Tag Archives: News Corporation

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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Without trust what is a newspaper?

Even though News Corp has survived the hacking scandals, a deeper cancer has emerged. How it deals with this cancer will determine whether it can succeed without Rupert Murdoch. He forged his empire based on an implicit contract with his … Continue reading

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The Murdoch Game of Thrones begins. Rebekah Brooks negotiates a return to News Corp

Rebekah Brooks appears to be negotiating a return to News Corp.[1]  She survived the phone hacking trial and displayed an unwavering loyalty to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. We can see why Rupert Murdoch said that she was his number … Continue reading

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