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Leak at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp spreads the pain around

News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch.

Anne Davies 12:15am For media companies, leaks are an important part of journalism.

Press Council chairman Julian Disney pulls out of adjudicating News Corp complaints

Julian Disney

SAFFRON HOWDEN 7:36pm The chairman of Australia's main print media watchdog will no longer be involved in adjudicating any complaints against publications belonging to the nation's biggest print media company, News Corp.


David Leckie resigns as director of Seven

David Leckie

Chris Jenkins 6:55pm Seven West Media director David Leckie has resigned his post but will stay on as a consultant to billionaire Kerry Stokes' conglomerate.


Nine, Fairfax Media close in on $100m video streaming deal

Channel Nine, Fairfax TV deal on the table.

Sarah Thompson, James Chessell and Jake Mitchell 5:20pm Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media are close to forming a $100 million video streaming service, signalling a closer relationship between the two companies and underscoring how subscription movies and television has become the new battleground in Australia media.

Fairfax Media recognised for excellence at PANPA awards

Mercy Daguil and her daughter Andrei Michael 5 months of age in the village of Lat-Osan.

The Sydney Morning Herald chief photographer Brendan Esposito's pictures of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines have been recognised with a prestigious news award.

Village Roadshow welcomes looming Hoyts float

Madeleine Heffernan Cinema and theme park operator Village Roadshow said it welcomed the planned sharemarket float of rival Hoyts, as it forecast "strong" theme park attendances and growth in cinema exhibition this financial year.

News Corp Australia chief Julian Clarke plays down poor results

AFR. (L-R) CEO of News Corp Australia Julian Clarke and CEO of Fairfax Media Greg Hywood answer questions at the Future Forum held on the 21st of August 2014. Photo Dominic Lorrimer AFR. (L-R) CEO of News Corp Australia Julian Clarke and CEO of Fairfax Media Greg Hywood answer questions at the Future Forum held on the 21st of August 2014. Photo Dominic Lorrimer

Dominic White News Corporation Australia chief executive Julian Clarke has sought to shrug off a leaked internal document which showed The Australian haemorrhaged $27 million in the year to June 2013, saying that the “trend lines are looking good” for the company.


News Corp threatens ‘action’ over leaked accounts

News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch.

Dominic White, Madeleine Heffernan Rival media organisations that publish contents from leaked internal documents could face legal action.

Kim Williams says poor News Corp figures are not his fault

Kim Williams

Madeleine Heffernan The poor financial health of News Corp Australia's newspapers has been exposed by the release of confidential documents showing continuing losses at its flagship publication The Australian, diving profits for its tabloids, and swingeing job cuts.


Australian newspapers dragging down News Corp

“The accounts raise the question of how long the rest of the News Corp empire can carry the underperforming Australian newspapers business.”

MICHAEL PASCOE It’s now clear why News Corp doesn’t break out the profitability of its Australian newspapers – there may not be any.


Clive Palmer takes media potshot at Rupert Murdoch with rival publication plan

Clive Palmer wants to take on Rupert Murdoch on his own turf.

Madeleine Heffernan Mining billionaire turned politician Clive Palmer is taking his antagonistic relationship with Rupert Murdoch's The Australian newspaper to a new level by registering a rival publication.


News Corp reveals phone-hacking costs

News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Madeleine Heffernan The UK phone-hacking saga cost Rupert Murdoch's News Corp $US551 million ($590.6 million) in legal and professional fees over the the three years to June, its preliminary final report shows.

Investors back Optus strategy as revenue and profit continue to fall

Optus lost 126,000 mobile subscribers in the past 12 months. It now has 9.4 million subscribers.

SALLY ROSE Optus is hoping that investment in better network coverage and marketing will help it win back mobile customers and finally turn the tide on nearly two years of declining revenue.


Media's old men could be keeping the new breed at bay

News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Alex Sherman There's a reason the tech companies haven't made a bet into traditional media content yet.


STW grows net profit 1.2pc in tough ad market

Jake Mitchell STW Group reported half-year net profit growth of 1.2 per cent to $19 million as it fights


Stayz sale helps Fairfax to $224m profit

Fairfax Media has reported a full-year profit of $224.4 million.

Dominic White and Max Mason Sale of holiday website Stayz has helped Fairfax move into the black.


Telstra takes controlling stake of Ooyala

Telstra chief executive David Thodey said Ooyala is one of the fastest-growing personalised video platform companies.

David Ramli and Max Mason Telstra has continued its push into digital media, taking a controlling stake in video streaming and analytics provider Ooyala.


Digital platforms push up Fairfax readership

Fairfax's Sydney Morning Herald remains Australia's most-read publication.

Jake Mitchell The country’s major newspapers have grown their readership levels over the past year, as declining print sales were offset by surging digital engagement.

Malcolm Turnbull tests regulation reform with media bosses

Turnbull unplugged  (Thumbnail)

Dominic White Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will pressure test his proposals to rip up regulation of the media industry in a series of high powered one-on-one meetings with the country’s top media chief executives beginning this week


Why the Qantas media team needs you

Qantas has boosted its investment in social media engagement following the QF32 incident in 20120.

Su-Lin Tan Companies no longer have the luxury of hours to deal with crises because there is a demand for instant updates when things go awry – so Qantas is looking to its customers to help it out.


'Let me be clear: we are done'; Fox says Time Warner bid over

'Walked away': Rupert Murdoch says the Time Warner bid is over.

Dominic White Rupert Murdoch says his 21st Century Fox has made a “resolute decision” to walk away from its $US80 billion bid for rival Time Warner.


Beyond Time Warner: Murdoch's Greatest Misses

A young Manchester United fan hung from a

William Alden In the deal-making annals of Rupert Murdoch, the victories may be better-remembered than the defeats.


Rupert Murdoch's next move divides investors

News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch in Sydney in July.

Dominic White and Madeleine Heffernan Investors are divided about whether Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has really given up on buying US entertainment rival Time Warner, or has turned its sights elsewhere.

Debt fears haunt Rupert Murdoch but 21st Century Fox is in mood for expansion

Malcolm Maiden dinkus

MALCOLM MAIDEN Rupert Murdoch has not forgotten News Corp's near death experience in the early 1990s, but Fox is clearly in an expansionary mood.


Seven's Kerry Stokes looks at buying radio stations

Kerry Stokes with AOC President John Coates.

Jake Mitchell Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes says it is possible the free-to-air television, digital, newspaper and magazine company could own a radio network before the end of its newly-signed deal to broadcast the next three Olympics Games.


Seven Network wins rights to Olympic Games

The new deal includes online and radio rights.

Madeleine Heffernan Channel Seven will broadcast the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the next Winter Games.


News Corp, Foxtel spruik legal content site amid piracy debate

Australians are among the biggest digital pirates per capita.

Madeleine Heffernan Guide to sourcing legal content comes as the government proposes forcing internet service providers to stop users illegally downloading.


Mi9 chief Mark Britt leaves for Patrick Grove's Catcha Group

Mark Britt is set to join Patrick Grove's Catcha Group.

Jake Mitchell Mark Britt will leave his role as chief executive of Nine Entertainment Co's digital arm Mi9 to head a division of Patrick Grove's Catcha Group.


REA invests $106m in Asian online business iProperty

iProperty group chairman Patrick Grove.

Jake Mitchell Classifieds giant REA Group has paid $106 million for 17.2 per cent of iProperty Group, an online property business that operates in South East Asia.

The Bolt Report to stay, says Ten

Media man: The Bolt Report will continue to 2015.

Madeleine Heffernan After a shaky start, The Bolt Report will return to Channel Ten in 2015.

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