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News Corp hit by $87m NotW costs

Media Week – 2012-02-09

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has reported a 43% hit on its publishing arm, which includes its UK national newspapers, reducing the unit's operating income to $218m (£138m) as it was hit by...

Bloomberg exec in talks to run New Corp's Dow Jones

Reuters – 2012-01-28

(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is in "serious talks" to poach veteran Bloomberg LP executive Lex Fenwick to run its Dow Jones publishing business, which houses the Wall Street Journal,...

News Corp to Buy Minority Stake in Dubai's Media Company Moby Group

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Rupert Murdoch's US media giant News Corp is expanding its presence in the Middle East media market and beyond by agreeing to acquire a minority stake in Dubai-based media company Moby Group. Under...

News Corp. for First Time Details Tabloid Bribe for Story on Child Killer

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

News Corp. (NWSA) for the first time publicly detailed bribery by a journalist at its now-defunct News of the World, telling a court that a former editor agreed to pay a prison guard to get a story...

Trinity Mirror buys email and mobile firm Communicator Corp for £8m

Guardian – 2012-01-04

Publisher's acquisition is part of strategy to build digital marketing services business Trinity Mirror, the publisher of titles including the Daily Mirror and the People, has acquired an email and...

Bonnier Corp. Buys Four Hunting Expos from Target Communications

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-07

Bonnier Corporation, publisher of magazines including Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, has purchased four hunting expos from Mequon, Wisconsin-based Target Communications for an undisclosed sum.

News Corp. earnings fall on phone-hacking scandal fallout

Poynter. – 2011-11-04


News Corp. profit hurt by British phone hacking scandal

L.A. Times – 2011-11-03

The media conglomerate reports a 5% drop in its fiscal first-quarter earnings as a Vanity Fair magazine story reveals how the scandal has intensified a rift among members of the Murdoch family.The...

News Corp. Ignored WSJ Aberrant Circulation Data

BusinessWeek – 2011-10-19

News Corp. was alerted to a plan to inflate circulation at the Wall Street Journal Europe almost a year before the newspaper's publisher resigned

Ex-News Corp. executive to testify again in hacking scandal

L.A. Times – 2011-10-12

Les Hinton, former chief of News Corp.'s Dow Jones and confidant of Rupert Murdoch, will appear before the British Parliament to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal.Les Hinton, a former...

News Corp.-owned comedy podcast mocks Murdoch, phone-hacking scandal

Poynter. – 2011-08-15 The Bugle, a popular British news satire podcast published by The Times of London, spent three weeks hammering its parent company News Corp. and chairman Rupert Murdoch over the...

How Bad Is News Corp.?

AdWeek – 2011-08-08

In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher’s libel lawyers. I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was...

News Corp's UK political meetings to be published

Reuters – 2011-07-25

LONDON (Reuters) - Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticized for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings...

News Corp boss 'linked' to leak of Vince Cable's Rupert Murdoch comments

Guardian – 2011-07-22

Detectives hired by Telegraph to discover source of leaks have 'strong suspicion' Will Lewis was involved, according to reportsThe firm of private investigators hired by Telegraph Media Group to...

Another top News Corp. executive, Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, resigns

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-16

Chief executive of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal announced he was leaving company immediately

Ailes could come out on top at News Corp. as phone-hacking damage spreads

Poynter. – 2011-07-14

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News Corp's Australian papers check their books for wrongful payments

Guardian – 2011-07-13

News Limited boss says 'ludicrous' claims that phone-hacking scandal may extend to Australia demand a responseRupert Murdoch's Australian newspapers have launched a review of all editorial...

Gore hits out at Murdoch's News Corp

Guardian – 2011-05-19

Former US vice-president says media giant is forcing his liberal Current TV service off air in Italy for hiring Keith OlbermannFormer US vice-president Al Gore has hit out at Rupert Murdoch's News...

News Corp. Profit Down 24%

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-05-05

News Corp.'s profit dropped 24% as weakness in film and publishing, coupled with a litigation charge, offset a strong performance in its TV business.

News Corp. profit tumbles 24% as MySpace continues to struggle

L.A. Times – 2011-05-05

Strong gains by the media company's television group are erased by MySpace, the social network that News Corp. is trying to unload.News Corp. can't get MySpace off the books fast enough.

News Corp. Reports Disappointing Quarterly Numbers

AdWeek – 2011-05-05

News Corp. released its earnings report for the quarter that ended in March, and the results are a little disappointing. The company reported a decline in its operating income, which was down to...

Adweek's Michael Wolff Talks NYT Paywall, the State of News Corp.

Media Bistro – 2011-05-04

Video: In part two of our Media Beat discussion with Adweek editorial director Michael Wolff, the media vet discusses The New York Times paywall, saying among other things, if it doesn't work, then...

Murdoch, nepotism and New Corp's shareholders...

Guardian – 2011-03-31

It is often said, without too much evidence incidentally, that Rupert Murdoch is a (small r) republican. This claim is largely based on his statements going back to the 1970s about a dislike for...

James Murdoch's move shows how News Corp will look in the future

Guardian – 2011-03-30

It is only a matter of time before James Murdoch becomes chief executive to Rupert's chairmanFrom the moment James Murdoch arrived in London in 2003, imposed on Sky by an enthusiastic father, the...

Is News Corp.'s 'The Daily' giving you more blues than news?

Betanews – 2011-02-24

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Every single person I know with an iPad who has used News Corp.'s "The Daily" complains about persistent crashes and really, really, really, slow update times. Now PaidContent...

Yahoo follows News Corp, announces Livestand 'magazine' for tablets

Betanews – 2011-02-11

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Yahoo on Thursday announced that it will soon debut a new magazine-style method of digital content delivery especially aimed at touchscreen mobile devices like tablets and...

News Corp. Debuts iPad-Only Publication "The Daily"

Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-03

New York - News Corp. (NYSE: NWS) chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday unveiled The Daily, the company's new iPad-only daily news publication. "New times demand new journalism. So we built...

News Corp to launch iPad newspaper on February 2

Reuters – 2011-01-28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp will launch its long-awaited digital newspaper created for Apple Inc's iPad on February 2, two weeks after the two companies were widely expected to introduce the new...

News Corp. to unveil iPad-only newspaper next week

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-01-28

News Corp. is now set to unveil the world's first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, in New York next Wednesday.

Rupert Murdoch set to arrive in UK with News Corp mired in crisis

Guardian – 2011-01-22

News Corp chief's London visit next week is timely because no significant decision can be taken at company without himRupert Murdoch is due in London next week, just as his company's attempts to...

News Corp, Apple delay iPad digital newspaper: report

Reuters – 2011-01-14

(Reuters) - News Corp and Apple Inc are delaying the launch of the media conglomerate's digital newspaper for the iPad, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Journalists to launch News Corp.'s iPad newspaper

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-01-13

Stop the presses -- completely. The world's first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch.

News Corp.'s iPad Daily readies for launch

CBC – 2011-01-13

Stop the presses - completely. The world's first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch. Journalists have been hired and are in place at multiple U.S. bureaus, including Los Angeles and...

News Corp to launch digital newspaper January 19

Reuters – 2011-01-11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's will launch its long anticipated digital newspaper for tablet devices on January 19 at a joint news event attended by Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Apple Inc Chief...

European Commission unconditionally approves News Corp/BSkyB merger

Media Week – 2010-12-21

A full merger between Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and satellite broadcaster BSkyB will not weaken competition in the UK, the European Commission has ruled today.

Merged News Corp/BSkyB considered unlikely to tie TV and newspaper ad sales

Media Week – 2010-12-21

A merged News Corporation and BSkyB is unlikely to link up its TV and newspaper ad sales due to lack of "market power," according to the European Commission's competition experts.

Hudson-Catskill Newspaper Corp. Acquires Two Papers

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

The Hudson-Catskill Newspaper Corp., a division of Johnson Newspaper Corp., has acquired The Ravena News-Herald in Albany, N.Y., and The Greene County Local Courier. Terms of the sale were not...

News Corp to charge for UK Times online from June

Reuters – 2010-03-26

LONDON (Reuters) - News Corp will charge readers for online versions of its UK Times and Sunday Times newspapers from June, becoming the first media firm to test consumers' appetite to pay for...

SPECIAL REPORT: News Corp. in Carbon Neutral Home Stretch?

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-19

News Corporation has nine months to fulfill Chairman Rupert Murdoch's dramatic vow in 2007 to make the sprawling global media giant -- home to assets as varied as "Avatar" and the New York Post,...

News Corp eyes stake in Saudi-owned Rotana Media: report

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-23

Media giant News Corp is set to agree a deal to buy 10 percent of Rotana entertainment, owned by Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

News Corp. Unit Buys Rival After Settling a Suit With It

New York Times – 2009-03-13

News America Marketing settled a lawsuit this week with Floorgraphics, who had accused the company of anticompetitive behavior and corporate spying.

News Corp. president to leave company

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-25

Peter Chernin, Rupert Murdoch's longtime top lieutenant, plans to leave News Corp. when his contract expires in June, a move that renews questions of succession at one of the world's biggest media... News Corp. Board Should Scrutinize Murdoch Scion

New York Times – 2009-02-25

As the News Corporation examines who should become its next president, it should not make the accession of James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch’s son, as fait accompli.

News Corp. President Is Leaving

New York Times – 2009-02-24

Peter F. Chernin will leave in June after failing to reach a new contract with the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

Peter Chernin to step down as News Corp president

Times Online – 2009-02-24

Peter Chernin, the president and chief operating officer of News Corporation, is to leave the media group this summer.

Murdoch’s Soft Spot for Print Slows News Corp.

New York Times – 2009-02-23

Rupert Murdoch’s love of newspapers is weighing on the fortunes of his company, the News Corporation.

News Corp President Chernin leaving

Reuters – 2009-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Chernin will leave after 12 years on the job, depriving the media conglomerate of its second-highest ranking executive as...

News Corp. Loss Shows Trouble at Dow Jones

New York Times – 2009-02-06

The media company, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported a quarterly loss of $6.41 billion on a write-down of Dow Jones & Co. and other assets, as the recession hit advertising revenue.

Trudy Corp. in Preliminary Deal with PCS Edventures

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-06

Trudy Corp., home to the Soundprints and Studio Mouse imprints, has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by the educational technology company PCS Edventures.

Rupert Murdoch warns of rigorous cost-cutting after $6.4bn News Corp loss

Media Week – 2009-02-06

LONDON - News Corp is embarking on what chairman Rupert Murdoch deemed "rigorous cost-cutting" as it looks to address a loss of $6.42bn in Q4 2008.

News Corp profits fall by 42% to $818m$

Times Online – 2009-02-05

News Corporation, the parent company of The Times, swung to an operating loss of $7.6 billion ($£5.2 billion) in the fiscal second quarter, down from earnings of $1.4 billion a year earlier, as the...

News Corp. loses $6.4 billion in 2Q

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-05

News Corp., the global media giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said Thursday it lost $6.4 billion in its most recent quarter because of a massive write-down in the value of its assets.

News Corp. to Cut 25 at 'WSJ,' Says 'Financial Times'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-04

News Corp. is expected to cut jobs at its London and New York newspapers in the coming weeks, the Financial Times reports today.

NYSE claims News Corp. switched to Nasdaq for ads

International Herald Tribune – 2008-12-17

The New York Stock Exchange claimed Tuesday that Nasdaq won a bidding war to host media giant News Corp., owner of The Wall Street Journal, on its exchange.

Job cuts at News Corp

The Bookseller – 2008-11-07

News Corp is to make more job cuts after...

News Corp. profit off 30 percent, slashes outlook

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-06

News Corp. reported a 30 percent drop in quarterly profits on Wednesday and the media empire run by Rupert Murdoch said its operating profit for the current fiscal year will drop because of the U.S....

Johnson Newspaper Corp. Runs NewsEngin TeamPlayer

Editor And Publisher – 2008-10-10

Johnson Newspaper Corp. has selected NewsEngin's TeamPlayer software from NewsEngin, Chesterfield, Mo., to present prep-sports content for its online and print products.

VeriSign sells Jamba stake to News Corp

Reuters – 2008-10-07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp has taken full ownership of mobile content provider Jamba by buying VeriSign Inc's 49 percent stake for about $200 million, the two companies said on Tuesday.

JCDecaux in talks to buy News Corp's News Outdoor Group

Guardian – 2008-09-11

French company JCDecaux is in talks to acquire Rupert Murdoch's outdoor advertising operation News Outdoor Group. By Mark Sweney

Hollywood Media Corp. Sells

Playbill – 2008-08-28

Hollywood Media Corp., the publicly owned provider of entertainment news, information and ticketing, including the ticketing site, announced Aug. 27 that it has sold its

News Corp. Reports Murdoch’s Income

New York Times – 2008-08-20

The News Corporation reported compensation of $27.5 million for its chairman, Rupert Murdoch, for its 2008 fiscal year.

Worcester Magazine sold to Landmark Corp.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – 2008-08-20

WORCESTER - Worcester Magazine, the city's alternative news and arts weekly, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to the company that publishes the Holden Landmark, the news weekly covering six...

News-Journal Corp. officially for sale

Daytona Beach News-Journal – 2008-08-13

DAYTONA BEACH -- Newspaper merger and acquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen & Murray has formally begun to explore the sale of the News-Journal Corp., James Hopson, chief executive manager, announced...

Analysts downgrade News Corp's guidance – 2008-08-07

A MORE challenging outlook than expected for News Corporporation has forced analysts to downgrade their 2009 fiscal guidance for the media giant.

News Corp. fourth-quarter earnings beat expectations

International Herald Tribune – 2008-08-06

News Corp., the media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat analysts' estimates on gains from DVDs and newspapers and the sale of its stake in...

Media: Murdoch delighted but wary after News Corp's profits surge

Guardian – 2008-08-05

A surge of 59% in News Corporation's bottom line is not likely to hold and 'less robust growth' is imminent, Rupert Murdoch has warned. By Andrew Clark

News Corp 4Q Profit Jumps 27%

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-05

News Corp. says fiscal fourth-quarter earnings jumped 27 percent on profit from the sale of assets and higher operating earnings in its film, cable networks and newspaper units.

Murdoch takes News Corp. out of scuffle over Yahoo, says he expects Microsoft will walk away

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-11

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said his media conglomerate is "very unlikely" to be a part of any deal for Yahoo Inc., scuttling talk that Microsoft Corp. was making headway in enlisting the...

Murdoch sees no deals for News Corp., talk centers on Yahoo-Microsoft dustup

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-09

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch plans to forgo making deals at this year's Allen & Co. media retreat, dampening the five-day event renowned as an incubator for big-time media and Web...

Sun Staff Turn on Murdoch: Senior Journalists Criticize News Corp.

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-14

LONDON -- Fresh evidence of a "civil war" at News Corp. has emerged following what commentators have interpreted as an extraordinary attack by the Murdoch-owned U.K. tabloid The Sun on its...

Church wins $1.1m payout from News Corp

Stuff – 2012-02-27

Singer Charlotte Church and her parents have settled her phone-hacking damages action against the publishers of the now defunct News of the World for 600,000 pounds (NZ$1.1 million).

Ex-News Corp. Executive Brooks Loaned Police Horse in 2008

Business Week – 2012-02-28

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive at News Corp.’s U.K. publishing unit who was arrested last year in probes of tabloid phone hacking and police bribery, had a retired police horse in...

James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Publishing Unit

AllThingsD – 2012-02-29

More fallout from PhoneGate: News Corp. executive James Murdoch has "relinquished his position" as executive chairman head of News International, the conglomerate's British newspaper unit. News...

News Corp shareholders step up bid to oust James Murdoch

Guardian – 2012-03-01

Shareholders already drafting resolutions ahead of AGM to call for James Murdoch to be removed from News Corp boardShareholders are planning to step up their campaign to oust James Murdoch from News...

Morning media roundup: News Corp.’s stock went up on hopes papers would get sold

Poynter. – 2012-03-05

Why did News Corp.’s stock go up after James Murdoch got the hook? Because investors think the move signals the company might sell its British papers, Amy Chozick writes: Wall Street has long...

Watson: News Corp was like 'shadow state'

Guardian – 2012-04-19

Labour MP who led campaign against phone hacking also says News of the World aimed to investigate MPs' private livesNews Corporation is a "toxic institution" that operated like a "shadow state" in...

Rupert Murdoch denies claims that News Corp may sell UK newspapers

Guardian – 2012-05-19

Mogul says News Corporation is 'firmly committed' to its papers including the Sun, Times and Sunday TimesRupert Murdoch has denied reports that News Corp is considering spinning off its British...

News Corp 'set to split in two'

BBC – 2012-06-26

Shares in News Corporation rise 2.4% in Australia following reports that it may split its entertainment businesses from its publishing interests.

Media giant News Corp. considering breakup

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-27

News Corp. is considering a breakup that would put its 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News Channel in one company and its newspapers and book publishing assets in...

News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-06-28

News Corp.'s board approved a plan to split the conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation.

Book Talk: Former Peace Corp volunteer finds Africa changed

Yahoo! News – 2012-06-28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Peace Corps volunteer who views his time in Malawi in the 1960s as the highlight of his life goes back when his marriage falters, only to find the southern African...

News Corp. board backs splitting company's entertainment and publishing businesses – 2012-06-28

News Corp. board backs splitting company's entertainment and publishing businesses

News Corp. board approves split

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-28

News Corp.'s board of directors voted late Wednesday night in favor of a proposal that would separate the media conglomerate's publishing assets from the rest of its entertainment holdings, according...

Barnsley: News Corp split 'could be good for HC'

The Bookseller – 2012-06-28

News Corp has confirmed reports that the company will be split into separate publishing and...

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch details plans to split company

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-28

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch outlined plans to split the media conglomerate's publishing and entertainment operations into two publicly traded companies, a decision he hailed as "the next...

Media Decoder Blog: Even if News Corp. Divides, the Murdochs' Control Is Undiluted

The New York Times – 2012-06-29

Critics of the company's dual-class share structure, which gives the Murdoch family 40 percent voting control, registered their concerns that nothing would change if the company split into...

The Murdoch Factor in News Corp.’s Split Personality

Knowledge@Wharton – 2012-07-03

Rupert Murdoch’s move to split News Corp. into entertainment and publishing businesses may unlock the value he seeks. But the big imponderable in that shift could be Murdoch himself and his tainted...

News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

Engadget – 2012-07-23

In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division to...

News Corp restructures digital magazine

Stuff – 2012-08-01

News Corp's digital tablet magazine The Daily is letting go of 50 employees, around 29 per cent of its total, as it streamlines production to focus on its most popular features.

News Corp Registers $1.6 Billion Fourth-Quarter Loss

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-08

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has swung to a loss partly due to the weakness of its publishing business, which includes newspapers like the Times and the Sun. The fourth quarter net loss was...

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Launches Anti-Corruption Review

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-15

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has launched a review of anti-corruption controls in several of its publishing arms, including News International in London. Murdoch told News Corp staff in a...

News Corp chief digital officer Jonathan Miller to leave company

Guardian – 2012-08-24

Miller had overseen company's failed relaunch of MySpace as well as its involvement in Hulu and Roku streaming productsJonathan Miller, chief digital officer of News Corporation, is leaving the...

Top digital exec leaves News Corp ahead of company’s split

GigaOM – 2012-08-24

Jon Miller, the well-respected Chief Digital Officer of News Corp, is on the way out after presiding over the company's sprawling digital properties. The move comes at a time that News Corp is...

News Corp. Digital Chief to Resign

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-08-24

News Corp. Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will step down from his position as the company prepares to split its media and entertainment business from its publishing assets.

News Corp parts ways with chief digital officer Jonathan Miller

Media Week – 2012-08-24

News Corporation is parting company with chief digital officer Jonathan Miller at the end of September, ahead of the separation of its publishing and entertainment business.

Australia to Play Big Role in News Corp.'s Publishing SpinOff

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-17

In splitting News Corp. into two companies, Rupert Murdoch is creating something he hasn't had in years: an Australian media company. By some measures, the publishing company to emerge from the...

Source says Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has placed bid for Penguin – 2012-10-29

A source claims that News Corp., the owner of HarperCollins, has made a bid to Pearson PLC for $1.6 billion

News Corp. Unit Interested in Penguin Group

AllThingsD – 2012-10-29

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has expressed interest in buying book publisher Penguin Group, potentially undermining merger discussions between Penguin and Random House, people familiar with the...

News Corp in bid for Penguin books

CNN – 2012-10-29

News Corp has approached Pearson about a possible cash offer for its Penguin books business, threatening to derail talks about an all-share merger between Penguin and Bertelsmann's Random House...

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