The British press are in an uproar this weekend over the just-won’t-die story about how News International (the U.K. subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corporation, hereafter referenced as NewsCorp) “journalists” at News of the World (NotW) “hack[ed] into the mobile phone records of celebrities and public figures.” It should be news when journalists are arrested for […]
In an op-ed at his flagship Wall Street Journal today, News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch rehashed some of his recent barbs (such as claims of fair use abuses) while wrapping News Corp with the American flag. With a nod to Jay Rosen’s brilliant analysis of “information wants to be free” criticism, I tackle a few […]
Follow up to my post on the search-engine exclusive (which was linked to by AtlanticMonthly) … other interesting commentary:
In an interview with SkyNews Australia, Rupert Murdoch continued to insist that Google (and other search engines) are “stealing” his content and that newspapers should never have “given away” their content for free. And he hinted that News Corp. would soon block search engines from indexing their web sites and would successfully challenge the “fair […]
Horse’s Mouth publishes a letter from Chinese reporters at the WSJ … on why the family should resist the overture from Rupert Murdoch. Pre-blogs, not only would this have not been published … few outside of the immediate “news” family would have been talking about the takeover bid.