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Murdoch Quits News Corp. Subsidiary Boards

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of several subsidiary boards within his troubled News Corporation conglomerate, ahead of a planned company split. A corporate statement Saturday said Murdoch stepped down as director of NI Group, Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corporation Investments. It linked the move to a recent announcement that the […]

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Murdoch Quits News Corp. Subsidiary Boards

Posted July 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as director of several subsidiary boards within his troubled News Corporation conglomerate, ahead of a planned company split. A corporate statement said Murdoch stepped down as director of NI Group (formerly News International), Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corporation Investments. It linked the move to a recent announcement […]

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British Parliament: Murdoch Unfit to Lead Company

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s parliament has released a report on the phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid newspaper, saying owner Rupert Murdoch had shown willful blindness in the scandal and is not fit to run a global media company. In its report Tuesday, the bipartisan committee also said Murdoch’s News Corporation had misled parliament and tried […]

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British Parliament: Murdoch Unfit to Lead Company

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s parliament has released a report on the phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid newspaper, saying owner Rupert Murdoch had shown willful blindness in the scandal and is not fit to run a global media company. In its report Tuesday, the bi-partisan committee also said Murdoch’s News Corporation had misled parliament and tried […]

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Murdoch Denies Seeking Favors From British Leaders

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has denied accusations he used his media empire to gain favors from British prime ministers, in testimony before an inquiry examining ties between British politicians and the press. Murdoch said Wednesday in London, during an official inquiry into press ethics, that he has “never asked a prime minister for anything.” He […]

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Murdoch Pie Thrower’s Jail Sentence Reduced

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A British judge has cut the sentence of an activist who threw a shaving cream pie at Rupert Murdoch, as the media tycoon testified to British lawmakers last month on a phone-hacking scandal that rocked the country. A judge on Friday rejected an attempt by Jonathan May-Bowles to overturn his six-week jail sentence, handed down […]

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Murdoch’s Controversial Career Spans Nearly Six Decades

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The career arc of the man at the center of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch, spans nearly six decades — from his start as a reporter for Britain’s Birmingham Gazette and a copy editor for London’s Daily Express in the early 1950s, to his current incarnation as the head of News Corporation (also known […]

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