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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Ignoring My Own Beautiful Face Edition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new film "The Dallas Buyer's Club", Rupert Murdoch with NPR Media Correspondant David Folkenflik and working conditions in academia.

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On The Media

Murdoch's Media Empire, NFL Bullying and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.

The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ken Auletta and Amelia Lester on Elisabeth Murdoch

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ken Auletta and Amelia Lester on Elisabeth Murdoch

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Ken Auletta and John Cassidy on Rupert Murdoch and new developments in the phone-hacking scandal.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ken Auletta and John Cassidy on Rupert Murdoch and new developments in the phone-hacking scandal.

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The Takeaway

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.

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The Takeaway

Rupert and James Murdoch to Testify at British Inquiry

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rupert Murdoch’s Scandal

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.

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The Takeaway

What's Next for News Corp After James Murdoch Steps Down?

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?

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The Takeaway

James Murdoch to Step Down at News International

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.

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The Takeaway

News Corp. Hacking Inquiry Resumes in Britain

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.

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WNYC News

Comptroller Rejects Contract With Murdoch-Owned Ed Tech Company

Monday, August 29, 2011

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.

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The Takeaway

Trinity Mirror Opens Phone Hacking Investigation

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.

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WNYC News

Worries Over News Corp. Extend to Wall Street Investors

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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. 

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The Takeaway

Cameron Faces Parliament Over Ties to News Corp.

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. 

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The Takeaway

Update: The Latest from David Cameron's Parliament Appearance

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

News Corp Hearings

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Listen to live coverage of the Murdochs' testimony to a parliamentary committee.Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the unfolding scandal in the UK over phone hacking at News of the World, the former News Corp tabloid.

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The Takeaway

Rupert and James Murdoch Appear Before Parliament

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.

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The Takeaway

Parliament Hacking Inquiry Begins

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.

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The Takeaway

News Corp. Hacking Scandal Comes Stateside

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.

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The Takeaway

Arrests and Resignations Continue in News Corp. Hacking Scandal

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. 

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