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Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.18.2016 | Media
Bill Moyers

The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns. Each pronouncement from the Sultan of Slur is treated as epic, no matter how deeply insulting, bigoted or just plain ridiculous.

'Green News Report' - October 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tide turns against climate change deniers, as even Rupert Murdoch dumps r...

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

10 Companies Accused Of Bribing Foreign Countries

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

It's sketchy business, bribing foreign officials -- sketchy enough that it's hard to believe some of America's most well-known companies have been ac...

Miller, Kilar, Karmazin, 3 Executives to Watch in 2013

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The more time I spend watching the media world evolve, the more I come to believe that there a very few number of executives who have the right mix of...

Murdoch Tweets Fat People

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.23.2013 | Media
Jeff Danziger


Why Publishers Should Hate Apps But Don't (Yet)

Cameron Yuill | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology
Cameron Yuill

It was beginning to feel like the good old days were coming back. Finally, publishers could stop giving away content for free and start making money again. Certainly they were not going to make that same mistake they had made on the Web.

Think Again: News Corp. Hacking Scandal Still Hiding in Plain Sight

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

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.

LOOK: NY Post Cartoon Depicts City Muslims As Terrorists, AP As Enablers

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

A New York Post cartoon (see below) published Saturday, February 24th portrays New York City Muslims as would-be terrorists complaining to the Associ...

Fox News Gets A Lot Of NYPD Protection

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

The NYPD provides Fox News's midtown Manhattan studios 24/7 protection, The Daily Beast reports, more than any other media organization in the city. ...

Re-Occupying Main Street

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

I believe there are analogies and lessons to be drawn from the responsible citizenship on display by demonstrators across the world, and the responsible ownership practiced by active shareholders in corporations.

The Voices of Occupy's March Against the Millionaires

Daniel Medina | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Daniel Medina


Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Outfoxed vs. Rupert Murdoch: Seven Years On

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Seven years ago, Outfoxed exposed Rupert Murdoch's top down journalism at FOX News, and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

The Murdochs Must Stop Spinning and Resign Over the Phone-hacking Scandal

Robert Greenwald | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

If their testimonies presented any information at all, it would be how much the Murdochs want to promote the spin of willful ignorance.

Rupert Murdoch's Publishing Company Attacked By Literary Agent

BBC News | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

HarperCollins' parent firm NewsCorp is under pressure in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal....

Rupert Murdoch Could Take News Corp. Private

Robert Lenzner | Posted 09.14.2011 | Media
Robert Lenzner

Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion share repurchase plan of News Corp. shares is equal to 12% of News Corp's $42 billion market cap. As the Murdoch family has 47% voting control, this $5 billion move could be the first step in taking out the public shareholders.

Moral Outrage Killed a Tabloid, but Can It Save the Climate?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

As in the Egyptian revolution, we see again the power of moral outrage to act as a spectacular catalyst for social change. So are there are lessons here for the climate movement?

British Newspapers Splash Rupert Murdoch's Media Scandal

Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

As allegations of phone hacking against Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid News of the World mounted -- resulting in the paper's shocking closure --...

Amy Lee

Myspace Collapse: How The Social Network Fell Apart | Amy Lee | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Tom's not anyone's friend anymore. Myspace, the once illustrious hub of social activity, shameless C-list celebrity boosterism, and a go-to roost for ...

Myspace Layoffs Imminent?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology

After laying off close to half its staff this January, Myspace will reportedly be continuing the cuts. According to TechCrunch, the site will fire ...

Sources: Myspace Has Just One Bidder

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

The tragic tale of once successful Myspace may finally come to an end. According to All Things Digital, an investing group including Activision Ch...

How News Corp Got Lost In Myspace

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

By Yinka Adegoke (NEW YORK) As Rupert Murdoch stepped into the Grand Ballroom of San Francisco's Palace Hotel at the Web 2.0 conference in October ...

Amy Lee

Makeover Or Shutdown: What's The Best Bet For MySpace? | Amy Lee | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology

MySpace is for sale. But is anyone willing to buy? Rebranded as an entertainment portal from its roots as a social network, MySpace's major value ...

In Defense of Progress: Pushing Back the Ideologues

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

In the hazy zone between those who see opportunity in the burgeoning green energy economy, and those reactionary ideologues trying to maintain the status quo, lies Fox News' parent company News Corporation.