James Murdoch quits News Corporation | 7.30

There are major ructions in the powerful Murdoch media dynasty at a crucial time, given the coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump’s re-election bid in the looming US presidential ballot. In a dramatic move, Rupert Murdoch’s son James quit his father’s company News Corporation at the weekend, citing differences with the company’s editorial direction. For more … Read more James Murdoch quits News Corporation | 7.30

News Through Your Xbox

Microsoft and News Corp have announced a new app which allows Xbox owners to access Fox News and The Wall Street Journal through their games consoles. The apps for Xbox LIVE will also give users access to programs from Fox Broadcasting such as “Glee,” “House,” “The Simpsons,” and “Family Guy”. The latest gaming news and … Read more News Through Your Xbox

News Corporation 2011 Net Income $2.74 Billion

News Corporation has reported 2011 full year net income at $2.74 billion. Growth in the fourth quarter has been led by the television segment. Fourth quarter total segment operating income was $1.35 billion, a $420 million or 45% increase compared to $932 million reported a year ago. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch said … Read more News Corporation 2011 Net Income $2.74 Billion

Separation of Powers and the Parliamentary Vote on the NewsCorp Acquisition of BSkyB

The controversy over phone hacking at the News of the World has developed at an astonishing rate. Amidst the flurry of almost daily revelations and resignations, it is unsurprising that some of the more arcane constitutional aspects of the controversy have not received widespread attention. One of these matters is the curious character of the … Read more Separation of Powers and the Parliamentary Vote on the NewsCorp Acquisition of BSkyB

Assistant Commissioner John Yates Resigns from Met as Questions Raised in Parliament

The Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, John Yates, followed the fate of his boss on Monday 18th July 2011 when he resigned from his post. The news fuelled afternoon questions in the House of Commons where Theresa May, the Home Secretary, was forced to update her statement to MPs and faced a barrage … Read more Assistant Commissioner John Yates Resigns from Met as Questions Raised in Parliament

Rebekah Brooks & Les Hinton Both Resign Ahead of UK Parliament Questions

Rebekah Brooks has resigned as CEO of News International. Her announcement was shortly followed by the resignation of Les Hinton, Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones & Company and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Mr Hinton was head of News International at the time when phone hacking was alleged to have taken place. His … Read more Rebekah Brooks & Les Hinton Both Resign Ahead of UK Parliament Questions

NewsCorp Turns to Competition Commission for Objective Test on BSkyB Deal

NewsCorp has issued a statement saying that they will now withdraw undertakings made to the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. The undertakings were originally made to Jeremy Hunt in order to allay concerns over the effect of Rupert Murdoch’s organisation acquiring the BSkyB. Now that the undertakings have been withdrawn, … Read more NewsCorp Turns to Competition Commission for Objective Test on BSkyB Deal

Rupert Murdoch – Allegations Against News of the World are “deplorable and unacceptable”

Rupert Murdoch has flown to the UK to oversee and investigation into the operations of UK tabloid, News of the World. The paper released its final edition today after the parent company, News International, closed it down following allegations that journalists at the paper had paid police for information and hacked into the voicemail accounts … Read more Rupert Murdoch – Allegations Against News of the World are “deplorable and unacceptable”