Facebook woos journos in Twitter attack

2014-04-25 07:25

Facebook has launched FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

Murdoch calls UK police 'disgrace' on tape

2013-07-04 11:01

Media boss Rupert Murdoch has called police investigating his News International journalists a "disgrace" in a secret recording of talks with staff from the Sun newspaper.

News Corp doubles profit to $2.4bn

2013-02-07 07:44

News Corp says its profit in the just-ended quarter more than doubled to $2.38bn, helped by a reorganisation bringing in results from global broadcasting units.

Ex-Murdoch aide given £7m pay-off

2012-10-16 08:19

Former newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off of more than £7m following her resignation from News International last year, says the Financial Times.

Journalist, policeman held in UK hacking

2012-08-07 15:38

British police have arrested a journalist and a policeman for alleged corruption as a result of information provided by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, says Scotland Yard.

Phone hacking: Cameron ex-aide charged

2012-07-24 14:03

British prosecutors have charged Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson and former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks with phone hacking.

Rupert Murdoch: Scientologists are evil

2012-07-02 11:40

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has weighed in on the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, saying he thinks Scientologists are "creepy" and possibly even evil.

Murdoch 'pushed Blair on Iraq'

2012-06-16 11:47

Rupert Murdoch took part in an "over-crude" attempt by US Republicans to push Tony Blair into action before the invasion of Iraq, the former British PM's ex-media chief claims.

Murdoch urged Major to change policy

2012-06-12 15:04

Media baron Rupert Murdoch tried to persuade former Conservative Prime Minister John Major to change his policy on Europe in return for support from his newspapers, an inquiry has heard.

Gordon Brown faces press inquiry

2012-06-11 13:00

British ex-premier Gordon Brown has faced a grilling by the press ethics inquiry sparked by the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

Blair to face press ethics inquiry

2012-05-25 14:00

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will testify at a press ethics inquiry set up following a phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, the inquiry says.

Cameron rejects minister, Murdoch probe

2012-04-30 22:20

British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed opposition calls for an inquiry into the culture minister over his handling of a bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for broadcaster BSkyB.

Murdoch faces more grilling at inquiry

2012-04-26 13:03

Rupert Murdoch is set to subject himself to a cross-examination that is likely to focus on whether he created a company culture where illegal phone hacking could flourish.

Murdoch inquiry pressures UK government

2012-04-25 09:04

Rupert Murdoch's appearance before a press ethics inquiry threatens to heap pressure on the British government following the exposure of its links to the tycoon's empire.

Journalist held in UK corruption probe

2012-04-19 15:01

A journalist from Britain's best-selling The Sun newspaper, reportedly its royal editor, has been arrested on suspicion of illegally paying public officials, police say.

Police arrest 5 in UK tabloid case

2012-01-28 13:48

British police have arrested five people on suspicion of corruption as part of an investigation into police bribery by a tabloid newspaper.

BSkyB shares hit by Murdoch deal doubts

2011-07-08 14:31

Shares in BSkyB slumped after the UK government said the closure of the News of the World newspaper would be considered in a review of Rupert Murdoch's bid for it.

MPs to debate phone-hacking scandal

2011-07-06 11:10

UK MPs will hold an emergency debate over a phone-hacking scandal at a newspaper that has prompted calls for a top Rupert Murdoch executive to stand down.

BSkyB rebuffs News Corp buyout bid

2010-06-15 15:30

Directors of British Sky Broadcasting have rebuffed a buyout offer from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that values the company at £12bn, but are willing to back a sweeter bid.


Murdoch doesn't like us: Rudd

2013-08-06 08:57

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is clear media mogul Rupert Murdoch is against the Labour government but it is for others to question whether it is for commercial reasons.

Rebekah Brooks given £7m pay-off - report

2012-10-16 10:00

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off totalling more than £7m following her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group, says a report.

Murdoch daughter urges morality in media

2012-08-24 08:00

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, has urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives.

Murdoch digital 'newspaper' cuts staff

2012-08-01 14:01

The Daily, a digital-only news publication championed by News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.

Murdoch quits boards of UK newspapers

2012-07-23 08:25

Rupert Murdoch has resigned as director of a number of companies behind British newspapers The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, a spokesperson said.

News Corporation considers two-way split

2012-06-26 12:00

Australian stock in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has jumped 2.41% after a report that the company may be split in half.

Cameron denies deals with Murdoch empire

2012-06-14 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed claims that his party made covert deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire as he faces a grilling at Britain's press ethics inquiry.

Brown: Murdoch tabloid undermined war

2012-06-11 17:43

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid of personally attacking him, failing the British people and undermining the war in Afghanistan.

Blair appears at media ethics inquiry

2012-05-28 13:00

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned by an inquiry into media ethics set up to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at News Corporation.

Ex-cop held in UK phone-hacking inquiry

2012-05-03 14:13

British detectives say they have arrested a former police special operations officer as part of an investigation into phone-hacking and bribery at Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.

Murdoch 'unfit to run global company'

2012-05-01 13:28

A British parliamentary report says Rupert Murdoch has showed "willful blindness" over phone hacking at his News of the World tabloid and is not fit to run a major company.

Murdoch: I panicked when I closed tabloid

2012-04-26 16:05

News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch says he panicked when he closed the News of the World tabloid last year.

Murdoch: I asked nothing of UK leaders

2012-04-25 15:00

Rupert Murdoch has batted away accusations that he used his vast media empire to play puppet master to a succession of British leaders.

James Murdoch: I was misled

2012-04-24 13:02

James Murdoch has defended his record at the head of his father's British scandal-tarred newspaper arm, saying he had been given assurances by subordinates "which proved to be wrong".

Sun on Sunday hits news stands

2012-02-26 15:19

Rupert Murdoch's new tabloid has made its bow, replacing the defunct News of the World with a pledge to meet high ethical standards.

Murdoch and son backtrack, will testify

2011-07-14 20:56

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son James have backed down in the face of threats of jail from British lawmakers and agreed to testify to a parliamentary committee on the phone-hacking scandal.

Scandal weighs on Murdoch stocks

2011-07-13 10:29

The Australian-listed shares of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp have dived another 3% as pressure piled on his empire from both British and US lawmakers.

Murdoch advertisers get cold feet

2011-07-06 12:16

Growing numbers of companies are reviewing their advertising policies in Britain's News of the World because of hacking allegations against it.

Internet bosses to woo world leaders

2011-05-22 14:15

The world's most powerful internet and media barons will gather in Paris in a show of strength to leaders at the G8 summit.

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