Category Archives: management

Who leaked Susan Rice to Mike Cernovich and why?

Mike Cernovich (hereafter MC) thinks he broke a big story. The reality is that he was used. He was used for a political purpose and rewarded for it. Kellyanne Conway did not tweet her endorsement because he did such a … Continue reading

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Trump threatens US reporters to make them obedient

For I know that some human beings are like horses—the more they get what they want, the more unruly they are apt to become. The way to manage men like that is to put the fear of the bodyguard into … Continue reading

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Fox News Culture and the death of American Corporate Feminism

Roger Ailes downfall at Fox News has revealed much about the company and its culture. His downfall also shows us the gap between appearance and reality for Fox News culture and American Corporate Feminism. On the surface, the Murdochs claim … Continue reading

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Murdoch, Fox News and the digital demographic cancer

For many observers, Rupert Murdoch escaped the UK phone hacking scandal in good shape. He split his empire between television entertainment from his newspaper and publishing.[1] The split appeared to improve both companies and increased profits. Yet, a cancer was … Continue reading

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Brexit, Leave, and the failure of crisis management

In the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, the Leave campaign believed that David Cameron would keep his promise and start Article 50. Article 50 is the formal notification to the EU that the UK will leave.[1] David Cameron, who … Continue reading

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Who will turn the Spotlight on the UK media?

In the film Spotlight three stories are told. The first describes the Catholic Church in Boston covering up child sexual abuse. It compounded that cover-up with its failure to remove predatory priests from access to children. The second story is … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch’s Last Hurrah

Recently, Rupert Murdoch held a Christmas party to celebrate his return to the UK political scene.[1] Commentators noted that half of the UK Cabinet was present. For many observers the event marked a triumph for Murdoch. After the bad publicity … Continue reading

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Rebekah Brooks’s return: a poisoned chalice or a burning throne?

Some commentators view Rebekah Brooks’ return as CEO of News UK as a success.[1] She has returned from New York, where she had moved after her acquittal of phone hacking charges. In New York, she worked on digital opportunities as … Continue reading

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How an empire ends: the death throes of the Murdoch dynasty

Despite Michael Wolff’s attempt to portray Murdoch’s empire as healthy and vibrant[1], he has failed. He papers over the empire’s flaws. Instead, the empire has a structural weakness: Rupert Murdoch. The phone hacking scandal forced him to split his empire.[2] … Continue reading

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Does First Look Media know how to manage talent?

Matt Taibbi has left First Look Media after the relationship with the organisation collapsed over several months. According to The Intercept, the relationship with Taibbi broke down over several months as the organisation tried to work out its internal structures … Continue reading

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