'Instinctive monopolist': Kevin Rudd attacks Murdoch over News Corp rival to AAP newswire

Former PM’s warning comes as competition watchdog says it will be closely watching News Corp’s rival service The former prime minister Kevin Rudd has called on the Morrison government to intervene to support the philanthropically funded newswire service, Australian Associated Press 2.0, warning that the diversity of Australia’s media is at stake.The head of Australia’s competition watchdog, Rod Sims, also said he would be watching closely to ensure News Corp Australia does not abuse its market power when it launches a rival service after its non-compete clause ends in five months’ time. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-07 21:35:18 UTC ]
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James Murdoch's attack on News Corp and Fox News 'not discussed by board'

Director Peter Barnes says board has not talked about attack on Fox News and News Corp’s climate coverageThe lead independent director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, Peter Barnes, says the media group’s board has yet to discuss James Murdoch’s attack on the company over its stance on the climate... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-15 07:29:48 UTC ]
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Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull challenge News Corp over reports of ‘foreign interference’ in petition

Parliamentary committee investigating after former prime ministers criticise Murdoch media story on ‘fake’ names in petitionFormer prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull have challenged News Corp to co-operate with any investigation stemming from reports of “foreign interference” in a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-18 08:02:35 UTC ]
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Malcolm Turnbull signs Kevin Rudd's petition challenging News Corp media dominance

Former prime ministers urge others to join push for royal commission into lack of media diversity in AustraliaFormer Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed Kevin Rudd’s petition calling for a royal commission into News Corp’s dominance of the Australian media.Rudd, also a former... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-25 05:42:32 UTC ]
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AAP Customers Off Limits for News Corp Newswire

Australian Associated Press customers will be prevented from signing a deal with News Corp Australia’s newswire for six months under Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-30 19:00:13 UTC ]
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News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

Murdoch mastheads point finger at ABC, Facebook and the Guardian, among others. Plus: what KFC and bidets say about the state of journalismThe demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame.According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-06 02:34:45 UTC ]
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James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

James Murdoch, son of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, is resigning from the family-controlled newspaper publisher’s board Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2020-07-31 22:55:44 UTC ]
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News Corp. attacks internet platforms for hurting news business

general counsel blamed internet platforms for hurting the news business by siphoning off profits and promoting less reliable news for readers in his prepared remarks for a congressional panel... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-06-11 20:09:08 UTC ]
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News Corp cyber-attack: firm says it believes hack linked to China

Hacking of emails at Murdoch company raises fears for safety of journalists’ confidential sourcesJournalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have had their email accounts hacked in what the company believes was an espionage operation linked to China, raising fears for the safety of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-02-04 14:17:42 UTC ]
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‘The real Rupert’: News Corp global chief says idea that Murdoch influences elections is a ‘myth’

Robert Thomson says media empire’s newspapers have a common ‘philosophy’ and denies they have performed a backflip on climate change in AustraliaGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe idea that Rupert Murdoch influences Australian elections is a “myth” and far removed from the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-22 04:46:20 UTC ]
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Is Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia really shifting away from ‘climate denialism’?

The media tycoon’s outlets often give voice to ardent deniers of climate science, backers of fossil fuels and opponents of net zero. Is that all about to change?Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingNews Corp Australia, seen by many as the nation’s most enduring purveyor of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-08 06:21:19 UTC ]
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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp strikes deal as Facebook agrees to pay for Australian content

News Corp is the largest media company to sign agreement with Facebook since laws passed by Scott Morrison’s governmentRupert Murdoch’s News Corp says a landmark three-year agreement with Facebook to pay for its Australian content will transform the terms of trade for journalism.Facebook has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-15 23:55:55 UTC ]
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ABC accuses Morrison government of using News Corp to attack its journalism

Government tactics criticised after the Australian newspaper briefed about a series of Coalition questions meant for the ABC before the broadcaster even received themThe ABC has accused the Morrison government of using News Corp to attack its journalism after the Australian was briefed about a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-12-02 02:10:46 UTC ]
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Rupert Murdoch tries to weather News Corp's climate crisis at AGM | The Weekly Beast

News Corp executive chairman says ‘we do not deny climate change’. Plus: ABC rejects Media Watch segmentWhile News Corp’s Australian outlets were waging war against two former prime ministers at home, the New York-based company was holding its first virtual annual general meeting to update its... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-20 00:31:56 UTC ]
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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Bids for Simon & Schuster

A sale of the venerable publisher of Stephen King and Hillary Clinton could fetch $1.7 billion and rev up consolidation in book publishing. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-11-17 08:28:15 UTC ]
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Sarah Hanson-Young to push for media diversity inquiry after Kevin Rudd's Murdoch petition

Greens senator says ‘cosy relationship’ between Coalition and News Corp should be scrutinised after half a million people back a royal commissionGreens senator Sarah Hanson-Young will move to establish a Senate inquiry into media diversity on Wednesday following the popularity of Kevin Rudd’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-10 16:30:14 UTC ]
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ACCC puts News Corp on notice that it's closely watching newswire duel

Rod Sims signals he will monitor the newswire situation, but is broadly positive about media diversity in AustraliaAustralia’s competition watchdog has put News Corp on notice, warning it will closely monitor how the company’s recently established newswire competes with the salvaged news agency... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-21 08:56:47 UTC ]
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James Murdoch's exit paves way for News Corp to move further right

Analysis: Murdoch was considered a dissenting voice at the rightwing company. Now his brother Lachlan could see his influence growJames Murdoch’s resignation from the board of News Corp confirms divisive splits in the publishing arm of his family’s media empire and removes a powerful dissenting... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-01 18:24:26 UTC ]
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News Corp tears down Murdoch’s ‘silos’ – and then harvests journalists’ jobs | Weekly Beast

Scores of jobs lost across Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and the Australian. Plus, Nine corrects record on slaveryThe Australian had the scoop about a major restructure at News Corp in an exclusive interview on Monday with Peter Blunden, former Herald Sun editor and chairman of the News editorial... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-12 01:17:54 UTC ]
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AAP bid: consumer watchdog warns Nine and News Corp against any attempt to block sale

Exclusive: ACCC chair says any ‘inappropriate impediments to sale’ would ‘raise concerns’, as consortium puts in bid for newswire serviceThe chair of the competition and consumer watchdog, Rod Sims, says any attempt by News Corp and Nine to block a potential sale of Australian Associated Press... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-24 03:58:08 UTC ]
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