On Wednesday afternoon in the News Corporation building on Avenue of the Americas in midtown, John Legend walked quickly out of the glass doors of the sixth-floor elevator bank and into a small video studio across the hall. Two “On Air” signs were lighted up in the hallway. A man almost twice Mr. Legend’s size Read More
The Post reports that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is interested in buying the Texas Rangers. The theory goes that News Corp — which owned the Dodgers for one rather unforgettable seven year run from 1998 to 2004 — would like to offset the broadcasting fees it pays the Rangers to air their games on television (they Read More
Figuring out the future of journalism makes strange bedfellows. Rupert Murdoch, meet your new business partner, James Ottaway, Jr.!
To wit: Executives at the News Corporation announced today that they have purchased a minority share of Journalism Online. Two of the other, significant investors in Journalism Online, Paid Content reported today, are Read More
Paying for content is the way of the future, according to Rupert Murdoch, and it doesn’t matter if that content is online instead of on paper.
“We’re in the news business, not the dead tree business,” he said today in a speech at an FTC workshop.
Murdoch would like you to pay for Read More
Former New York Post editor Sandra Guzman has sued both the paper and News Corp, alleging that she “was terminated on September 29 in retaliation for complaints about allegedly pervasive racism and sexism at the newspaper,” according to Reuters.
The 38-page complaint, available at The Huffington Post, catalogues a Read More
“This content hub will be the most powerful generator of news and information anywhere in the world,” said Robert Thomson, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.
He was speaking from his offices in the World Financial Center on Liberty Street, for the past 24 years the home of The Journal. But he Read More
Standing on the stage at Webster Hall in front of a standing-room only crowd on March 24, Avner Ronen, the founder of Boxee, announced some big news: Hulu is back. Mr. Ronen, dressed in his Boxee shirt, beer in hand, released a new “alpha” version of Boxee, the open-source software that is Read More
It’s not the first time Rupert Murdoch has come knocking at the doors of The Brooklyn Paper, the Brooklyn newspaper chain that covers Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint.
But it is the first time the independent news outfit’s founder and owner of 31 years, Ed Weintrob, felt inclined to listen.
As we Read More
The Observer has learned that the 31-year-old independent newspaper, The Brooklyn Paper, has been purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
The Brooklyn Paper‘s editor (and onetime Observer profile subject) Gersh Kuntzman and its publisher Celia Weintrob confirmed the news.
“We’re very excited,” said Mr. Kuntzman in an interview.
He said that he has not yet Read More
Earlier this morning, Media Mob spoke to Newser.com founder Michael Wolff, whose recently published Rupert Murdoch biography took a beating today at the hands of an angry Judith Regan in the New York Daily News. Mr. Wolff wondered aloud why after more than a year of refusing to talk to press, Ms. Regan Read More