Rupert Murdoch

Royal Charter: The Wait Goes On

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

It is an ugly spectacle: a Cabinet minister being pushed around in public by a powerful and unscrupulous vested interest. But that seems to be what is happening to Maria Miller, and she is not putting up much of a fight. This week she announced that she would give precedence to the wishes of PressBoF, an organisation of newspaper bosses roundly condemned in the Leveson Report, over the wishes of every single party in our elected Parliament, as expressed in a formal motion on 18 March.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Cairo Coup

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 4 July 2013... 1) 'THE CAIRO COUP' That's the headline in the Independent. The Guardian splashes on...

'It's A Disgrace'

PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has vented his anger at the continuing police investigation into alleged phone-hacking and illegal payments to officials by journalists...

Prof James Curran: 'We Want to Shrink the Media Moguls'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The Media Reform Coalition are pressing for something Curran refers to as the "elephant in the room". A 15 percent cap on cross-media ownership, giving up 20 percent of any given news market to public service obligations, and in the case of the 15 percent threshold, diluting share ownership to further undermine the power of publishers.

The Sun's Page 3 Cheesecake Needs a Side of Beefcake

Sheila Hageman | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

I'm sure there are lots of ways to sell more newspapers. But a newspaper is supposed to provide "news," not topless women. I am not, like many of the No More Page 3 campaigners, against the models or glamour modeling in general, I'm just against these types of photos appearing in a daily newspaper.

Murdoch Changes Name

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

In one of the dullest name changes in history, Rupert Murdoch's News International, which owns newspapers including The Sun and The Sunday Times, has ...

Page 3 Will Stay, Says New Sun Editor David Dinsmore

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With the departure of Sun editor Dominic Mohan, No More Page 3 campaigners immediately began petitioning his replacement, former Scottish Sun editor D...

Dave Needs to Say Yes to No More Page 3

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

The No More Page 3 campaign is gathering pace at an extraordinary rate. It is in the right place at the right time. Public concern over easy access to sexualised imagery, and the influence of this on the psychology of children, has never been higher.

David Cameron Rejects Calls For The Sun To Be Banned From Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has rejected calls for The Sun newspaper to be banned from parliament. During prime minister's questions on Wednesday, Green MP Carol...

Harman's Move on Murdoch Looks Like Partisanship - But it's a Democratic Necessity

James Elliott | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Elliott

I sense some will not have the stomach for this kind of confrontational, take-no-prisoners politics, but leftist division and passivity during the 1980s was precisely what gave rise to Thatcher and allowed her to unleash her 'anarchy of the ruling classes' on us all.

Murdoch, Snowden And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Our latest Twitter round-up is brought to you by the letters GCHQ, GCSE and D.I.V.O.R.C.E. It was the week that further NSA/Prism/GCHQ accusations ...

LOOK: Latest Odds On Rupert Murdoch's Next Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Comedy

We know, we know. If two crazy loved-up kids like Rupert (82) and Wendi (44) can't make it, what chance is there for the rest of us? Still, hope sprin...

Who Is Wendi Deng?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

We remember her whacking a bloke who was trying to shove a foam pie in Rupert's face, but what else do we know about Wendi Deng, his soon-to-be ex-wif...

Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce From Wendi Deng

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

News Corp CEO and chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng. The website Deadline broke the news on Thursday, adding earl...

A Little Respect

Lisa Clarke | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

So, now and then, it seems The Sun takes itself seriously, it grows up and cleans up its act as a show of 'respect' for a particular tragedy and, in doing so, its editorial team reveal two important things.

Murdoch Turns To Twitter To Warn Facebook It could Be The Next 'Crappy MySpace'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has warned Facebook to 'watch out' or it may end up going the same way as 'crappy MySpace'. The media mogul turned to another social...

Sun Journalist And HMRC Press Officer Charged With Misconduct

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

A Sun journalist and a press officer for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office over ...

A Voice from Inside The Elite

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

Just perhaps seeing a young woman in just her pants, in the newspaper everyday affected me as a child and still does and perhaps I want a better future?

Steve Jobs Pulled Apple Ads Off 'Incredibly Destructive' Fox News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

It was already well-known that late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, was no fan of Fox News calling it "an incredibly destructive force in our society". But now...

Why Britain Had to Act on Press Abuses

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

This is not a story that can be understood from headlines alone, partly because in Britain the headlines have so often wildly distorted the truth. Despite what you may have read, there is no threat by British politicians to interfere with press freedom. There is, however, a powerful consensus for change.

Rupert Murdoch Praises 'Brave' Thatcher

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has praised the "brave leadership" of Margaret Thatcher, claiming Britain is "far more successful" as a result of her premiership. I...

Putting Page 3 in Its Place: Let's Keep Top Shelf Material on the Top Shelf

Jo Cheetham | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Cheetham

It's wrong that the dominant image of a woman in The Sun is consistently one of a young, bare-breasted model posing in a thong because it sends a powerful message about a woman's position in society: that her primary role is to be sexually attractive to men.

Oh Hello Mr Mohan

Lisa Clarke | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

No More Page 3 supporters do not look down their nose at the Page 3 girls at all, but what about the newspaper in which their pictures are showcased? How much are these women paid for their work in comparison to the profit made?

Is the Future of the Fourth Estate Hidden Behind a Paywall?

Andrew Smith | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK
Andrew Smith

In the digital age newspapers are out of date by the time they are published. This is one of the reasons why publishers are investing more in their wider media strategy, with the Evening Standard recently announcing the forthcoming launch of a television channel. One side effect has been the rise of some very successful online publications, but most blogs are volunteer run and don't have enough resources or attract a broad enough readership to compete with the established media in quality terms.

Proud PC Crew

Lisa Clarke | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

Working at No More Page 3 HQ we get accused quite regulalrly of being many things. Feminazis, prudes, pseudo-feminists, ugly with crap tits... you get the picture. One that pops up now and then and was indeed levelled (perhaps not directly at us) by Murdoch himself was that we are "too PC".