Rupert Murdoch's Times of London has been a strong proponent of cycling there, precisely the oppose of Murdoch's stance here in New York City.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't understand why.
Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway released a poll saying NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly could win the mayor's race, if he decided to run.
The company's latest quarterly earnings report, issued this afternoon, paints a clear picture of why News Corp. is so keen on the separation.(1)
Are regulatory battles, usually Rupert Murdoch's kind of fun, more trouble than 'The L.A. Times' is worth?
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It's no secret the Post hemorrhages cash (as much as $110 million a year, according to one recent estimate), but nevertheless continues to be subsidized by Murdoch's love of newspapering and the influence it once bought him in New York power circles.
But with the Post and the rest of New Corp's publishing assets about to break off from the lucrative entertainment titles that have long cushioned them in quarterly earnings reports, there's more pressure than ever to shore up the bottom line.
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News Corp.'s quarterly earnings calls with Wall Street analysts and the press weren't always such dull affairs. But when Rupert Murdoch stopped participating in them a little more than a year ago, the chance of anything really provocative or surprising or blunt being said vanished with him.
William McGurn, WSJ columnist and former speechwriter for Murdoch, Bush, is named 'Post' editorial-page editor
The new editorial page editor of the New York Post will be William McGurn, a vice president at News Corp., the company that owns the newspaper.
The New York Post editorial page editor Bob McManus is retiring, announced the paper's state editor Fred Dicker.
When Adolfo Carrion spoke at a recent event hosted by the Independence Party of New York City, he reminded them that he had officially left the Democratic Party and "declared my independence."
To assist the Daily staffers in that effort, there will be an internal job fair on Dec. 19. Several of them have already landed on their feet, including editor Jesse Angelo, who has been promoted to publisher of sister title the New York Post, and veteran gossip Richard Johnson, who had left the Post to become the Daily's Hollywood bureau chief but who is also headed back to the tabloid, according to an announcement this afternoon on his Facebook page.
For those who have been saying almost since it launched that The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's tablet-only daily newsmagazine, was doomed to fail: congratulations on today's announcement that the publication is folding.