Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Follow Friday: Immigration at the Supreme Court, News Corp Inquiry, John Edwards Trial, Walmart Bribery
Friday, April 27, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Arizona v. U.S., the case that will determine the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, known as SB 1070. James and Rupert Murdoch both testified before a British inquiry into media ethics, our partner The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into Walmart's practices in Mexico, and the campaign finance case against former Senator John Edwards began in North Carolina. Farai Chideya, journalist and Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and Paddy O’Connell host of the BBC’s Broadcasting House program, explain the news of the week.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The father and son at the head of one of the world's most powerful media empires have a couple of rough days ahead of them. Both will give evidence at the British inquiry into media ethics. Under scrutiny are the illegal phone hacking by journalists at one of their newspapers and their links with members of the British establishment. Rob Watson from our partner the BBC has been watching proceedings in London.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman tells the story of the battle over the future of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s reputation and his family’s fortunes, following allegations of invasion of privacy and journalistic impropriety by employees at Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World, a scandal that has prompted criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic. Frontline’s report “Murdoch’s Scandal” airs on PBS March 27, at 10 pm.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
In July 2011, News of the World went down in flames after employees of the British tabloid were accused of engaging in phone hacking and police bribery. In response to the scandal, News International’s CEO, James Murdoch handed over the reigns to Tom Mockridge, and took on the title Executive Chairman instead. On Thursday, James Murdoch stepped down from that position as well. According to his father, Rupert, James is now in News Corp's New York headquarters, working on pay television and international operations. But is it too little too late for News Corp?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the British arm of News Corporation. Murdoch and his role at News International have come under scrutiny amid Britain's expanding phone hacking scandal at Murdoch-owned newspapers such as the now-defunct News of the World.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
A inquiry by the British Parliament into the hacking scandal and bribery that lead News Corporation to close the News of the World tabloid resumes today in London. Four present and former employees of News International, News Corporation's British newspaper subsidiary, are testifying over what News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James, who runs the conglomerate's European and Asian operations, knew about phone hacking and other illegal activities at News of the World. Will today's revelations conflict with the Murdochs' testimony to Parliament in July? John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times, is listening to the hearings.
Monday, August 29, 2011
By Beth Fertig
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli rejected a $27 million no-bid contract between the state education department and an education technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Following the phone hacking scandal at its rival News International, the Trinity Mirror newspaper group in the U.K. has announced that it will lead a review into its own editorial practices. The publisher's stock price fell 9.8 percent on Monday, following allegations that phone hacking also took place at The Daily Mirror. Sarah Lyall, who has a front page profile of Rupert Murdoch in today's New York Times, has the latest from London.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Investors in News Corporation, including the New York City public employee pension funds, are voicing concern and frustration over the company's leadership in light of the phone hacking and bribery scandals that have embroiled the company's British media properties.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
"You don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present," British Prime Minister David Cameron told an unruly special session of Parliament this morning. "You live and you learn, and believe you me, I have learnt."
The day after News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, arguably one of the most powerful men in Britain, defended himself and his company over charges of hacking and bribery at his newspapers, Britain's leader faced Parliament to defend his ties to the Murdoch organization.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron has been appearing before Parliament this morning, defending himself over his ties to News Corporation and the hacking and bribery allegations that have enveloped the company. Cameron vowed the current investigation would widen to include the entire British media. The BBC's Robin Brant reports with the latest on Cameron's appearance.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are now appearing before the British Parliament, to answer questions over the phone hacking scandal that has enveloped the media conglomerate for nearly two weeks. Later, Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.'s British newspaper operations who was editor of News of the World at the time the alleged hacking and police bribing occurred, will testify. John Burns, London bureau chief of The New York Times, has the latest from the hearings.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's global media empire is coming under further pressure this morning as the scandal starts to affect his interests in other countries. Our partner, the BBC has learned U.S. federal investigators have contacted British police to discuss the probe into allegations against journalists working for the News of the World newspaper. Some are alleged to have paid police officers for information. Murdoch's News Corporation is based in the U.S., and the law here can impose serious penalties on companies guilty of bribing foreign officials. In the country of Murdoch's birth, Australia, the value of News Corporation shares has plunged more than six percent to a two-year low.
Monday, July 18, 2011
It has been another another weekend of unbelievable twists and turns in the News Corporation phone-hacking scandal. On Friday, Les Hinton, chairman of Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal and a decades-long News Corporation employee, resigned hours after Rebekah Brooks, News International's chief executive, also stepped down.