In an effort to raise money for the Global Poverty Project, Rupert Murdoch thought it would be nice to auction off a few of the sought-after chairs at his lunch table. The winner of the prize would have a chance to wow the billionaire with his or her ideas, and hopefully gain favor with the Read More
Last August, News Corp. announced the launch of a publication readable only on tablets and mobile phones — a news app not linked to an existing publication, but an independent venture wholly dependent on those who own the products it’s viewable on. Company brass named Page Six legend Richard Johnson to head Read More
1185 Sixth Avenue
For News Corporation, the path to world media domination begins at home. The company has taken the 24th floor at 1185 Sixth Avenue, just down the block from its looming headquarters.
News America Inc., a marketing division of News Corp., has signed a 26,792-square-foot lease in the building Read More
Mike Lang, who left News Corp. in February after six years with the company, will step into the CEO position at Miramax, The Wrap reports. Lang has also spent time at The Walt Disney Company, which sold the film studio to Los Angeles billionaire Ron Tutor for $660 million in July. Read More
Project Alesia, Rupert Murdoch’s ambitious plan to construct a digital newsstand out of News Corp. properties, has been spiked, a source told Reuters. The service, had it endured, would have offered a subscription package that users could access on devices such as an iPad, or their cellphone. The source said News Corp. was Read More
The lead item in Page Six this morning — “Richard Johnson LA-Bound” — announced that after almost 25 years running the New York Post gossip column, Mr. Johnson is leaving to work on “new digital ventures for News Corp.” in Los Angeles.
Over the summer, Richard Beckman tried to grab Mr. Johnson Read More
More than a month after The New York Times Magazine story about phone-hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, the British press is still flushing out the details. British Channel Four talked to a former News of the World executive who said that former editor Andy Coulson had direct knowledge of all phone-hacking Read More
Agree To Disagree
Editors at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World are snorting at The New York Times Magazine‘s investigation of phone-hacking at the gossip tabloid.
The Guardian wrote through The Times‘ article today, and checked-in with News of the World managing editor Bill Akass. He said assertions made by The Times — namely that Read More
News Corp. reported Rupert Murdoch’s total compensation and take-home pay in a securities filing earlier this week. Today The Guardian boiled down some of the numbers.
For the year from June 2009 to June 2010, Mr Murdoch’s pay was the lowest it’s been since 2003. Mr. Murdoch’s salary hovered at $8.1 million Read More
The Wall Street Journal’s Shira Ovide reports that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd will lose his seat on News Corp.’s board after the meeting on October 15 .
Mr. Hurd has been a director at the company since 2008 and, according to a News Corp. securities filing, he won’t stand for re-election this Read More