The Great Debate UK

from Reuters Investigates:

The end of an era for British tabloids?

July 7, 2011

No sooner had our special report today on British tabloids hit the wire than Rupert Murdoch's News Corp shocked everybody by announcing it would close down the 168-year-old News of the World.

from Breakingviews:

Can Murdoch make Chipmunks out of Na’vi?

January 6, 2010

Rolfe Winkler2.jpgAvatar’s $1 billion in ticket sales may garner all the headlines for News Corp’s Fox, which released the sci-fi spectacle. But the studio’s other holiday film, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”, may be more valuable to shareholders in Rupert Murdoch’s media group over the long run.

Should major sporting events be reserved for free-to-air TV?

November 13, 2009

Steven Barnett-Steven Barnett is professor of communications at the University of Westminster and has written extensively about the Sky deal and cricket for the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate:

The lucrative business of Obama-bashing

By Bernd Debusmann
October 22, 2009

Bernd Debusmann-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

British broadcasting deserves better than Murdoch attack

September 2, 2009

barnett- Steven Barnett is professor of communications at the University of Westminster, and a writer and commentator on broadcasting issues. He is finishing writing a book “Just Wires and Lights? The Rise and Fall of Television Journalism” that will published by Sage in 2010. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

Pay a small toll to read this news story

By Eric Auchard
May 12, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

There is nothing like the threat of a hanging to concentrate the mind.

The newspaper industry is in a collective panic over its future. The debate centers on the thorny issue of how publishers might find some way, any way, to make online readers to pay for what they read.