Rupert Murdoch

  • Time Warner rebuffs Fox bid, but Rupert Murdoch determined July 16, 2014

    New York: Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday that it had offered to buy Time Warner Inc, a move that would unite two of the world's most powerful media conglomerates, but Time Warner rebuffed its offer. Time Warner's stock jumped 17.3 per cent to $83.33 on the New...
  • Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks cleared of all hacking charges in UK trial June 25, 2014

    London: Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News Corp's British newspaper arm, was found not guilty on Tuesday by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. Brooks was accused of being complicit in journalists' hacking...
  • Exreporter tells court he hacked William and Kate's phones 200 times May 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted to a London court on Wednesday he had repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Princes William and Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing voicemails on the mobile phones of...
  • Princess Diana leaked royal directories to Murdoch tabloid, court hears March 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct British tabloid the News of the World told a court on Thursday the late Princess Diana had given him a directory of royal phone numbers to get back at her then husband Prince Charles. Clive Goodman said the confidential directory which contained...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner July 9, 2013

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison...
  • News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce June 13, 2013

    News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear, though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch, 82, married the former Wendi...
  • Obama leads Forbes power list, Manmohan is 19th December 6, 2012

    New York: When it comes to power, politics trumps business, according to a new Forbes ranking on Wednesday that found heads of state occupying six of the top 10 spots among the world's most powerful people, led by US President Barack Obama. The annual list selected what Forbes said were...
  • Why Rupert Murdoch's The Daily failed December 4, 2012

    Los Angeles: It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online chats about The Daily, the firstofitskind iPad newspaper that is being shut down this...
  • Leveson report: David Cameron rejects press law November 30, 2012

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press on Thursday, risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers. Opposing an independent regulator enshrined in law will delight the...
  • Rupert Murdoch's 'Jewish press' tweet sparks row November 20, 2012

    New York: Media magnate Rupert Murdoch stirred an online row with a tweet complaining about the "Jewish owned" press and apologised again in a bid to calm the furore. Murdoch, whose News Corporation empire includes Fox television, BSkyB, The Wall Street Journal, the London Times and HarperCollins publishers wrote on...
  • Rupert Murdoch gleeful at BBC debacle in Britain November 13, 2012

    London: Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chief whose rival British newspapers have been caught up in their own lengthy, embarrassing and expensive phonehacking scandal. But the troubles for both media organizations highlight that the news industry in...
  • Give Prince Harry a break over nude photo: Murdoch August 27, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch said Britain's Prince Harry should be given a break, days after his Sun tabloid added to the 27yearold's embarrassment by printing pictures of him cavorting naked in Las Vegas, in defiance of appeals from Royal lawyers. "Prince Harry. Give him a break. He may be on the public...
  • Phone hacking: Aides of Murdoch, Cameron charged July 24, 2012

    London: Key former aides of media baron Rupert Murdoch and Prime Minister David Cameron were on Tuesday charged with criminal conspiracy to hack into phones of individuals and other charges, taking the yearlong phonehacking row to a new level. Rebekah Brooks, Murdoch's highprofile former aide and editor of the News of...
  • UK phonehacking: more newspapers under probe July 23, 2012

    London: Besides media baron Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World, British papers Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Star on Sunday, have come under the scanner of the Scotland Yard for alleged payments made to prison guards for stories. Appearing before the Leveson Inquiry into ethics, culture...
  • Rupert Murdoch quits boards of British papers July 22, 2012

    London: News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a string of boards overseeing the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers in Britain, the company said in an internal memo on Saturday. The company described the news as a "corporate housecleaning exercise" linked to the announcement in June that News Corp...
  • News Corp approves Murdoch plan to split company June 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Thursday that its board has approved a plan to split into two companies, one containing struggling newspaper and book publishing businesses and the other comprising fastergrowing entertainment operations. Murdoch will serve as chairman of both new companies and CEO of the entertainment company....
  • Russell Crowe to play Rupert Murdoch? June 27, 2012

    London: Actor Russell Crowe is reportedly in line to portray media tycoon Rupert Murdoch in a new film. The Gladiator star is tipped to take on the role of the media mogul in a movie based on Good Times, Bad Times, the memoirs of former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans,...
  • Rupert Murdoch's News Corp may be split into two June 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is preparing to spin off its newspaper business into a separate company, an acknowledgement that the printed page that gave rise to a media empire will never again be central to its future. Murdoch's plan to split his company represents a break from the past....
  • 500 hacking claims possible: News Corp lawyer June 2, 2012

    London: A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group says the company could face 500 lawsuits from victims of tabloid phone hacking far more than have so far been filed. Michael Silverleaf told a court hearing on Friday that "we are dealing with 500 claims, potentially" from people who say...
  • Had professional ties with Murdoch as PM: Tony Blair May 29, 2012

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his ties with media baron Rupert Murdoch at the phonehacking inquiry. ...
  • UK: Tony Blair heckled at phonehacking inquiry May 29, 2012

    London: British leaders are forced to court powerful press barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage media attacks which render them unable to govern effectively, former Prime Minister Tony Blair told an inquiry on Monday. Interrupted by a heckler who accused him of being a war criminal for supporting...
  • Phone hacking scandal: Tony Blair to be questioned May 28, 2012

    London: Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favorable coverage during his decadelong tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron after Murdoch's now defunct News of the...
  • UK phonehacking case: Rebekah Brooks, husband charged May 15, 2012

    Brooks has in the past few days been questioned by the Leveson inquiry into media standards and ethics....
  • Cameron messaged me 'lots of love', says Brooks May 12, 2012

    London: Known for using the internet and new media, British Prime Minister David Cameron somehow believed that 'LOL' meant 'Lots of Love' when sending texts to exeditor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks, until she enlightened him that it actually meant 'Laugh Out Loud'. Brooks, 43, who was arrested...
  • Our business will emerge stronger: Murdoch May 2, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch has reportedly told staffers at his UK newspapers that his business can emerge "better and stronger" following the phonehacking scandal, even as a panel of British MPs on Monday branded the news baron "unfit" to run his global media empire. In his email shot to his employees in...
  • Murdoch unfit to lead the company: UK lawmakers May 1, 2012

    London: An influential group of British lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead his global media empire, in a scathing report that says his company misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking at one of its tabloids. Parliament's crossparty Culture, Media and Sport committee said on Tuesday that News...
  • There was no deal with Murdoch: David Cameron April 30, 2012

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has denied allegations of striking a deal with media baron Rupert Murdoch or his son in return for favourable coverage before his government came to power in 2010. The ties between Cameron's government and Murdoch's News Corp are under scrutiny after an inquiry into media...
  • No deal with Murdoch, insists Cameron April 29, 2012

    London: A defensive David Cameron on Sunday insisted that he had struck "no grand deal" with media baron Rupert Murdoch over the BSkyB takeover bid following last week's revelation of a string of emails exchanged between the office of Culture secretary and News International. Speaking on the widely watched Andrew Marr...
  • Murdoch blames rogue tabloid for phonehacking April 27, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch called his News of the World tabloid an "aberration" on Thursday, accusing journalists of hiding phonehacking from himself, his son James and his protegee Rebekah Brooks, and said he wished he had shut it down sooner. "The News of the World, to be quite honest, was an aberration,...
  • Never asked a UK PM for anything: Murdoch April 25, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch batted away accusations on Wednesday that he used his vast media empire to play puppet master to a succession of British leaders, electrifying a media inquiry that has shaken faith in Prime Minister David Cameron's government. The 81yearold media mogul's appearance is the high point in an inquiry...