The Murdoch Method by Irwin Stelzer review – has Rupert Murdoch lost his touch?

A finely balanced assessment of the media mogul’s sprawling empire – written by his right-hand manLike him or loathe him, Rupert Murdoch remains one of the world’s most fascinating characters. He is the subject of more than a dozen biographies and is the central figure in at least a score of other books, most of which are highly critical and suffer from their authors having little or no personal knowledge of the man. The Murdoch Method should therefore be viewed as a book apart, because Irwin Stelzer spent the best part of 30 years in close contact with the media mogul.It is tempting to deride Murdoch’s current status by inserting “old” before both the words “media” and “mogul”. But at 87, he continues to exert influence through his chairmanship of two giant companies, News Corp, the newspaper and book publishing conglomerate, and 21st Century Fox, the sprawling film and TV entertainments group. While building them, Murdoch has generated continual controversy. Among the charges are business ruthlessness, political meddling, editorial interference, hostility to regulation and cultural vandalism. Nor should we overlook the UK scandal of phone-hacking at the News of the World, which led to the paper’s closure, and the US scandal of sexual impropriety at Fox News, which led to its chief executive being ousted and the subsequent firing of one of its main presenters. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #sexual impropriety #subsequent firing

Other Publishing stories related to: 'The Murdoch Method by Irwin Stelzer review – has Rupert Murdoch lost his touch?'


Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Launches Anti-Corruption Review

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has launched a review of anti-corruption controls in several of its publishing arms, including News International in London. Murdoch told News Corp staff in a memo on Wednesday that the company recently launched ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing arms #news corporation #rupert murdoch


Rupert Murdoch gives up his bonus as News Corp loses US$1bn in three months

Huge losses driven partly by fall in valuation of Australian pay TV service Foxtel and decline in news advertising revenue Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, News Corp, lost US$1bn in the three months to the end of March and is expecting more financial pain as the economic fallout from the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-08 01:49:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #job losses #strategic review #robert thomson #$1bn #rupert murdoch


Can Rupert Murdoch and Boris Johnson Team Up to Kneecap the BBC?

Over the past five years, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has been quietly building a major position in the U.K. radio Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-02-25 22:25:24 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #quietly building #rupert murdoch


The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas review – how Austen's reputation has been warped

A deliciously original study of the cheap editions of Pride and Prejudice and other novels – ignored by literary scholars – casts new light on her readershipJane Austen aficionados think that they know the story of their favourite author’s posthumous dis-appearance and then re-emergence. For... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-11 07:30:31 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #novelists #memoir #youngest daughter #looked back #widely read


Rupert Murdoch says 'there are no climate change deniers around' News Corp

Murdoch was responding to a question at AGM about time given to ‘climate deniers’ by News Corp outlets in AustraliaNews Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has said “there are no climate change deniers around I can assure you” after he was asked at the corporation’s AGM why his company gives... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-21 01:47:18 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #climate deniers #rupert murdoch


Democracy overboard: Rupert Murdoch's long war on Australian politics | Kevin Rudd

Australia has become a dangerously complacent country, dancing to the reactionary tune of the Murdoch pressAustralia has become the complacent country. Complacent about its future economic competitiveness. Complacent about climate change. Complacent about how to navigate our future in the region... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-06 20:00:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #news corp #public service #political parties #climate change #rupert murdoch


Lost Girls by DJ Taylor review – love, war and literature 1939-51

An urbane attempt to offer belated autonomy to a small band of well-born, well-connected young womenThe scene with which DJ Taylor begins his 26th book, Lost Girls, in which a girl enters, with some trepidation, a literary party in a house in Bloomsbury, is striking for many reasons. It is, as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-31 07:58:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary magazine #missing link


Rupert Murdoch pledges to keep Sky News independent

Move comes as Fox seeks to allay media plurality concerns in £11.7bn takeover of SkyRupert Murdoch has pledged not to meddle in editorial decision-making at Sky News but says he will not guarantee funding the service for more than five years, as 21st Century Fox seeks clearance for its £11.7bn... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #markets authority #7bn takeover #full control #sky news


Rupert Murdoch Wants Facebook to Pay Publishers a Fee for ‘Trusted’ News Content

News Corp. executive chairman and 21st Century Fox executive co-chairman Rupert Murdoch is taking on Silicon Valley. The media mogul released a statement today noting that if Facebook is going to revamp its news feed to ensure it's publishing the most legitimate, "trusted" news content on its... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #silicon valley #executive chairman #news content #pay publishers #rupert murdoch


Rupert Murdoch Tells Facebook to Pay 'Trusted' Publishers

Rupert Murdoch is calling on Facebook to pay "trusted" publishers if it wants to carry their news stories and videos, much like a cable company pays networks for their channels.The media mogul, who controls The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, has been among the most vocal of the old media... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #major impact #adequately rewarded #media mogul


Rupert Murdoch to Facebook, Google: Pay for news

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch — the executive chairman of News Corporation, and the big boss at Fox News, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal — has a message to Silicon Valley's social media giants: Pay up. Murdoch's specific targets Monday were Facebook and Alphabet's Google, two... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #selling advertising #significantly changed #silicon valley #york post #executive chairman #fox news #news corporation #rupert murdoch


Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay 'trusted' publishers for content

Facebook has plans to tweak its News Feed to include more posts from friends and family and less from news publishers in an attempt to fix some of the platform's problems. Now news magnate Rupert Murdoch thinks that the social network should adopt a... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #rupert murdoch #news publishers


Facebook should pay 'trusted' news outlets, Rupert Murdoch says

Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire who controls the Wall Street Journal, called on Facebook Inc. to begin paying publishers fees to carry the news that its users post and share online. His move is a sign of the print industry’s growing frustration with social media. “If Facebook wants to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #growing frustration #print industry #rupert murdoch #news outlets


Rupert Murdoch suggests Facebook should pay 'trusted' publishers for news content

Facebook has been fighting something of a losing battle against the problem of fake news, but media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks he has come up with a solution. He says that the social network should pay "trusted" publishers for the provision of news content. Facebook recently said that it wants... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #start paying #fake news #losing battle #news content


Rupert Murdoch tells Facebook: pay 'trusted' publishers for their content

Amid policy changes at social network, media mogul criticizes it for failing to ‘adequately reward’ publishers that add value and integrityRupert Murdoch issued a new salvo in the row between Facebook and news publishers on Monday, calling on the social media company to pay publishers for their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #adequately rewarded #cable companies #bad news #news publishers


Never mind what Rupert Murdoch really thinks about Donald Trump | Jane Martinson

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury is further proof that Murdoch never lets personal feelings get in the way of good businessThere are many reasons to want to go back to early 2016 – not least the fact that Rupert Murdoch was still tweeting his views of the world rather than leaving it to the minions... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #silicon valley #media outlets


'Abuse of the marketplace': Rupert Murdoch lashes out against tech companies

Rupert Murdoch has stepped up his attack on tech companies such as Google and Facebook over their increasingly dominant market position, which is eating into the revenues of traditional publishers such as News Corp. and undermining their business model. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #business model #traditional publishers #rupert murdoch #tech companies


Lenovo Yoga Book review: Unique touch features let you be hands-on creative

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is for people who have never been content with just a keyboard and mouse to express their ideas. People who prefer to scribble on notepads or napkins. Who draw pictures to illustrate ideas or create art. The $550 Yoga Book facilitates those practices by helping users produce... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #real paper #defining feature


Louise Mensch to launch rightwing site for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp

Publisher says US-focused site Heat Street will have no ‘safe spaces’Former Tory MP Louise Mensch is to launch a centre-right website for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.Mensch tweeted that under her leadership the libertarian website, Heat Street, will be a place where “disagreement will be... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #safe spaces #rupert murdoch