News Corp to publish newspapers for ‘decades and decades’

The head of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. on Monday said the group will be publishing newspapers for “decades” and hit out at the “morbid mindset” of those who say print is dead. Chief executive Robert Thomson, who oversees more than 100 newspapers including…


Revenue up, profit down at Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled media-entertainment group 21st Century Fox said Wednesday its latest quarterly results were boosted by a widely watched Super Bowl and other sports and cable programming. Profits in the past quarter fell 63 percent from…


Media Matters: News Corp. Puts Its Thumb On The Scale Of LA Elections

-By Ben DiMiero

March 5, 2013- News Corp. subsidiary News America Inc. has pumped a quarter million dollars into today's Board of Education elections in Los Angeles. Rupert Murdoch's corporation is not merely an interested onlooker in the elections; fellow News. Corp subsidiary Wireless Generation has a contract with the school district.

According to the Los Angeles Times, "a relatively small group of major donors" has given big last-minute financial support to a political action committee called the "Coalition for School Reform."  The PAC reportedly aims to help current Los Angeles schools superintendent John Deasy survive the elections by supporting board candidates that favor keeping him in the position.

Among the major donations listed by the Times are $250,000 from News Corp. subsidiary News America Inc. and an additional $25,000 from News Corp VP Joel Klein, who heads up Amplify, the corporation's education division. 


Politico: Rep. Ellison explodes on Fox News, calls Sean Hannity ‘worst excuse for a journalist’

February 26, 2013- Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison attacked Fox News host Sean Hannity on-air tonight in what is surely one of the most explosive and contentious interviews between an anchor and a politician in recent history.

Rep. Ellison began the interview by calling Hannity "the worst excuse for a journalist I've ever seen." He went on to accuse Hannity of violating "every journalistic ethic I have ever heard of" and called him "a shill for the Republican Party."

Hannity calmly endured the attacks from the Minnesota congressman and tried in vain to assure him that he was not a registered Republican, but rather a registered conservative. He finally gave up and told Rep. Ellison to "keep ranting."

The congressman's remarks came after Hannity aired footage of President Obama giving two similar interviews about the looming effects of sequestration, set against a soundtrack of "O Fortuna," from the Carmina Burana. Hannity said the President was "more concerned with fearmongering than finding a solution to the problem he created."

NY Times: Six More Journalists Held in British Hacking Case

-By John F. Burns

February 13, 2013- LONDON — Adding momentum to police investigations that have already cost Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire in Britain hundreds of millions of dollars, Scotland Yard said Wednesday that six more journalists who previously worked for The News of the World were arrested at dawn on suspicion of hacking into cellphone messages.

The latest police swoop followed others in the past year that have resulted in the arrests of more than 100 reporters, editors, investigators, executives and public officials by police units investigating whether criminal activity occurred at British newspapers. Most of those have involved The Sun, Mr. Murdoch’s daily tabloid, and The News of the World, the highly profitable Sunday tabloid he shut down as the scandal broke in July 2011. Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved