Apart from the news plurality issue, a new takeover bid would raise other issues.... A wholly owned Sky will give Murdoch more leverage for cross-promotion across his empire, thereby entrenching his competitive advantage and further reducing the number of alternative voices.
Australian TV networks have refused to play an advert criticising Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia. An Australian activist
Rupert Murdoch has rowed back from claims that the investigation into phone hacking and corruption is "totally incompetent
Rupert Murdoch has been invited to re-appear before MPs after a tape recording emerged of him apparently telling journalists
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
News Corp CEO and chairman Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng. The website Deadline broke the news
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has denied five charges linked to the phone hacking scandal. The
The politicians' draft Royal Charter is supposed to be a wizard wheeze to entrench "voluntary independent self-regulation", Judge Leveson's Orwellian oxymoron, without crossing David Cameron's Rubicon into statutory regulation. Of course, it does nothing of the kind. It is state regulation by any other name.
In the digital age newspapers are out of date by the time they are published.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.
Superheroes? Maybe not. Superficially alluring to a small subsection of disenchanted Tory voters? Certainly. Able to push a jittery Tory party to the right, despite having few policies and no MPs? Quite possibly.