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Self Description

December 2001: "one of the world's largest media companies with total assets as of June 30, 2001 of approximately US $43 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$14 billion. News Corporation's diversified global operations in the United States, Canada, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America and the Pacific Basin include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite and cable broadcasting; the publication of newspapers, magazines and books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of digital broadcasting; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems; and the creation and distribution of popular on-line programming."

Third-Party Descriptions

March 2012: 'The emails, said to be from the hard drive of a former head of security at NDS, a former News Corp subsidiary, appear to show that the company paid computer hackers to work with its "operational security" unit. The cache sheds further light on commercial disputes between News Corp and pay-TV rivals that now span Australasia, Europe, and the US.'

November 2011: "Nothing that Mr. McMullan said was particularly surprising; anyone following the phone hacking scandal that engulfed News International and its parent, the News Corporation, over the summer is now more than familiar with outrageous tales of tabloid malfeasance. What was startling was that Mr. McMullan, who left his job in 2001, eagerly confessed to so much and on such a scale — no one else has done it quite this way — and that he maintained that none of it was wrong."

February 2011: "WWOR-TV is the subject of an unusual investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, which is looking into charges that the station’s owner, the News Corporation, misrepresented the station’s number of employees and amount of programming. The investigation is gaining attention in part because WWOR is a rarity: it is effectively the only big commercial station licensed to the state of New Jersey."

July 2009: "Britain was abuzz last week with reports by The Guardian newspaper that the tabloid News of the World had tapped into the phone messages of thousands of people, many of them famous, and that its owner, the News Corporation, had paid a $1.6 million settlement to a few of the people it had spied on."

March 2008: "Some companies are trying to close the gap. Walt Disney, for example, is studying how to combine data from its divisions like ESPN, Disney and ABC. The News Corporation is exploring ways to use information that MySpace members post on that site to select ads for those members when they visit other News Corporation sites."

November 2007: "The lengthy defamation complaint filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by Judith Regan creates a picture of rivalry and retaliation within the HarperCollins publishing house....A News Corporation spokeswoman said the suit was without merit."

November 2007: "The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced the details of his plan to relax the longstanding rule that had prevented a company from owning both a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same city.....The head of the News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, will have to fight for an exemption if he wants to continue to control The New York Post and two television stations — WWOR and WNYW — in the metropolitan area."

November 2006: But the shows featuring largely black casts were a revenue staple for UPN stations, many of which were owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., and the new, lowered ratings data would cripple the stations' ad revenue. Murdoch's son, Lachlan, was running the television stations at the time and vowed to discredit Nielsen and start a rival ratings service. News Corp. supported a group called Don't Count Us Out that said Nielsen did not correctly count minority viewers. Nielsen disagreed, saying it made efforts to 'overcount' minority viewers, who record Nielsen data at a lower rate than non-minority viewers.

January 2005: Media giants NBC Universal, Viacom Inc. (owner of CBS), News Corp. (Fox, New York Post) and Tribune Co. (Los Angeles Times, several other papers and television stations) said they will ask the Supreme Court to overturn the lower court's decision. But the court has been reluctant to take such cases if they are lead by an industry rather than a government agency, lawyers say.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Fox Interactive Media (FIM) Organization Mar 18, 2008
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) HarperCollins Publishers Organization May 23, 2006
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Organization Sep 3, 2011
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Intermix Media Organization Aug 1, 2006
Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Liberty Media Corporation Organization Sep 12, 2006
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) NDS Group Organization Mar 28, 2012
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) NYP Holdings Organization May 21, 2007
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) News America Incorporated Organization Nov 12, 2004
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) News International Organization Jul 7, 2011
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Times Newspapers Organization Nov 16, 2007
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Twentieth Century Fox/20th Century Fox Organization Apr 26, 2012
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Prof. Viet D. Dinh Esq. Person Apr 22, 2006
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Founded/Co-Founded by K. Rupert Murdoch Person Nov 11, 2004

Articles and Resources

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Mar 28, 2012 News Corp in fresh storm

QUOTE: The emails, said to be from the hard drive of a former head of security at NDS, a former News Corp subsidiary, appear to show that the company paid computer hackers to work with its "operational security" unit....The Australian Financial Review claimed that NDS's activities in Australia in 1999 caused millions of dollars of damage to Mr Murdoch's rivals in the country's nascent pay-TV market. The business models of Austar, Optus and Foxtel were all damaged by a wave of high-tech piracy at that time.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 29, 2011 British Inquiry Is Told Hacking Is Worthy Tool

QUOTE: After Paul McMullan, a former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had finished his jaw-droppingly brazen remarks at a judicial inquiry on Tuesday, it was hard to think of any dubious news-gathering technique he had not confessed to...

New York Times
Feb 20, 2011 New Jersey TV Station Is Accused of Failing Its Audience

QUOTE: The F.C.C.’s inquiry, announced on Thursday, was prompted by complaints from media activists who say that since the cutbacks, WWOR has overstated its coverage in filings to the F.C.C.

New York Times
Aug 26, 2009 Paying the Price for Hollywood Remakes: Bollywood Facing Copyright Lawsuits

QUOTE: American moviemakers have begun suing their counterparts in India, a sure sign that this country's booming, $2.2 billion-a-year film industry has arrived as a global player.

Washington Post
Aug 06, 2009 Is free news a thing of the past?

QUOTE: The media tycoon [Rupert Murdoch] has said his News Corp will charge online customers for news content across all its websites.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Jul 31, 2009 Voices From Above Silence a Cable TV Feud

QUOTE: The reconciliation — not acknowledged by the parties until now — showcased how a personal and commercial battle between two men [Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly] could create real consequences for their parent corporations.

New York Times
Jul 16, 2009 A Hollywood Blogger Feared by Executives

QUOTE: In the three years since she [Nikki Finke] started Deadline Hollywood Daily, a daily blog about the entertainment business, her combination of old-school skills — she is a relentless reporter — and new-media immediacy has made her a must-click look into the ragingly insecure id of Hollywood.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2009 Between Journalists and Ill-Gotten Information, a Shield of Distance

QUOTE: The scandal’s breadth is new, but many of the particulars are not. Some corners of the press have a long history of using material that may have been obtained illegally, much of it received from private investigators, including intercepted phone calls, personal financial records, even medical files....On both sides of the Atlantic, though, the law generally allows news organizations to use material provided to them by someone who may have collected it illegally.

New York Times
Jul 09, 2009 European Publishers Call on E.U. to Protect Copyright

QUOTE: Leading European newspaper and magazine publishers on Thursday called on the European Commission to strengthen copyright protection... The publishers said widespread use of their work by online news aggregators and other Web sites was undermining their efforts to develop an online business models...

New York Times
Nov 28, 2008 An Amicus Brief: Issues in the Cyberbullying Case That Affect You - Updated

QUOTE: I was trying to figure out how to explain to you all that is involved in the case of the U.S. v. Lori Drew, the cyberbullying case that so many lawyers are expressing concerns about....I don't think it's overstating it a bit to say that unless this case is overturned, it is time to get off the Internet completely, because it will have become too risky to use a computer. At a minimum, I'd feel I'd need to avoid signing up for membership at any website, particularly MySpace.
Mar 10, 2008 To Aim Ads, Web Is Keeping Closer Eye on You

QUOTE: Consumers have not complained to any great extent about data collection online. But privacy experts say that is because the collection is invisible to them...“When you start to get into the details, it’s scarier than you might suspect,” said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy rights group. “We’re recording preferences, hopes, worries and fears.”

New York Times
Nov 14, 2007 Few Friends for Proposal on Media

QUOTE: The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday announced the details of his plan to relax the longstanding rule that had prevented a company from owning both a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same city.

New York Times
Nov 14, 2007 In Complaint, a Portrait of a Company Marked by Rivalry

QUOTE: Ms. Regan says claims that she was fired last December because of an anti-Semitic remark were “completely fabricated.” The complaint alleges that she was made a scapegoat for the controversy that erupted after the publisher announced plans to release “If I Did It,” O. J. Simpson’s hypothetical confession to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman.

New York Times
Nov 07, 2007 AT&T's Piracy/Privacy Dilemma

QUOTE: It wants to incorporate antipiracy technology to protect video content and attract advertisers, but runs the risk of enraging privacy advocates and others.

Jul 25, 2007 MySpace Boots Sex Predators: The social-networking behemoth is cooperating with law enforcement officials on the lookout for sex offenders, but will the cost of doing so be steep?

QUOTE: Is MySpace unsafe? Some state law-enforcement officials certainly think so, given a July 25 report that 29,000 registered sex offenders had created profiles on the world's most popular social-networking site.

Jul 19, 2007 Dow Jones Director Is Said to Face S.E.C. Inquiry

QUOTE: Federal regulators have told a Dow Jones board member that they intend to file a civil complaint against him, in a suspected case of insider trading in company stock stemming from the takeover bid by the News Corporation...

New York Times
Jun 05, 2007 Broadcasters Win Appeal Of FCC's Profanity Ruling

QUOTE: A federal appeals court tossed out an indecency ruling against Rupert Murdoch's Fox television network yesterday and broadly questioned whether the Federal Communications Commission has the right to police the airwaves for offensive language.

Washington Post
Jun 04, 2007 Pirate-Proofing Hollywood: Video fingerprinting could remove a lot of the guesswork for moviemakers

QUOTE: Fingerprinting systems could be a crucial link in the battle to control video content on the Net.

May 19, 2007 Page Six, Staple of Gossip, Reports on Its Own Tale

QUOTE: In what some saw as a move to pre-empt the story, Page Six itself revealed each salacious accusation of Mr. Spiegelman’s, point by point. Several of the points flatly denied elements of Mr. Spiegelman’s assertions; some confirmed at least portions of them; others simply listed the allegations without denials or confirmations.

New York Times
May 09, 2007 Hong Kong Hanky Panky In Dow Jones

QUOTE: The U.S. securities watchdog filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York on Tuesday against a Hong Kong couple Tuesday for allegedly using insider information to make $8.2 million trading Dow Jones stock before the takeover bid from News Corp. was made public.


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