Then he met Roger Ailes and installed him as head of what would become America's most successful cable news channel, Fox News Channel, also known as Fox News. And so the formula of conservatism and sex, pioneered on a newspaper in Britain, came to television and the rest, as they say, is history.
To understand how the media lets the public down, there is a teachable moment in the current Melania Trump controversy. The alleged plagiarism o...
As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.
Though it's likely the younger Murdoch will consult his father, who still owns the majority of the company and will continue as executive chairman, on key decisions, the patriarch's departure from day-to-day management could be good news for proponents of climate change science.
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Storyful, the social news verification company that identifies UGC content for many top news organizations, which was recently acquired by News Corp...
Using tablet computers to measure a 4-year-old's social and emotional development -- and then applying those scientifically untested results to a teacher's job security -- is an invitation to corrupt the entire public school experience.
Rupert Murdoch is plotting his empire's expansion -- growth that could include purchases of Tribune Company newspapers and, reportedly, Time Inc. But will 2014 be the year that the media mogul, who's skilled at reinventing himself and burying old mistakes, is finally held to account?
Storyful, the Dublin-based start-up that verifies and manages UGC news video for many major news organizations, has been sold to News Corp for $25 mil...
The obvious question is what actions should Obama and Murdoch take, since both men were completely unaware of the illicit conduct that was taking place on their respective watches. The answer is both men did all they could do but for obvious reasons their responses could not be the same.
Fox News is its ministry of misinformation, the fake jewel of the News Corp. crown, a 24/7 purveyor of flimflam and the occasional selective truth. Look at the pounding they've given Obama's healthcare reform right from the very start.
The common refrain of media companies promoting infotainment is that they're simply giving the people the news they want. But the real revolution in news reporting is not the fluff that springs from the minds of Fox execs.
On the face of it, Disney, Fox and (a silenced due to conflict of interest issues) Comcast are acting like Miss Hulu's overprotective father who won't let his daughter get married.
History shows that if conservative papers weren't subsidized by deep-pocketed owners, they would fail in a free market. By contrast, at least until the current paradigm shift from print to online, newspapers dismissed as "liberal" had generally been thriving -- many of them under publicly owned companies.
My journalism has set out to expose the ideologues and profiteers engaged in dismantling the democratic ideals of public education. And yet, I just got hoodwinked by Joel Klein and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company he leads.
Rupert Murdoch is almost certainly the most powerful person in the most influential business on earth. And yet he is treated as a kind of innocent bystander to the criminal activity allegedly undertaken in his name.