Stories tagged with News Corp.

Ayotte joins News Corp. board

By Muckety   |   April 3, 2017 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

Not that corporate board seats are ever political appointments, but Kelly Ayotte, former Republican senator from New Hampshire, has been named a director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Father-and-son media dynasties

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 31, 2014 at 10:10am   |   0 Comments

The recently announced succession of Murdoch boys at News Corp. prompts New York Times writer David Carr to note the dominance of father-son relationships at the top of many media companies.

Former News Corp. exec charged in phone hacking case

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 15, 2012 at 5:16am   |   0 Comments

Rebekah Brooks, former Rupert Murdoch confidant and editor of the News of the World, is being charged with trying to obstruct an investigation into the News Corp. phone hacking scandals.

Corzine strikes a Murdoch pose

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2011 at 10:05am   |   0 Comments

We couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Jon Corzine’s prepared statement to the House Agriculture Committee and Rupert Murdoch’s testimony to a Parliamentary committee in July.

Comparing the boards of Penn State and News Corp.

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 10, 2011 at 1:22pm   |   0 Comments

Penn State trustees understand the value of the football program to the overall budget of Penn State, just as News Corp. directors appreciate the money-making prowess of Rupert Murdoch.

James Murdoch’s problems could touch more than one company

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 9, 2011 at 8:03am   |   0 Comments

The ongoing questioning of James Murdoch, scheduled to resume Thursday at Westminster, is a potential embarrassment to more than News Corp.

Jim Breyer joins tangled web of News Corp.

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 30, 2011 at 2:17pm   |   0 Comments

You have to wonder why anyone would want to join the News Corp. board.

News Corp. settles with family of murdered girl

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 20, 2011 at 11:19am   |   0 Comments

News Corp. got off easy in its settlement with the family of slain teenager Miller Dowler.

Tony Blair godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 6, 2011 at 9:34am   |   0 Comments

We’re not sure who suffers most from the news that Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter.

Murdochs awarded millions in company bonuses

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 2, 2011 at 2:50pm   |   1 Comments

The people who run News Corp. - that would be the Murdochs - evidently believe that the Murdochs are doing a heck of a job.

New business clients for former attorney general

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 31, 2011 at 9:36am   |   0 Comments

Once America’s top prosecutor, Michael Mukasey is now a top corporate defender.

Elisabeth Murdoch made $214M on sale to father’s company

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 17, 2011 at 7:24am   |   0 Comments

The timing might have been better.

News Corp. director old chum of U.S. attorney investigating the company

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 11, 2011 at 6:23am   |   0 Comments

Connections of the News Corp. board grow ever more entangled.

Piers Morgan tries to deflect tabloid taint

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 1, 2011 at 12:06pm   |   0 Comments

Piers Morgan’s past as a British tabloid editor is catching up with him.

Sigmund Freud and the super-ego named Murdoch

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 21, 2011 at 8:06am   |   0 Comments

For those who see Freudian themes in every family drama, here’s proof.

Murdochs testify before Parliament

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 19, 2011 at 12:45pm   |   0 Comments

As his son began testifying Tuesday before a Parliamentary committee investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch interrupted.

News Corp.’s PR firm has also represented Chiquita

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2011 at 2:13pm   |   0 Comments

There’s some irony in the News Corp.’s hiring of Edelman to handle PR in the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Deja vu for News Corp. director Tom Perkins

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 12, 2011 at 5:10pm   |   0 Comments

Tom Perkins has seen it before.

Phone hacking victims list continues to grow

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 6, 2011 at 10:28am   |   0 Comments

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has touched so many celebs that we can’t begin to trace them all.

Owen Van Natta’s comeback

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 4, 2011 at 10:11am   |   0 Comments

Here’s hoping that everyone has a Fourth of July at least half as happy as the one Owen Van Natta must be having.

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