Posts Tagged: rupert murdoch

Ruminating on Murdoch’s Influence

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This is a comprehensive roundup on the ways in which Rupert Murdoch’s handling of his media empire has impacted your life—via journalism, via politics, via the relationship of the public and the press. The phone-hacking scandal has prompted revelations about the media and its powers and responsibilities. With the perpetual unfolding and updates from the […]

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British Hacking Scandal Roundup

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Perhaps the most surprising thing about the British phone hacking scandal is the lack of coverage in the US press. Among the US newspapers, the NY Times is the only one I can find which has done significant reporting on the story, though the best work on the story comes from (no surprise) the Guardian. […]

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Phone Hacking and Its Here, There and Everywhere Influences

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News International’s phone hacking scandal has regenerated all over the web as the scandal continues to unfold, tracing back the hacking and subsequent bribery that’s been happening for years–more and more articles appear detailing the latest happenings in Parliament. With the shutdown of The News of the World and News Corporation’s imploding BSkyB deal, both […]

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Breaking Laws to Break the Story

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Rupert Murdoch‘s U.K. tabloid News of the World, and its parent company News Group Newspapers (also owned by Murdoch), are under scrutiny after The Guardian reported that the group paid 1 million pounds (1.6 million dollars) in out-of-court settlements to “settle legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of [Murdoch’s] journalists’ repeated involvement in the […]

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Carr on Wolff

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In the Sunday Book Review David Carr does a feature review of Michael Wolff’s biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns The News. Carr mostly trashes the book, pointing out that Wolff is sloppy, was never a great journalist, and that despite hours of interviews

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