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Rupert Murdoch

News Corp gets tepid response from investors after split

News Crop assets include the Wall Street Journal and its sister companies, as well as The Times, The Sun and newspapers in Australia and the US. Photo: AP

News Corp shares slipped when the company began trading separately from the 21st Century Fox entertainment operation, as investors gave a tepid reception to the slower-growing publishing business.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 11:44am

Free of newspapers, 21st Century Fox shines

Investors have welcomed Rupert Murdoch’s move to create a separate entertainment company. Photo: Reuters

Wall Street rewarded Rupert Murdoch’s move to create a separate entertainment company, giving 21st Century Fox one of the richest valuations in the media sector on its first day of trading.

Investors had waited for Murdoch to split News Corp, giving its cable, movie and equity stakes in pay-TV assets their own spotlight away from the publishing division.

2 Jul 2013 - 11:37am

Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye Financial Times: report

The Financial Times could be in Rupert Murdoch’s sights, according to a report in The Edge Review. Photo: AFP

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi’s state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about US$1.2 billion, a report said on Friday.

The move would see Murdoch add the respected Financial Times name as well as 50 per cent of The Economist newspaper to his vast empire, which already includes the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

28 Jun 2013 - 2:59pm

News Corp, Murdoch open new post-breakup chapter

Rupert Murdoch has split his empire into two arms, with one focusing on entertainment, and the other specialising in newspapers and publishing. Photo: Reuters

A new chapter opens on Friday for Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp with the split of the media-entertainment conglomerate as the 82-year-old coincidentally goes through a marriage breakup.

28 Jun 2013 - 12:43pm

Wendi Deng called 'evil' and 'admirable' on China's Weibo after Murdoch divorce news

Many microbloggers said Wendi Deng married Rupert Murdoch for money. Photo: Reuters

The highly publicised divorce between News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, has divided the online community, especially after a BBC correspondent familiar with the matter revealed on Twitter that

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng

I think he genuinely loved her. Everyone is wondering what went wrong

Biographer Michael Wolff on Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng


Clearly, we're going to make a thorough scrub of what his China connections are

US Congressman Mike Rogers on Edward Snowden


15 Jun 2013 - 1:53am 1 comment

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife No 3 Wendi Deng

The Murdochs at a Hollywood function in 2011. Photo: EPA

Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of US-based media group News Corporation and a former owner of the South China Morning Post, has filed for divorce from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, 16 years after they famously met in Hong Kong.

A News Corp spokesman confirmed last night that Murdoch, 82, had initiated the divorce proceedings, but gave no further details.

14 Jun 2013 - 6:55pm

Book review: Murdoch's Politics, by David McKnight

Book review: Murdoch's Politics, by David McKnight

How politically important is Rupert Murdoch? After more than half a century of his manoeuvrings, carefully and tellingly itemised in this book, it may seem naive even to ask the question.

2 Jun 2013 - 5:19pm

Murdoch aims to defy naysayers with new News Corp

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says News Corp’s publishing portfolio is “undervalued and underdeveloped”. Photo: Reuters

Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Wall Street on Tuesday that there is still money to be made in newspapers, reminding investors that he had defied sceptics over the past 60 years to build one of the world’s biggest media empires.

29 May 2013 - 1:53pm

Plan by Britain's David Cameron to regulate media rejected by publishers

A man carries newspapers featuring the Boston marathon blasts in central London. Photo: AP

Newspaper publishers including major players like Rupert Murdoch's News International yesterday rejected the British government's proposals for curbing media abuses, saying the plans would give politicians "an unacceptable degree of interference" in press freedom.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Fox threatens to become cable channel amid Aereo dispute

News Corp’s chief operating officer, Chase Carey, says Fox may become a subscription service to protect its content. Photo: Reuters

Broadcast TV network Fox could become a subscription service that customers would have to pay for if the courts are not able to protect Fox’s business from the startup Aereo, News Corp chief operating officer Chase Carey said.

9 Apr 2013 - 11:57am

Who said it?

Steven Ng

It was their responsibility to look after the prisoners. Now they have to wear the same clothes

ICAC graft-buster Steven Ng on catching two corrupt prison officers


I think the way that they're talking about the 457 is pretty disgraceful and racist

Tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Australia's crackdown on killed immigrant visas


3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

China jails 20 on terrorism charges and the debate about the Chinese Dream continues

A Uighur from Xinjiang on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on March 3, 2013. (Photo: AFP)

SecurityBeijing News* New regulations for military personal on treason enter into force on Thursday, narrowly redefining state secrets, defections and adding the sale of military real estate.Reuters

28 Mar 2013 - 7:07am

Policeman jailed for selling stories to British tabloid The Sun

Former police officer Alan Tierney appears at the Old Bailey in London. Photo: AFP

A former policeman and a prison officer were jailed yesterday for selling information to Britain's top-selling newspaper The Sun. Ex-constable Alan Tierney and Richard Trunkfield, who worked at a high security prison, were jailed for 10 months and 16 months respectively by a judge at England's Old Bailey central criminal court in London.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:30am

Australia PM signals changes to media reforms after outrage

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Photo: EPA

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday opened the way for “sensible” changes to proposed press reforms, after outraged media proprietors attacked them as “draconian” and “bad law”.

The reforms, which will include a new public interest test for major mergers and stronger self-regulation requirements for the print media, arose from Britain’s phone-hacking scandal.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:50pm