James Murdoch's climate stance distances him from family empire

Criticism of denial by News Corp and Fox underlines Murdoch heir’s transformationJames Murdoch claims he has never watched Succession, the drama series that documents the professional and personal rebellions of a billionaire media family suspiciously similar to his own. But his comments attacking the family business’s record on climate crisis coverage – which blindsided other parts of the family – suggest he may have picked up a few pointers from the HBO show.The declaration that he and his wife, Kathryn, felt “frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage” of the climate crisis, particularly the “ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia, given obvious evidence to the contrary”, focused an awkward light on the family’s businesses – but could help James differentiate himself from his father, Rupert, and brother, Lachlan. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-15 19:36:48 UTC ]
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Malcolm Turnbull: News Corp is like a political party with the Murdochs encouraging intolerance

In his new book the former Australian PM accuses the company of helping to run the country through deferential leaders like Tony Abbott News Corp operates like a political party, working closely with rightwing politicians to influence policy and elections and to destroy politicians who won’t... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-16 07:19:49 UTC ]
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Personal Space: Hadley Freeman on Finding Out the Tall Family Tales Were All True

This is Personal Space: The Memoir Show, with Sari Botton. On this episode, Botton talks to Hadley Freeman about her fourth book, House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family, a memoir and family Holocaust history published by Simon & Schuster. Botton and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 17:00:34 UTC ]
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Author Fanny Singer and chef Alice Waters talk food and family with L.A. Times Book Club

In a virtual meet-up, "Almost Home" author Fanny Singer and mother and famed chef Alice Waters join book club readers April 21 for a kitchen conversation. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-07 20:33:16 UTC ]
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‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

Henry David Thoreau’s most famous book is more than a guide to nature. It’s a memoir of grieving. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Malorie Blackman: 'Crossfire was inspired by the current political climate'

Malorie Blackman answers our questions about the fifth novel in her Noughts and Crosses series, Crossfire (Penguin), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 10:55:38 UTC ]
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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

On Thursday, the best-selling author pledged $500,000 to a new campaign: #SaveIndieBookstores. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-04-02 20:17:14 UTC ]
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James Patterson Leads Group Seeking to Raise Millions for Bookstores

Author James Patterson is spearheading a group that includes Reese Witherspoon, Reese’s Book Club, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and the American Booksellers Association in an effort to raise millions of dollars to help save independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘House of Glass,’ Hadley Freeman unearth’s the World War II-era secrets of her family’s past

The four siblings central to Freeman’s book, a history of a 20th-century Jewish family as much as a memoir, were outsized characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-30 21:52:58 UTC ]
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‘Greenwood’ is an absorbing saga of families and trees — and how they survive

Michael Christie’s novel also delivers an uncanny metaphor for our current moment Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-30 15:00:00 UTC ]
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20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:32:33 UTC ]
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The Social Distance Mega List: The List List #393

We're giving away a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble to one lucky reader. Enter here (and don't forget ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:31:42 UTC ]
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Author Anna James launches virtual bookclub

Pages & Co author Anna James has created an online and interactive middle-grade book club called The Bookwanderers Club, supported by her publisher HarperCollins Children's Books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 10:05:59 UTC ]
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Quiz: Which Book Series Should You Marathon Read During Social Distancing?

If you want one less thing to think about, including which book to read next, work your way through these book series to read while social distancing. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-24 10:37:32 UTC ]
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Hearst UK CEO James Wildman on Navigating Crisis

On Monday, Hearst UK CEO James Wildman would typically address the 1,000-person strong company from the stage at the Odeon Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-03-23 18:30:59 UTC ]
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‘Revenue will fall away quite quickly’: Hearst UK CEO James Wildman on navigating crisis

Hearst CEO James Wildman has set recruited a healthcare professional to answer staff questions about the virus and started sending out daily company updates. The post ‘Revenue will fall away quite quickly’: Hearst UK CEO James Wildman on navigating crisis appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-03-23 04:01:21 UTC ]
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Haymarket Books Offering 10 Free Ebooks to Support Social Distancing

You can now download ten free ebooks on social and economic justice from Haymarket Books to read while social distancing. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 15:10:47 UTC ]
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Keeping Book Club Alive in the Midst of Social Distancing: Critical Linking, March 19, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 10:30:45 UTC ]
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Humor Is the Dominant Note: On James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong”

A MAJOR FEATURE of the African-American writer James McBride’s books — beginning with the memoir The Color of Water (1995), a tribute to his white mother — is the large dose of humor injected into subjects that are, on the face of things, deadly serious if not sacred. Here in The Color of Water... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-18 19:00:39 UTC ]
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A Stirring Family Saga Tells a Taboo History of Vietnam

“The Mountains Sing,” the first novel in English by the Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai, imagines her country’s traumatic 20th century through the stories of three generations of women. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 09:00:13 UTC ]
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