Tag: News Corp

China Suspected in Hack of Journalists at News Corp.

Digital intruders broke into News Corp. email accounts and compromised the data of an unspecified number of journalists, the company disclosed Friday. The media firm’s internet security adviser said the hack was likely aimed at gathering intelligence for Beijing’s benefit. News Corp., which publishes the Wall Street Journal, said the breach was discovered in late…


News Corp to Acquire the Base Chemicals Business for $295 Million Cash

News Corp agreed to acquire the Base Chemicals business for $295 million cash from S&P Global Inc. and IHS Markit Ltd. Base Chemicals will become part of Dow Jones’s Professional Information Business, alongside OPIS, the energy and renewables data and information business. The OPIS acquisition (and related assets), also from S&P Global and IHS Markit, was announced in…


Murdoch Accuses Facebook, Google of Censoring Conservative Voices

Rupert Murdoch has accused tech giants Google and Facebook of silencing conservative voices on their platforms and has called for “significant reform” and transparency around digital advertising supply chains. “What we have seen in the past few weeks about the practices at Facebook and Google surely reinforces the need for significant reform,” the News Corp…


Piers Morgan to Present Global Show on Rupert Murdoch’s New Channel, TalkTV

Piers Morgan is set to work with Rupert Murdoch once again after signing a global deal with News Corp and FOX News Media, the company announced on Sept.16. In a statement, Piers said he was thrilled to be returning to News Corp, the place where he first launched his career over 30 years ago and where Murdoch also…


Turnbull Claims News Corp Is Australia’s Most Powerful Political Actor

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has claimed News Corp’s role in Australian politics is too powerful, and the media giant must be held to account while speaking at the federal Senate inquiry into media diversity in Australia on April 12. Turnbull, who was recently dropped as the head of the New South Wales (NSW)…


Facebook Reaches Content Deal With News Corp

Facebook has reached a pay deal with legacy media corporation News Corp, three weeks after the Australian government passed its “world-first” media payment law. In a statement on Tuesday, News Corp said it had reached a multi-year deal with Facebook to provide news for payment from newspapers The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The…


Facebook VP Nick Clegg Defends Tech Giant’s Australian News Ban

Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs has defended the tech giant’s Australian news ban, saying it was “legally necessary” to do so before impending media payment laws were legislated through the country’s Parliament. Clegg, who is a former deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, wrote in a blog just hours after the news ban was…


News Corp Latest to Make Deal With Google in Australia Push

CANBERRA, Australia—Google is striking deals in Australia to pay for journalism but Facebook is vowing to restrict news sharing as Australian lawmakers consider forcing digital giants into payment agreements. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced a wide-ranging deal with Google Wednesday. Major Australian media organization Seven West Media reached a deal earlier, its rival Nine Entertainment…