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Murdoch empire’s global chief Robert Thomson to front questions at Australian Senate inquiry
New York-based boss of News Corp set to be asked about private meeting with Scott Morrison and company’s new campaign for climate action

Amanda Meade

14, Oct, 2021 @4:56 AM

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Daily Mail owner given extension on £810m bid to take company private
Lord Rothermere now has until 28 October to make offer, as negotiations continue with pension trustees

Mark Sweney

30, Sep, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Flash in the pan or money-spinner? Murdoch pins hopes on news streaming service | The Weekly Beast
Foxtel cannibalisation continues with News Corp adding news service Flash to streaming apps Binge and Kayo. Plus: newshounds or booze hounds?

Amanda Meade

24, Sep, 2021 @3:27 AM

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Rupert Murdoch’s launch of talkTV is about opportunism as much as ideology | Emily Bell
Piers Morgan will be presenting a nightly talkshow in this new venture aimed at outflanking the ailing GB News, says Emily Bell of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Emily Bell

19, Sep, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Sky News Australia rolls out the red carpet for Piers Morgan, who vows to take on ‘woke world’ | The Weekly Beast
Another conservative loudmouth comes to town. Plus: a Sunrise interview with Meghan Markle’s father falls flat

Amanda Meade

17, Sep, 2021 @2:36 AM

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How the Australian and the IPA’s attack on the ABC went horribly wrong | The Weekly Beast
A report into how many times the ABC mentioned News Corp or Murdoch had some embarrassing flaws. Plus: campaign to release Myanmar fixer

Amanda Meade

10, Sep, 2021 @2:44 AM

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Sky News Australia denies broadcasting Covid misinformation, saying YouTube is ‘totalitarian’
CEO Paul Whittaker also tells media diversity inquiry Sky News Australia does not deny climate change, and accepts it is happening

Amanda Meade

07, Sep, 2021 @3:14 AM

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Executive decision: Lachlan Murdoch turns back on media inquiry to reopen Fox News | The Weekly Beast
News Corp co-chairman declines Senate communications committee invitation. Plus: Daily Telegraph names and shames ‘index case’

Amanda Meade

03, Sep, 2021 @3:21 AM

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Lachlan Murdoch asked to appear at parliamentary inquiry into YouTube’s suspension of Sky News Australia
Hearing to examine temporary ban for breaching Covid misinformation policies with chair hoping to grill Murdoch on ‘standards of journalism and accurate reporting’

Amanda Meade

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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News Corp fires back over press council ruling criticising Kamala Harris cartoon | The Weekly Beast
Johannes Leak cartoon caused ‘substantial offence and prejudice’. Plus: the mystery of the missing Sky News videos

Amanda Meade

20, Aug, 2021 @3:16 AM

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Rothermere agrees deadline extension to take Daily Mail owner private
Takeover Panel consents to delay in order to allow DMGT time to satisfy a number of preconditions

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

10, Aug, 2021 @8:10 AM

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News Corp recovers from horror year with $445m profit
News Corp says confidential content deals with Google and Facebook will significantly boost revenue

Ben Butler

06, Aug, 2021 @12:04 AM

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