Stories tagged: Rupert Murdoch
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution
Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe’s Sky
Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all. Sky said Friday that Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Rupert Murdoch reaps $34 million in compensation
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch might be getting out of the office more, but he continues to pull down handsome compensation.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Two Fox News executives named co-presidents, will report to Murdoch
Veteran Fox executives Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine will become the new co-presidents of Fox News Channel.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 8:22 a.m.
Rupert Murdoch apologizes for `real black President’ tweet
The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a …
Fri., April 12, 2013
Senator asks Fox not to broadcast NRA-sponsored race
A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking the Fox network not to broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the …
Thu., April 26, 2012, 6:12 a.m.
Murdoch ‘panicked’ when he shut down tabloid
LONDON — News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch said today that he panicked when he closed the News of the World tabloid last year, one of a series of revealing exchanges …
Tue., July 19, 2011, 8:47 a.m.
Murdoch ‘ashamed’ of hacking; denies responsibility
Rupert Murdoch sparred Tuesday with a committee of lawmakers over the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked his global empire, reeling from tough questioning before recovering his composure and rebuffing his …
Mon., July 18, 2011, 1:12 p.m.
Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead
Police say Sean Hoare, the whistleblower reporter who alleged widespread hacking at the News of the World, has been found dead.
Mon., July 18, 2011
Hacking scandal claims two more
LONDON – An intensifying voicemail hacking and police bribery scandal cut closer than ever to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard on Sunday with the arrest of the media magnate’s former …
Sun., July 17, 2011
British tabloids feeling the heat
LONDON – What others might call lying, Paul McMullan calls a brilliant maneuver. Looking for the goods on a philandering actor, the tabloid reporter hired a private investigator to make …
Sat., July 16, 2011
Top execs exit amid hacking scandal
LONDON – The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal claimed two high-ranking executives running the company’s U.S. and British operations as Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch tried to stem the fallout from a …
Fri., July 15, 2011, 3:01 p.m.
Wall Street Journal publisher resigns
Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of the Wall Street Journal’s publisher and the chief of his British operations on Friday as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating …
Fri., July 15, 2011
Murdoch wiretap woes now domestic
WASHINGTON – The phone hacking scandal that has ignited a political firestorm in Britain jumped the Atlantic on Thursday as the FBI opened an investigation into whether British reporters tried …
Thu., July 14, 2011, 12:06 p.m.
FBI probing News Corp. 9/11 phone link
The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said …
Thu., July 14, 2011
News Corp. ditches bid for BSkyB
LONDON – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s latest effort at damage control, abruptly shelving his bid to take over Britain’s biggest satellite broadcaster, shows no sign of turning back the rising …
Wed., July 13, 2011, 7:55 a.m.
Murdoch drops bid for British Sky Broadcasting
In a stunning retreat, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire dropped its bid today to take over full control of British Sky Broadcasting amid a political and legal firestorm over …
Tue., July 12, 2011
Brit media scandal widens
LONDON – Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged Monday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privacy violations that included accessing former Prime …
Mon., July 11, 2011
Murdoch flies to UK as Britons fume
LONDON – Rupert Murdoch touched down in London on Sunday to take charge of his media empire’s phone-hacking crisis as his best-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, published …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Murdoch tabloid not old news yet
LONDON – Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front-page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the media establishment here reeling …
Sat., July 9, 2011
Ex-aide to Cameron arrested
LONDON – The British are no strangers to scandals involving their politicians, their police and their press. But after a series of recent troubles that had already eroded public confidence …
Fri., July 8, 2011, 8:55 a.m.
Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal
Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested today in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and …
Fri., July 8, 2011
Tabloid shut down in midst of scandal
LONDON – Facing a tide of outrage over rampant phone-hacking, Rupert Murdoch jettisoned the notorious News of the World tabloid in an effort to protect his media empire, but the …
Thu., July 7, 2011
UK tabloid under fire
LONDON – Britain’s phone-hacking scandal intensified Wednesday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal …
Wed., July 6, 2011, 11:08 a.m.
UK phone hacking scandal mushrooms, inquiry sought
Britain’s phone hacking scandal reached a new intensity today as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voicemails became more clear: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. …
Wed., July 6, 2011
Hacking of slain girl’s phone shocks U.K.
LONDON – Britain’s voracious tabloids may have hit a new low: The News of the World was facing claims Tuesday that it hacked into a missing 13-year-old’s phone messages, possibly …