Posts Tagged ‘news corp’

The election campaign, the $6,000 toaster and the media beat up

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 5th, 2016 - 24 comments

In Australia in the midst of the election campaign an ordinary Australian, Duncan Storrar, talked publicly about how difficult it was to live and support his children on the minimum wage.  The response of the right through News Corp was to attack and humiliate him.

News media: shifting ground

Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, March 19th, 2013 - 12 comments

The withdrawal of News Corp from SkyNZ, & the new deal on press regulation in the UK are part of various shifts: from media moguls to financial investors, rise of the internet, & the balance between corporate media and politicians – not a fourth estate revival. [Update: tweeters/bloggers excluded]

What now for Sky TV?

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, March 4th, 2013 - 42 comments

News Corp is selling shares in NZ Sky TV.  What does these mean for the on-going decline of public broadcasting?  It is possibly part of the shift away from media moguls, and towards control of news media by bankers.

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