newspapers the Toledo Blade, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, and Rupert Murdoch’s tablet paper The Daily all have in common? Each one has a weekly circulation of about…

September 28, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

Changes Coming to 'Wall Street Journal' Broadsheet to add color, tweak design

The Wall Street Journal is about to get a new look, one that will bring more color to the traditionally staid business paper, and that could help it attract advertisers. This is…

September 23, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

U.K. Phone Hacking Lawyer Looking to Start Case in U.S. Dowler family attorney partnering with American

News Corp.'s board of directors may soon find itself dealing with some unwanted legal troubles. The Guardian is reporting that Mark Lewis, the attorney who represented the family of Milly Dowler, the murdered…

September 23, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT