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Topic: Rupert Murdoch

Ted Turner: Murdoch Will 'Have to Step Down'

The two moguls are longtime rivals

In the wake of the News of the World hacking backlash, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has managed to hang onto his position as head of the company. But fellow…

Alec Baldwin Pulled Out of Emmy Skit After Fox Cut Murdoch Joke

But he didn't 'boycott' the ceremony

Perhaps the most interesting thing to happen during last night’s Emmy awards didn’t actually happen at all: A joke in the Fox broadcast alluding to News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s…

New Phone Hacking Testimony Contradicts James Murdoch's

Former executives say Murdoch knew of damaging email

In testimony of their own on Tuesday, two former News of the World executives contradicted James Murdoch's assertions before Parliament that he had no knowledge of phone hacking beyond just…

110 Jobs Cut at News International

Freelance positions also under threat

News International has announced that it will ax 110 jobs from its U.K. workforce. The newspaper publisher is also considering changes to its use of freelancers and casual staff. According to…

News International to Sell U.K. HQ

Sale of Wapping site 'a break with the past'

Rupert Murdoch’s News International is selling its headquarters in Wapping, East London, where the company has been based for the last 25 years. Staff from The Sun, The Times, and…

James Murdoch Rejects $6 Million Bonus

News Corp. executive cites hacking scandal in refusing money

James Murdoch appears to be taking the high road come payday. On Friday afternoon, the News Corp. executive—son of media titan Rupert Murdoch—turned down his annual bonus only hours after…

Amid Scandal, News Corp. Board Members Resign

VC star Thomas Perkins and longtime Murdoch associate ending long tenures

After two particularly rough months of scandal at News Corp., two of its independent directors are stepping down. On Friday, News Corp. announced that Thomas Perkins and Kenneth Cowley are both…

News Corp. Expands Internal Investigation

Lawyers look for evidence of U.S. law breaking

While the U.K. prepares for its inquiry into the News Corp. hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's media giant is expanding its own internal inquiry into its Stateside operations. A source told Reuters…

Joe Conason, Coming to an Inbox Near You

The columnist on his new progressive email newsletter National Memo

Adweek: What is National Memo? I’ve always been interested in having an Internet vehicle. My wife [Elizabeth Wagley] started a company called Progressive Book Club. That pulled together a large list…

Watch the Throne

Could Chase Carey really take over News Corp.?

If, heaven forbid, Rupert Murdoch were to be struck by lightning, or if he just happened to go to jail, he insists that Chase Carey—the mustachioed, Budweiser-drinking, Yankee COO of…

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