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James Murdoch should take a break from News Corp

By Chris Hughes
July 12, 2011

James Murdoch should stage his own tactical retreat and resign from News Corporation.

Hapless former WSJ owners could yet sting Murdoch

July 14, 2011

Add to Rupert Murdoch's list of potential headaches a blast from the past: the Bancroft family.

Tip for the Murdochs: don’t be yourselves

By Chris Hughes
July 15, 2011

Don’t be yourselves. That’s probably the best tip for Rupert and James Murdoch as they prepare to face UK lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal engulfing the UK newspaper arm of News Corporation.

James Murdoch shouldn’t be kicked out of BSkyB

By Hugo Dixon
July 18, 2011

Some observers want to use the Murdoch clan’s troubles at News International, their UK newspapers company, to run them out of town completely. But BSkyB, the pay-television group, is a separate business.

News Corp’s UK static could yet hit U.S. airwaves

July 20, 2011

News Corp's UK static could yet hit U.S. airwaves. Rupert Murdoch's ownership of 27 Fox Broadcasting stations in America, home to hit shows like "The Simpsons" and "American Idol," could also be in jeopardy if the accusations prove true.

In all, News Corp’s papers could be worth $6 bln

July 22, 2011

News Corp’s newspaper business makes up 18 percent of group revenues, and 13 percent of operating profits, mostly in Australia. Despite Murdoch’s apparent determination to retain the UK titles, a selloff may have attractions to News Corp’s outside shareholders.

James Murdoch’s perch gets shakier by the second

By Chris Hughes
August 17, 2011

The phone hacking scandal at News Corp burst back to life on Tuesday.

James Murdoch stuck in limbo

By Chris Hughes
September 6, 2011

The challenge to James Murdoch's credibility remains serious.

Rupert Murdoch’s sham governance on full display

October 25, 2011

A majority of stockholders who don’t share the media mogul’s last name snubbed the nomination of his children, James and Lachlan, to the board.

Murdochs’ UK political friendships backfire on all

By Chris Hughes
April 24, 2012

A public probe is exposing unhealthy contact between the British government and News Corp. That creates new uncertainty over the media group’s part ownership of pay-TV firm BSkyB. And the impression that ministers were compromised has the makings of a full-blown political crisis.