Fox on the run: After a damaging lawsuit-and-lies year, Rupert Murdoch steps down

Months after settling a landmark defamation lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems for $787 million in the wake of lies told about its election technology, the controversial Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of both Fox Corp. and News Corp., effective in November. Perhaps more than any person living or dead, Murdoch reshaped […]

Major takes on new role at The Sun

News Corp. has tapped Lydia Major to serve as a fabulous editor (digital) for The Sun. She joined News Corp. in 2018 as deputy digital fabulous editor. Before that, Major was a digital editor at Time Inc., where she worked for more than seven years. Major has a B.A. from Newcastle University. You can congratulate […]

News Corp broadsheet The Australian names Gunn editor in chief

The following excerpt was sent out: National newspaper The Australian has appointed Michelle Gunn as Editor in Chief, the first woman to take on the role in what the paper has described as a “new chapter”. Gunn replaces Chris Dore, who resigned abruptly last year. The Australian has also announced a new Editorial Board to provide “input […]

News Corp profits fall short of Wall Street estimates

News Corp reported first-quarter revenue and profit that fell short of Wall Street estimates, even though the company recorded an increase in advertising and subscription sales. Shares fell 2.5 percent in after-market trading, total revenue decreased 1 percent to $2.48 billion in the quarter ending Sept. 30. Net income plunged 75 percent to $66 million. […]

ABC News hires Parkes-Hupton as digital reporter/producer

Heath Parkes-Hupton has joined ABC News as a digital reporter/producer. He was recently with News Corp, where he was a court reporter. He has previously also served as a digital reporter and urban affairs reporter. He has also reported for Fairfax Media and was a journalist at WD News in Camperdown, Victoria. Parkes-Hupton graduated from […]

News Corp completes acquisition of Investor’s Business Daily

News Corp. has completed its acquisition of Investor’s Business Daily from O’Neil Capital Management. The business will be operated by Dow Jones, a News Corp. subsidiary. Also, Investor’s Business Daily will continue to be based at its headquarters in Los Angeles, and will operate as a stand-alone brand as part of Dow Jones. Robert Thomson, […]

Bellotti joins Mirror Online as news features writer

Alex Bellotti has joined Mirror Online, Reach plc as a news features writer. Previously, he was at News Corp where he recently held the post of deputy digital features editor, The Sun. Before that, he was digital production editor, Sun Online. He has also worked as a production assistant at The Telegraph. He was also […]

News Corp to acquire Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media

News Corp is planning on buying the Books and Media division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 million in cash. The news comes just four days after News Corp shared its plans to acquire Investor’s Business Daily, which will operate as a standalone brand under Dow Jones. The HMH Books and Media and News Corp […]

Murdoch partners with ex-Disney executive on new Indian venture

Six months after leaving News Corp, James Murdoch is teaming up with ex-Disney Asia Pacific chief Uday Shankar to launch a new media and tech venture in India. The new venture is yet to be named and is backed by Murdoch’s Lupa Systems. As per him, the venture will “tap into an explosion in connectivity […]

Fox News plans to launch own imprint through HarperCollins

Fox News hosts and anchors have long leveraged their roles to write best-selling books. Now, the company is launching its own book label through News Corp.’s HarperCollins. A three-book deal has been signed with the publisher, with the first book, “Modern Warriors: Real Stories From Real Heroes” written by “Fox & Friends Weekend” host Pete […]