Rupert Murdoch

How Randolph Hearst's Modest Successor Will Out-Pace Rupert Murdoch

Colin Morrison | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

This is a story of three octogenarians. It is 60 years since the death, aged 88, of (William) Randolph Hearst, now the world's second most famous newspaperman. The fearsome publisher-cum-politician, who is debited with creating "yellow journalism", was lampooned in Orson Welles' 1941 movie, Citizen Kane.

New Mother Brooks Tells Of 'Beautiful Little Miracle'

PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, and her husband have become parents by a surrogate mother, her spokesman has confirmed....

Why Murdoch Dropped Lord Patten's Book

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 24.03.2012 | Home

Rupert Murdoch decided to drop a book written by Lord Patten about his time as Hong Kong governor in case it risked his plans to expand into China, th...

The Black Hearts Who Hacked Milly Dowler's Phone

Damian Collins | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Last July Rebekah Brooks told her assembled staff that "worse revelations are yet to come and you will understand in a year why we closed News Of The World". We haven't had to wait a year and the evidence from the Surrey Police published today by our House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee lays bare the scandal of phone hacking at the paper during the Milly Dowler case.

Tom Watson On How To Shed The "Perry Mason" Look

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Lawyers should be able to put questions to some witnesses appearing before Commons committees to help stop MPs probing issues such as phone hacking lo...

Wikipedia To 'Go Dark' Over SOPA

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has announced it will join an Internet 'black out' on Wednesday to protest a controversial anti-piracy bill being considered by the US congr...

Gordon Brown Denies Threatening To 'Destroy' News International To Rupert Murdoch

PA | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown has denied threatening to "destroy" News International during a phone call to Rupert Murdoch after The Sun switched its allegiance to the...

Michelle Obama is Now on Twitter, or is She?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, joined Twitter today. When I followed her she had tweeted only twice and had just over 20,000 followers. As I write, she has added another tweet and has over 111,000 followers.

Rupert Murdoch On Twitter

Ben Jennings | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Jennings

Here is my cartoon in response to Rupert Murdoch joining Twitter, which provoked much divided opinion from the Twitter community.

Former News Of The World Editor To Run New York's Murdoch Rival

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

Colin Myler, the former editor of the News of the World, has been made the editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News. The 59-year-old lost his job...

Murdoch In Deleted Tweet Mystery

Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch, bless him, has only just managed to start tweeting. But the under-fire News International boss has waded into his first Twitter nightm...

Rupert Murdoch Joins Twitter - But Is Wendi Deng In On The Act Too?

Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined Twitter. The 80-year-old News Corp. CEO’s account emerged in the final hours of 2011 and includes musings ...

Political Quotes Of 2011

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron thought everyone should calm down a bit, Rupert Murdoch was humbled by a pie and Nick Clegg gets a bit angry - all are included in the b...

John Whittingdale - The MP At The Centre Of 2011's Big, Big, Story

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Twelve months ago John Whittingdale had no idea his Culture, Media and Sport committee in the Commons would spend much of 2011 engrossed by phone-hack...

The Murdochs' Annus Horribilis

Martin Moore | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Moore

How different the world looked for the Murdochs last Christmas. The BSkyB decision had just been withdrawn from Vince Cable. It now looked as though their bid would go through on the nod. Once approved this would allow the Murdoch dynasty to straddle Britain's media like a gloating colossus, dwarfing the BBC and all other commercial competitors. Politically they would be untouchable.

More Bad News For News International Over Phone Hacking

Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of phone hacking claims, has won his High Court action against News Group Newspapers over his l...

The Sun Accused In New Phone Hacking Claim

Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Phone hacking started at The Sun newspaper before being transferred to News of the World, the brother of former showbiz reporter Sean Hoare told the L...

Will Piers Morgan Be Dragged Over The Coals At Leveson?

Stephen Hull | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Piers Morgan, the dynamic former editor of the Daily Mirror, will appear at the Leveson Inquiry next week. CNN has confirmed Morgan, a former edito...

Jowell Accepts Hacking Damages Cash

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has accepted £200,000 in damages after her phone was targeted by the News of the World. The Labour MP's la...

Was Blunkett Paid To Keep Quiet Over Phone Hacking?

PA | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics

Former Labour home secretary David Blunkett accepted a "substantial" pay-off in a secret deal after his mobile phone was hacked by the News of the Wor...

James Murdoch Reappointed As BSkyB Director

PA | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Politics

James Murdoch has been reappointed as a director of BSkyB at the company's annual general meeting. Provisional figures announced at the meeting in ...

Charlotte Church Waived £100,000 To Sing At Murdoch's Wedding For 'Favourable' Press

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

Charlotte Church sang at Rupert Murdoch’s wedding for free in exchange for favourable publicity, the Leveson Inquiry has heard. The 'Voice of an...

Where the Leveson Inquiry Falls Short

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Scott Hill

The British public, as well as tabloid newspapers, must tackle its faults if we are to gain a better standard of journalism in this country.

Can Faded Newspaper Brands Survive in a 'Content First' Cut-Price World?

Colin Morrison | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

Traditional media companies everywhere are in turmoil. Most are caught somewhere between maximising (as best they can) profits from declining media 'channels' - and investing in businesses that just might become the next big thing.

Journalists and the European Project

Jonathan Fryer | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Fryer

The European Union - warts and all - has largely been constructed by politicians, albeit with the help of technocrats. But the media also have an important role to play in the evolution of the ongoing European project.