Bancroft: WSJ editorial integrity group a ‘fantasy’

April 23, 2008

Although Marcus Brauchli’s decision to resign as the top editor at The Wall Street Journal — announced on Tuesday — did not require the approval of the paper’s editorial integrity committee, they will step in when it’s time to hire the next one. 

Yahoo: No surprises there

April 23, 2008

jerry-1.jpgWe weren’t expecting huge surprises during Yahoo’s earnings conference call, but CEO Jerry Yang was spectacularly vague about the Internet company’s plans vis-a-vis Microsoft or any other potential tie-ups — with Google, Time Warner’s AOL or News Corp — that Yahoo has been working on.

Good things come in threes for Murdoch

April 22, 2008

murdochfist1.jpgNews Corp’s Rupert Murdoch dominated headlines again on Tuesday as not one, but at least three news items rippled across the media world.

UPDATED-Might Bloomberg buy the New York Times?

April 21, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI speaks to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Ground Zero in New York,UPDATE – Bloomberg told a press conference on Monday that he is not entering the newspaper business, saying:

Trouble in FIM-land

April 4, 2008

myspace.jpgNews Corp jewel Fox Interactive Media (a.k.a the catchy “FIM”) made a late-night admission that its revenue might fall short of a $1 billion target for the current fiscal year.

Murdoch’s ‘battering ram’

March 31, 2008

murdoch-soccer-ball.jpgRupert Murdoch made his name dominating global entertainment and media by paying big for what he calls the battering ram — exclusive rights to air sports programming in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Media’s in the blood in Murdoch household

March 24, 2008

shine-ltd-logo.JPGWhatever it is that drives Rupert Murdoch’s offspring out of the businesses he owns may also bring them back.