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One Notable Thing About Murdoch's 'Retirement'
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One Notable Thing About Murdoch's 'Retirement'

He never actually uses the word, points out media writer Jack Shafer, and it matters

(Newser) - In assessing the surprise news that Rupert Murdoch is giving up the reins at his media empire, Jack Shafer of Politico can't help but notice that Murdoch never actually uses the word "retirement" in his statement . In fact, the 92-year-old makes clear that he will continue to have...

One of the Most 'Influential and Controversial Tycoons'

Rupert Murdoch at 92 will let son Lachlan lead Fox News and News Corp.

(Newser) - The man described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the world's most influential and controversial tycoons" is stepping back from his media career in a big way. At the age of 92, Rupert Murdoch is turning over leadership of Fox News and News Corp. to son...

Rupert Murdoch Retiring as Chair of Fox, News Corp.

Son Lachlan will take over as chairman of both

(Newser) - Media titan Rupert Murdoch is stepping down from his leadership roles at Fox News and News Corp, the New York Times reports. The 92-year-old will put son Lachlan in charge of his news empire and assume the title of "chairman emeritus," he wrote in a letter to colleagues,...

Judge Gives Hugh Grant Green Light on Sun Suit

Actor can proceed with complaint against parent company NGN on alleged snooping

(Newser) - Hugh Grant got some good news and some bad news this week on his complaint against the publisher of the the Sun. First, the good news: A London court on Friday determined that the 62-year-old actor can proceed with his lawsuit against the UK tabloid's parent company, News Group...

News Site Says It's Being 'Intimidated' by Murdoch Son

'Crikey' says Lachlan Murdoch has threatened legal action over Jan. 6 article

(Newser) - Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch is more litigious than his father, Rupert Murdoch, and an Australian news site is his latest target, according to the Sydney Morning Herald . Sources tell the Herald that Murdoch has been threatening Crikey with legal action over a June article that accused the Murdochs of...

Rupert Murdoch Speaks His Mind on Trump

Says former president should stop focusing on the past

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch doesn't often speak poorly—or, for that matter, at all—about former President Trump, but the News Corp founder let his opinion be known at the annual meeting of company stockholders Wednesday. Speaking of "the current American political debate," he said, "It is crucial...

Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'
Piers Morgan:
'I'm Going Home'

Piers Morgan: 'I'm Going Home'

He's joining News Corp., will host new weeknight show on Fox Nation

(Newser) - Piers Morgan has found a new job following his explosive departure from Good Morning Britain. The political pundit is joining News Corp. and Fox News Media in a partnership that will see him host a new weeknight show to air in the US, UK, and Australia in 2022. He'll...

Australians Blocked From Sharing News on Facebook

While Google strikes a deal

(Newser) - Google is striking deals in Australia to pay for journalism but Facebook is vowing to restrict news sharing as Australian lawmakers consider forcing digital giants into payment agreements, reports the AP . Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced a wide-ranging deal with Google Wednesday; major Australian media organization Seven West Media...

Murdoch Puts Cancel Culture on Blast

News Corp chairman rails against censorship in rare public remarks

(Newser) - Freedom of speech is being suppressed by "awful woke orthodoxy," according to the head of the conservative publishing empire that includes Fox News. News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch spoke against "cancel culture" and a "wave of censorship" in rare public remarks Saturday as he accepted...

James Murdoch Quits the Family Business

James Murdoch writes a terse resignation letter

(Newser) - Well that's it—James Murdoch is officially out of the family business. The youngest son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch wrote a terse letter Friday quitting the board of directors at News Corp, a conservative publishing empire that owns dozens of newspapers. "I hereby tender my resignation,"...

Australian Newspapers Publish Redacted Front Pages

Move is part of campaign against government secrecy

(Newser) - Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses first banded together to fight for press freedom in June after police raided the Canberra home of a News Corp. journalist...

They Could Have Paid Rush $35K. Now He's Getting $1.9M

It's the largest amount awarded to an individual in Australia

(Newser) - Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case last month against an Australian newspaper and journalist, and he just found out how much he'll get for it: $1.9 million. CNN reports $1.35 million of that was handed down Thursday to the 67-year-old Aussie actor by Justice Michael Wigney to...

Roger Ailes Resigning, Says 21st Century Fox
 Roger Ailes Resigns 
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Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News

It's official

(Newser) - It's official: Fox News reports that Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of the network, effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will become acting CEO, and will also assume Ailes' former role as chairman of Fox News and Fox Business Network. "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable...

Roger Ailes Says Fox Is 'Finished with Rubio'
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Fox News 'Finished With Rubio'

'New York' says Roger Ailes and network have lost faith

(Newser) - "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." That's what Fox CEO Roger Ailes recently told a host at the network he leads, or so reports Gabriel Sherman for New York . Until now, according to Sherman, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from Fox, including softball interviews, "...

US Drops News Corp Phone-Hacking Inquiry

Feds were investigating possible bribes by journalists

(Newser) - In the UK, the inquiry centered on News Corp's phone hacking has resulted in prosecutions—but in the US, it looks like Rupert Murdoch's company is off the hook. The US has announced that it won't prosecute News Corp, the BBC reports. Federal investigators had eyed News...

Man Commits Suicide Outside News Corp Building

Phillip Perea worked for Fox station in Austin, Texas

(Newser) - A former employee of a Fox station in Austin, Texas, committed suicide around 9am this morning outside of Manhattan's News Corp building—home to Fox News, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been identified as 41-year-old Phillip Perea of Irving. The Journal reports by...

Clooney Flick Takes on UK Phone Hacking

Actor will direct adaptation of Nick Davies' 'Hack Attack'

(Newser) - George Clooney will put his stamp on the British phone-hacking scandal, directing an adaptation of Nick Davies' book Hack Attack for Sony. The book is the result of six years of investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and News of the World, and the flick "has all the...

Rupert Keeps Fox; Wendi Gets Apartment
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 Wendi Gets Apartment 
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Rupert Keeps Fox; Wendi Gets Apartment

Murdoch divorce said to be almost finalized

(Newser) - As the Murdoch divorce approaches finalization, settlement details are emerging: Don't expect any changes to 21st Century Fox or News Corp, the Los Angeles Times reports. Rupert will keep both properties, as well as his Beverly Hills home and newly-acquired Moraga Vineyards, though New York will remain his primary...

Murdoch Honchos' Trial Begins in Britain

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson face phone hacking charges

(Newser) - Today marks the beginning of a phone-hacking trial centered on two former bosses at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp: Rebekah Brooks, once head of News International, and Andy Coulson, former editor of the now-shuttered News of the World. Brooks is accused of hacking mobile phone messages, paying off public officials,...

Rupert Murdoch Divorcing Wife
 Rupert Murdoch Divorcing Wife 

Rupert Murdoch Divorcing Wife

News Corp chief splits with Wendi Deng

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch might be in the market for a bodyguard. The 82-year-old News Corp chairman has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, reports . (Deng, 38 years his junior, once famously came to her husband's rescue against a pie-thrower.) The "relationship...

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