Category Archives: News Corp.

The Branding of Rupert Murdoch: Unfit to Wield Media Power

by Rick Rockwell Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world and the leader of the conservative News Corp. may have received his greatest upbraiding last week.  A committee of the U.K.’s House of Commons branded him … Continue reading

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The Leveson Inquiry & the Ever Entertaining Rupert Murdoch

by Rick Rockwell The Columbia Journalism Review has decided that Rupert Murdoch didn’t so much as testify in front of the U.K.’s Leveson Inquiry last week, instead the media mogul put on a smashing performance.  No disagreement here with that … Continue reading

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Journalists & Hacking: The Scandal Grows

by Rick Rockwell The hacking scandal that has consumed British journalism added a few new pages this past week.  Increasingly, James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to be realizing he may be the fall guy. This … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Hacking

by Rick Rockwell The British media provided an interesting window in the past week to glimpse into the complex world of hacking.  While media vilified those arrested and accused in the on-going News of the World hacking scandal that threatens … Continue reading

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The BBC Sells Out to Public Relations

by Dan Gordon Special to Sutradhar’s Market Earlier this month, Britain’s The Independent noted that the BBC was broadcasting a television apology to 74 million of its viewers around the world.   The BBC, touted by many Americans who consider themselves … Continue reading

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