Tonight at 11:30 Australian Eastern time approx. hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the British Parliamentary House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into the Phone Hacking scandal that has engulfed the UK. If you are in Australia and want to catch News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, News International… Continue reading Australian TV & Radio Coverage Details of Murdoch’s UK Parliamentary Committee Appearance
The United Kingdom’s biggest selling newspaper is set to close this Sunday. In an unprecedented move News International Chairman James Murdoch has ordered the closure of the 168 year old News of the World (NOTW) tabloid. Despite a circulation of nearly 3 million and a readership estimated at 7.5m every Sunday, the News Corporation group… Continue reading The end of the News of the World
The Australian election may have been run but it has not yet been won. A situation not seen since the Second World War has left the Australian political environment in a state of limbo until a minority government can be formed and approved by the Governor-General. This result played into the hands of the media… Continue reading Cliffhanger election sends media into overdrive
The news started to filter out of Canberra late on Wednesday 23 June 2010 that Kevin Rudd’s Prime Ministership was under threat. By 10:15pm a spilled was called for 9am Thursday. At about 9:25am Thursday 24 June, Sky News Australia reported first that Kevin Rudd had not contested the leadership and that Julia Gillard would become Australia’s first… Continue reading Media frenzy over Rudd’s removal from office.
China’s ‘Great Firewall’ stops Chinese internet users from accessing sites deemed to be not in the best interest of the Chinese Government. News Corporation now has its own ‘Great Wall’, the ‘Great Paywall’ in a bid to engage readers and a generate new revenue schemes as the digital era takes hold. News International, the UK… Continue reading The Great Paywall of News Corporation