Monday, September 17, 2007

Writing on the wall for papers not investing in online editions (The Business, 08 Sep 2007, Page 36)

Writing on the wall for papers not investing in online editions
David Crow Media File
The Business
08 Sep 2007

Less than a year ago, the competition for the title of the UK’s leading newspaper website was a two horse race. Only Guardian Unlimited and (owned by the same parent company as The Business) had user figures that were worth measuring,... read more...
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Investors await succession at Time Warner
By Matthew Karnitschnig
The Wall Street Journal Europe
17 Sep 2007

For most of this year, investors have been waiting impatiently to hear when Time Warner Inc.’s No.2 executive, Jeffrey L. Bewkes, would be confirmed as the successor to Chief Executive Officer Richard D. Parsons. Many on Wall Street view Mr. Bewkes as... read more...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tabloid offers a mirror to new South Africa (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 21 Aug 2007, Page 8)

Tabloid offers a mirror to new South Africa
By David Wessel Johannesburg, South Africa —Mike Cadman contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
21 Aug 2007

STANDING IN HIS OFFICE, Deon du Plessis blows a yardlong blue plastic horn. It’s time for the editors of the Daily Sun, South Africa’s fastest-growing newspaper, to ponder possibilities for the next day’s edition. A man has hanged himself in a... read more...
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Monday, July 30, 2007

Poll reveals how trust in BBC has plummeted after scandals
Julian Glover
The Guardian
28 Jul 2007

Public trust in the BBC has fallen sharply in the wake of the scandal involving fake phone-in competitions on high-profile programmes and wrongly edited footage of the Queen, a Guardian/ICM poll shows today. The poll also reveals a wider crisis of... read more...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Media mogul driven by arrogance and greed

The Straits Times
15 Jul 2007

NEW YORK THE son of a wealthy Canadian brewery boss, newspaper magnate Conrad Black showed his first sparks of rebellion at 14 when he was expelled from an exclusive Toronto private school for selling stolen exam papers. From that point on,... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Russia media group shut
The Wall Street Journal Europe
02 Jul 2007

ARUSSIAN NONPROFIT organization funded by the U.S. government to train journalists and improve management at local television stations has been closed by a criminal investigation that critics charge is politically motivated. Russian authorities... read more...
Russian Probe Shuts Media Foundation

Monday, June 18, 2007

Does too much TV lead to decaying moral values?
Chicago Sun-Times
16 Jun 2007

Couch potatoes, beware: Someday, you might be saying “the TV made me do it.” A new special report by the Culture and Media Institute indicates that watching too much television could be hazardous to your moral health. The report, “The Media Assault on... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Murdoch could yield to Dow Jones, up to a limit
By Sarah Ellison And Dennis K. Berman —Martin Peers and Steve Stecklow contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
05 Jun 2007

As representatives of both companies met yesterday, News Corp. was willing to go further than it has gone before in acceding to tighter editorial-independence controls to win Dow Jones & Co., people close to News Corp. said Sunday. But Rupert Murdoch,... read more...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Murdoch faces scrutiny over media influence
Richard Wray Communications editor
The Guardian
25 May 2007

Rupert Murdoch faces the most serious challenge yet to his dominance of the British media after Alistair Darling, the trade secretary, called yesterday for a full investigation into News Corp’s influence over the way the British public gets its... read more...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

News Corp. May Walk Away From $5B Bid for Dow Jones
New York Sun
22 May 2007

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. may be preparing to walk away from a $ 5 billion bid for Dow Jones & Co. after trying without success to win support from the controlling Bancroft family, Pali Research analysts said. News Corp. “ is increasingly... read more...