The power and vulnerability of Rupert Murdoch

This has been a big, bumpy month for the Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corporation, marked by: UK Government approval to acquire the 61% of pay tv operator BskyB he does not already ... Continue Reading →

UK dailies pay future price for a glorious past

Britons are proud of their national newspapers, even those who no longer read one. The country, whose pioneering railway network helped to create a host of newspapers that reached all ... Continue Reading →

Gina Rinehart may soon be world’s richest person – and is into media

Australians frequently refer to their nation’s “two speed” economy, which emphasises the commodities boom that has kept recession away for 20 years and counting. It ... Continue Reading →

Who said print media was dead?

Let’s get it straight: newspapers and magazines will not be killed off by online media. But there will certainly be some deaths. Many titles will eventually close, many more will ... Continue Reading →

Paper chase… or rush for the exit?

This is either the silly season when the UK news media look for singing dogs or eggs being fried on unseasonally hot London pavements. Or it may be the  perfect time for catch-up media ... Continue Reading →