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Murdoch survives attempt to dethrone him at News Corp

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Using contentious barbs and comedic relief, Rupert Murdoch deflected attempts by angry investors to remove him as chairman of his News Corp empire at the company’s annual meeting on Friday. The 80-year-old media baron survived what was effectively a no-confidence vote and also…

Murdoch says ‘no excuse’ for phone-hacking scandal

LOS ANGELES — News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch told angry shareholders on Friday that there was “simply no excuse” for the phone-hacking scandal in Britain and vowed to “put things right.” “We cannot just be a profitable company, we must be a principled company,” Murdoch said in his opening…

News Corp. settles with murdered girl’s family for $3.17 million

LONDON (Reuters) – News International said on Friday it had agreed to pay the family of murdered British schoolgirl Milly Dowler two million pounds ($3.17 million) over phone hacking claims. Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of parent company News Corp, will personally donate another million pounds to charities chosen by the…

Investor group to vote against Murdochs at NewsCorp AGM

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s campaign to keep control of News Corporation suffered a fresh blow on Friday after another key shareholder group called for his eviction from the board of the embattled media company. Hermes Equity Ownership Services (HEOS) the shareholder advisory service affiliated to Britain’s largest pension fund,…

Shuttered News of the World sales go to charity

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch’s News International is to donate 2.8 million pounds ($4.4 million) from the last edition of theNews of the World, it said on Tuesday, as it set out how it had handled the closure of the tabloid at the center of a phone-hacking scandal. Tom Mockridge, the chief executive…

Uncomfortable truths of Murdoch hacking scandal exposed in new play

A small experimental theatre in London has beaten Hollywood to produce the first artistic interpretation of the explosive News of the World hacking scandal using the hacked voicemails of volunteers. Theatre503 in Battersea, south London, invited six members of the public to surrender their voicemails for its new show, “Hacked”,…

Fox remains unyielding in ‘Simpsons’ voice actor pay dispute

WASHINGTON — The voice behind the greedy Mr Burns said Friday he offered to take a 70 percent cut in pay to keep “The Simpsons” on the air, only for Fox Television to reject his proposal. Harry Shearer is among voice cast members locked in a contract dispute with Fox,…

News Corp. sets up staff hotline to report ‘illegal activity’

News International, a branch of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp., has set up a dedicated line for journalists and other staff of the media conglomerate to report “illegal activity”. According to The Independent, the hotline is available “24 hours a day, 365 days a year” to employees, who are, according…

UK activists call for board shake-up at News Corp

LONDON (Reuters) – British pension funds should oppose the re-election of James Murdoch to News Corp’s board to draw a line under the hacking scandal that has engulfed the company, a shareholder activist body said Thursday. The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, whose members have combined assets of 100 billion…

Ex-NOTW reporter claims unfair dismissal

The News of the World’s ex-chief reporter, who was arrested over the phone-hacking row, is taking Rupert Murdoch’s News International to a tribunal claiming unfair dismissal, officials said on Wednesday. News International, the British newspaper arm of Murdoch’s US-based News Corporation empire, said it would “vigorously” contest Neville Thurlbeck’s claim that he was sacked…

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