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  1. August 7, 2014

    Rush to print is no cause for celebration

    You would not know it, judging by the angst that dominates any discussion of the news industry, but the number of public...

  2. August 5, 2014

    US newpapers: pure opportunity

    Consider it a milder version of the “good bank/bad bank” gambit. Local US media companies are breaking up to create distinct...

  1. August 3, 2014

    Australia poised to reshape battered media sector

    Australia is planning its most radical shake-up of media ownership laws in two decades in a move that could lead to billions...

  2. August 1, 2014

    ‘Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch’, by Nick Davies

    This is the story of how a part of British national journalism, by far the most popular part, committed crimes against...

  3. July 30, 2014

    News Corp revisits news app idea

    News Corp is working on an app-based news service aimed at “millennial” readers, suggesting Rupert Murdoch’s enthusiasm for...

  4. Business Blog

    July 16, 2014

    Murdoch offers money - but not control - for Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch is not exactly putting his money where his mouth is with 21st Century Fox’s unsolicited $80bn offer for Time...

  5. July 16, 2014

    Rupert Murdoch stars as last mogul standing

    For some buyers, shedding a brand like CNN to persuade regulators you can have its parent company would feel like a painful...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    How to build an empire, the full Murdoch timeline

    Step one, inherit. Keith Rupert Murdoch, second of four children, was born in Melbourne, Australia on March 11, 1931. In...

  7. July 9, 2014

    HarperCollins looks to bypass Amazon

    HarperCollins has started selling books directly to readers in the latest move by publishers to regain ground in a market...

  8. July 1, 2014

    Coulson lawyer urges sentencing restraint for ‘man of talent’

    Andy Coulson has become “something of a lightning conductor” for the political furore over the phone-hacking scandal, his...

  9. June 27, 2014

    Week in Review, June 28

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Relief for Murdoch after phone-hacking...

  10. June 27, 2014

    Clive Palmer

    It is an hour and a half before my lunch appointment with Clive Palmer and, for the third time in as many days, his...

  11. June 25, 2014

    Murdoch empire has already regained its swagger

    Almost three years since “the most humble day” of Rupert Murdoch’s life, the News Corp chairman may feel he can return to...

  12. June 25, 2014

    Acquittal sparks talk of Rebekah Brooks’s return to Murdoch fold

    Experienced executive, unrivalled political contacts, innocent of criminal wrongdoing. The acquittal of Rebekah Brooks on...

  13. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Murdoch’s victory had a price, but he will take it

    The hacking trial verdicts, when they finally came three years after the News of the World closed, were better for Rupert...

  14. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Rupert Murdoch comes out on top despite legal bills

    Rupert Murdoch has two reasons to breathe a sigh of relief. First, his strong support for Rebekah Brooks – the most senior...

  15. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Brooks’s News Corp pay-off may have exceeded £16m

    Rebekah Brooks’s pay-off from News Corp may have exceeded £16m – substantially more than was previously reported, analysis...

  16. June 9, 2014

    Time Inc shares receive cool first day reception

    Shares of Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake magazine, received a cool reception on its...

  17. May 15, 2014

    Fox in push to create $2bn TV production group

    Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal with Apollo Global Management to create one of the world’s...

  18. May 11, 2014

    Murdoch has his way with the Harlequin temptress

    A heart-rending tale of how News Corp wooed and won Harlequin of Canada, paying $415m to bring the women’s publishing house...

  19. May 2, 2014

    Murdoch woos book publisher with $415m

    Rupert Murdoch is betting C$455m (US$415m) on romance. The media mogul’s News Corp announced on Friday a cash deal for...

  20. April 10, 2014

    Kiosked turns UK news sites into online shopping centres

    Several UK newspapers including The Telegraph and The Mirror have started to use technology on their websites that turns...

  21. March 31, 2014

    A patriarch Murdoch should have emulated

    Leonardo Del Vecchio and Rupert Murdoch have plenty in common. The chairman of Luxottica, the eyewear group, and the...

  22. March 28, 2014

    Week in Review, March 29

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Lachlan Murdoch favourite to take over empire The...

  23. March 28, 2014

    CBS $3.3bn billboard spin-off signals end of era

    CBS’s spin-off of its $3.3bn billboard business into a public company, which began trading on Friday, signals the end of an...

  24. March 26, 2014

    Murdoch brings Lachlan in from cold

    Lachlan Murdoch walked out of his day job at News Corp in 2005, frustrated after clashing with executives including Fox...

  25. March 26, 2014

    21st Century Fox: generous servings

    At many family gatherings, Dad carves the roast. Rupert Murdoch simply serves up plum executive postings to his children....

  26. Business Blog

    March 26, 2014

    The Murdoch succession: bring on the therapists

    My first reaction to the latest news of changes at the top of the Murdoch empire was: did the shrink get involved?...

  27. March 26, 2014

    Lachlan returns to Murdoch empire succession race

    Lachlan Murdoch is back in the race to succeed his father, nine years after leaving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, with a...

  28. March 3, 2014

    Rebekah Brooks says NotW shutdown considered in June 2011

    Rebekah Brooks and other executives considered “the shutdown option” of closing the News of the World newspaper in June 2011...

  29. February 23, 2014

    News media must adapt to demands of app users

    The Sun loves punning headlines such as Mad Müller – when an Islamic extremist went shopping for yoghurt – and Celebrity Big...

  30. February 21, 2014

    Discovery in talks with BSkyB over joint Channel 5 bid

    The John Malone-backed Discovery Communications is in talks with BSkyB over joining a bid for Channel 5, which is being sold...

  31. February 17, 2014

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp wins A$880m Australia tax battle

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has been paid A$882m by Australia’s tax authorities following its victory in a legal battle over...

  32. February 6, 2014

    News Corp pledges ‘fundamental’ Dow Jones review

    News Corp has promised a “fundamental review” of Dow Jones’ institutional business following the recent departure of Lex...

  33. February 5, 2014

    Debt-laden Time Inc prepares for spin-off

    Time Inc needs to start printing money. The publishing group will start life as an independent company with $1.3bn in net...

  34. January 28, 2014

    News groups face age-old problem with online upstarts

    “New times require new journalism,” said Rupert Murdoch in 2011, as he launched an iPad-only magazine, The Daily, intended...

  35. January 21, 2014

    Fenwick leaves in Dow Jones shake-up

    Lex Fenwick has left his post as chief executive of News Corp’s Dow Jones with immediate effect following a disappointing...

  36. January 9, 2014

    21st century Fox to seek to drop its Australian listing

    Rupert Murdoch has taken a step to distance his media empire from its roots in Australia after 21st century Fox said it...

  37. January 6, 2014

    Waxman seeks clarity on shake-up at Tribune newspapers

    A prominent US lawmaker is pressing Tribune to clarify its plans for its newspaper portfolio, saying the media company was...

  38. January 6, 2014

    News Corp leaves Wapping for ‘Baby Shard’ building in London

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has signed a 30-year lease to make the ‘baby Shard’ in London Bridge the headquarters of its UK...

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