Lord and his ring

July 11, 2008


Attention media reporters: Rupert Murdoch, probably the most important man on your beat, has lost his wedding ring. Last seen in the Sun Valley Lodge lobby.

Murdoch in Sun Valley: No deals

July 9, 2008

murdoch.jpgConsummate dealmaker Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp, strolled into the Sun Valley Inn for the first full day of Allen & Co’s annual mogul retreat.

Moguls roll into Sun Valley

July 9, 2008

Media moguls — well really, tycoons of all kinds — trickled into the Sun Valley Lodge on Tuesday for Allen & Co’s annual pow wow in Sun Valley. Or, in the case of Rupert Murdoch, he drove a white Toyota SR5.

Brauchli’s unfinished News Corp business

July 8, 2008

Marcus Brauchli could have looked forward to a pleasant summer vacation before digging into his new job in September as The Washington Post’s new executive editor, but instead he will punch the clock like the rest of us.

Murdoch’s big test

May 29, 2008

In what’s probably the strangest session out of any business conference we’ve ever witnessed, genomics company 23andMe decided to test the world’s most famous media mogul’s DNA through its service after a short q&a and here’s what they discovered about Rupert Murdoch:

Murdoch kills Newsday bid

May 10, 2008

murdoch-frowns.jpgWhen Rupert Murdoch said the other day that he wasn’t investing in newspapers anymore, we assumed that he was being ironic, especially as it came in the same telephone conference call with News Corp analysts and reporters in which he said that he thought his agreement to buy Newsday from Tribune Co was all but sewn up .

Murdoch: We’re not investing in newspapers!

May 8, 2008

murdoch-press.jpgFor a mogul who’s spent a lifetime snatching up newspapers across the globe — and who spent the better part of his time talking about them on Wednesday’s quarterly earnings conference call — we found it surprising that he insists he’s not spending more money on the dying print business.

WSJ passes the Pepper… and Salt

May 5, 2008

wall-street-journal.jpgLatest change at The Wall Street Journal in Year One of the Murdoch Era: Venerable editorial page cartoon “Pepper… and Salt” is moving to the leisure and arts page.

WSJ’s Heard on the Street: Shrinking?

April 26, 2008

Rupert Murdoch has earned the disdain of many Wall Street Journal staffers by saying their stories often are too long , especially some of the front-page juggernauts that take their time getting started.

WSJ Page One, now with 53 percent less Wall Street!

April 24, 2008

murdoch-chart-3.jpgMany Wall Street Journal watchers bemoan new owner Rupert Murdoch’s greater emphasis on political and general news coverage in the paper, but so far their evidence has been anecdotal.