Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and CEO
News Corporation

As chairman and CEO of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch commands what may be the world's most powerful media empire, spanning movie studios, television networks, newspapers and a growing stable of Internet properties, including the wildly popular MySpace social network. In 2007, he purchased Dow Jones, which owns The Wall Street Journal and wsj.com, as well as this conference and its associated Web site, AllThingsD.com. Mr. Murdoch, an Australian by birth and an American citizen, is a graduate of Oxford University and a canny, outspoken and often controversial business executive. He has a personal passion for news and a deep interest in the transition from traditional print and broadcast forms of journalism to digital formats.

Posts With Rupert Murdoch

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.
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The Disequilibrium of Power: How Retransmission Consent Went So Wrong, and How to Fix It

Local broadcast retransmission consent legislation was never intended to fund NFL rights acquisition and prime-time network programming.
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Meet Vice Media Boss Shane Smith, Rupert Murdoch’s “Wild” New Pal

Why does 21st Century Fox think Vice is worth $1.4 billion? Watch this interview.
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Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce

News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, in New York State Supreme Court Thursday morning, citing as grounds “that the relationship has broken down irretrievably,” spokespeople for Mr. Murdoch confirmed.

QOTD: And the Buyer’s Remorse Lingers On

Look out Facebook! Hours spent participating per member dropping seriously. First really bad sign as seen by crappy MySpace years ago.

Rupert Murdoch, still steamed about that whole MySpace thing, tweets a warning to Facebook

Henry Blodget Is Quietly Planning a Stunning Return to Wall Street

Secrets revealed! A bit! In Ken Auletta’s New Yorker profile!
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Some More Inconvenient Truths (Including Spider Goats): Al Gore Talks About “The Future” at SXSW

Live from Austin, Texas, it’s the man who brought you the Internet. (Really, he did, along with others.)
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Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle.)

After all, it worked, more or less, for AOL and Time Warner Cable. Alas, Time Inc. is a different story.
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News Corp. Says Publishing Unit Lost Money

The media conglomerate, which plans to separate its entertainment businesses from its publishing businesses into two separate listed stocks next year, said the publishing company would have reported a net loss of $2.08 billion in the year through June 30 if it had been a stand-alone company.

News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

Official cause of death: The News Corp. corporate split. The real problem: A flawed concept.
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News Corp.’s IGN Head Roy Bahat Leaves

News Corp. Explains Its Big Split