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December 3, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
News Corp.'s the Daily will expire on Dec. 15, the company announced Monday. The tablet -only periodical was the first of its kind, a newspaper that was published for the iPad alone initially. After its first year, it branched out, expanding to the Kindle Fire and other Android devices. Rupert Murdoch launched the Daily with much fanfare in February 2011. Its executive editor, Jesse Angelo, will become publisher of the New York Post, another News Corp. property. News Corp.
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February 20, 2014 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON -- A London court acquitted former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks on one of the five charges she faces in Britain's high-profile trial of seven former senior staff members and journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on charges related to an extensive phone hacking scandal. Brooks was acquitted on a count of misconduct tied to charges that she paid $6,000 in 2006 for a photograph of Prince William dressed in a bikini at a party to be published in the Sun, a Murdoch-owned tabloid she edited at the time.
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February 22, 2001 | Bloomberg News
News Corp., the global media company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said it plans to raise at least $600 million in a sale of notes. The sale could raise as much as $700 million if initial purchasers of the notes exercise options to buy more, the Sydney-based company said. It said it will use cash raised in the offering to pay debt and for "general corporate purposes." News Corp. said it expects to issue 20-year notes that holders can exchange for News Corp.
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February 6, 2014 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., beat analysts' profit estimates even though advertising revenue continued to fall. News Corp. -- which includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Times of London and HarperCollins book publishing -- released its fiscal second-quarter earnings late Thursday. It was the second earnings report at the company since it became a stand-alone entity at the end of June. "Direct comparables are awkward because the company, in its present form, did not exist a year ago," News Corp.
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January 26, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Publisher Judith Regan and the media conglomerate News Corp. announced a confidential settlement Friday in the $100-million lawsuit Regan had filed against her former employer. In a joint statement, both sides said an amicable resolution was reached, in which neither party admitted any liability. News Corp.
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March 27, 2001 | Bloomberg News
News Corp., owner of the Fox television network, said it named Michael Regan Jr., a former executive of NextWave Telecom Inc., as its senior vice president of government affairs. Regan, 40, takes over responsibility for government affairs from Robert Quicksilver, executive vice president of network distribution at News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting Co. Quicksilver will remain with the company in his current position, spokesman Andrew Butcher said.
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May 31, 2001 | Reuters
The Federal Communications Commission will take weeks to complete its review of media titan News Corp.'s bid to acquire Chris-Craft Industries Inc. to allow three new commissioners to get up to speed, the agency's chief said Wednesday. The deal lacked enough support on the previous commission to win final approval. Two Republicans, Kathleen Abernathy and Kevin Martin, and one Democrat, Michael Copps, were confirmed last week by the Senate as commissioners of the FCC, which has five seats.
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August 8, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Hughes Electronics Corp., operator of DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV broadcaster, was sued by a shareholder who wants a judge to block a possible takeover by News Corp. and order the company auctioned. News Corp., headed by Rupert Murdoch, has been in takeover talks with Hughes, a unit of General Motors Corp. EchoStar Communications Corp., the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV service with its Dish TV network, has offered to buy Hughes for about $30 billion.
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April 12, 2001 | Reuters
News Corp. has finalized a pact to sell a Salt Lake City television station to gain regulatory approval for its purchase of Chris-Craft Industries Inc., U.S. antitrust enforcers said. News Corp., which owns Fox television network and 23 U.S. television stations, had foreshadowed the sale in January when it announced that the Department of Justice had closed its investigation into the proposed $5.3-billion deal.
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September 15, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
News Corp. denied Monday that Chairman Rupert Murdoch personally pulled the plug on a TV movie project about the sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The movie was to be based on the 1994 book "Strange Justice," written by then-Wall Street Journal reporters Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Mayer now writes for the New Yorker and Abramson writes for the New York Times. News Corp.
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January 8, 2014 | By Meg James
Nearly a decade after Rupert Murdoch moved his company's corporate headquarters to New York from his native Australia, his television and film company is moving to withdraw almost completely from Australia. 21st Century Fox announced late Wednesday that it taking steps to remove its shares from trading on the Australian Securities Exchange. The move -- which is subject to the approval of Fox Class B common stockholders -- would mean that Fox shares would solely be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S.  Currently, Fox shares trade on the two separate exchanges.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll “Today's announcement is part of our ongoing agenda to simplify the operating and capital structure of our company,” Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement.
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December 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. has acquired Storyful, a start-up that finds, verifies and distributes news and videos from social media sites, to boost its online and video efforts.  The New York-based News Corp., which owns publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and the Sun, bought the Dublin, Ireland-headquartered Storyful for about $25 million, the company said on Friday.  Storyful, which calls...
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December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, 21st Century Fox and News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and veteran TV executive Brandon Stoddard. All of the honorees have proved themselves to be resilient in the face of an ever-changing entertainment landscape.
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November 19, 2013 | By Meg James
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are close to finalizing their divorce, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The estranged couple has negotiated a settlement that will bring their 14-year marriage to an end. "Rupert is very happy to have this almost behind him," said a person close to the mogul who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. PHOTOS: Highest-paid media executives of 2012 A New York judge must approve the settlement.
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November 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
  After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing. The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and Comcast's plans to sell movies through its cable boxes. Also, John Oliver is jumping from Comedy Central to HBO. Daily Dose: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission clarified its rules on foreign ownership of broadcast television and radio properties.
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November 11, 2013 | By Meg James
Louis J. Briskman plans to retire next month from his role as general counsel of CBS Corp. A mainstay of the broadcasting company, Briskman first joined CBS in 1975 when it was Westinghouse Electric Corp.  He has served as the top lawyer for four public corporations, including Aetna Inc., Group W (the broadcasting subsidiary of Westinghouse) and Westinghouse Electric.  After his stint at Aetna, Briskman rejoined CBS in September 2005, just four months before the CBS breakup with Viacom Inc.  At that point, CBS became a separate publicly traded company.
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August 15, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
News Corp. on Friday filed for the anticipated spinoff of part of its U.S. film, television and sports businesses, a move that could help Chairman Rupert Murdoch boost his company's market value. News Corp., the world's fifth-largest media company, said in late June that it planned to sell as much as 20% of Fox Entertainment Group Inc. to the public. Fox Entertainment's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission didn't disclose how much it hoped to raise in the stock sale.
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March 18, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
News Corp. agreed to buy Heritage Media Corp. for $1.35 billion in stock and assumed debt, a deal that would swallow News Corp.'s main competition in product promotions in U.S. supermarkets. The Australian media giant said it would pay $20.50 a share for Heritage, a 69% premium to Friday's closing price. News Corp., owner of Fox television, plans to sell Heritage's six television and 24 radio stations. This year, News Corp.'
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November 11, 2013 | By Meg James
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter -- its first financial reporting period as a stand-alone company -- but revenue slipped nearly 3%. News Corp. separated from the more profitable television and film assets, which became a separate company known as 21st Century Fox, on June 30.  Murdoch's publishing company faces long-term challenges as advertisers flock to online platforms, and as its vast stable of newspapers in Australia continues to get clobbered by a weak economy.
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