C.O.O. Chase Carey said the company was "targeting to make its initial regulatory filings around the end of the calendar year with operating details to follow."
Andrew Breitbart 'collapses' near Brentwood home, suddenly dies; plus, more Whitney mag covers, more on phone-hacking scandal
So far, The Associated Press appears to be the first with a full-length obit. According to the A.P., Breitbart was walking down the street near his house in Brentwood a little after midnight Pacific time when he suddenly collapsed; a witness called an ambulance, and he died in the early morning hours at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The announcement this morning that James Murdoch, son of News Corp. founder and chairman Rupert Murdoch, was leaving his role as executive chairman of News International, the company's U.K. publishing unit, was long enough in coming.(1)
The highlight of News Corp's quarterly earnings call is always the part at the end when chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch takes questions from the press.
And so it was a big disappointment to learn, early in the call, that the embattled media baron would not be on the line.(1)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
To many of us, Rupert Murdoch's testimony—much of which has so far involved mumbled, slowly delivered monosyllables, admissions of not knowing important details about the phone-hacking scandals that embroiled his British newspapers division, and at times his apparent difficulty taking seriously or understanding how his answers made him look, were somewhat mystifying. Is this really the guy who, as one writer put it on Twitter, we've been cowering in fear of?
We don't know yet what the future holds for Rupert Murdoch and his media empire. What we do know, though, is that he's acting a lot less worried than the non-Murdoch media world thinks he ought to be.
Yes, he's just absorbed another setback, ducking out of a bid to take over the remaining shares in British satellite broadcaster BSkyB, of which he presently owns a minority stake.
We've seen scandals before at News Corp. properties, and in normal circumstances, the obsession with the fates of these editors would be a matter of forgetfulness. Do we not already know that top editors and executives in Rupert Murdoch's international media empire, like naughty nephews of the Caesar, need only to be assigned to a lush manor in a remote province for a time before their behavior there necessitates their return to Rome, their old sins in the capital long-forgotten?(1)