Tag Archives: Newscorp

Nov 2 2012

British culture versus corrupt companies: the battle for media plurality (guest blog)

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The major threat to the quality of media today isn’t the economy or trust – it’s plurality. That’s the view of top analyst Claire Enders, given in her Polis Media Agenda Talk. Polis intern Gideon Reid reports. Claire Enders began … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2012

Brown at Leveson: the politicisation of the press

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Reaction to Gordon Brown’s appearance at the Leveson inquiry has mainly consisted of political journalists expressing shock at his high moral tone and flawless recollection of a spotless past. But let’s leave the former Prime Minister’s reversioning of history and … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2012

Sun On Sunday: what price success?

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There has been a paradoxical series of responses to the Sun on Sunday’s highly successful launch, especially from more liberal commentators. These seem to break down into: 1. It’s too bland (it’s not the News of the World) 2. It … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2011

James and Rupert Murdoch: humbled but not defeated (so far)

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[This was my instant response to the hearings - a good analysis is provided by the man who has done most to pursue the phonehacking scandal - Nick Davies of the Guardian] It was clear that Newscorp were looking for … Continue reading

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Jan 25 2011

Hunt, Murdoch, Newscorp and BSkyB: A ‘brave’ decision?

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I don’t often make calls on big controversial decisions because I think my job is to observe and analyse, not gamble. It’s also because I am usually wrong [would you trust the judgement of someone with a West Ham season … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2011

Media Pluralism: How Rawls can help us think about Newscorp’s BskyB bid (guest blog)

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One of the things that has intriqued me about the arugment over the Newscorp/BSkyB bid has been the range of responses from the legalistic to the emotional. In the end Jeremy Hunt will have to show that he has acted … Continue reading

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