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It's Time the Justice Dept. Got Serious About Hacking Allegations by Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire

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So it turns out that when Rupert Murdoch told MPs here looking into the phone hacking scandal that it was “the most humble day of my life,” he didn’t really mean it. Had his fingers crossed behind his back.

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Twitter Evolving Into News Organisation

"There isn't a right or a wrong way" for public sector leaders to use new technology like Twitter.

It looks like Twitter is planning to move into news and journalism. A new job posting has appeared seeking applicants for a new 'head of news' position with the company.

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New York Times Hypocrisy

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NYT's attempts to set the record straight are duplicitous. They come too late to matter. On May 26, 2004, Times editors headlined "The Times and Iraq," saying...

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Bad Press Pays: Murdoch’s Profits Double

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While the mainstream media are reporting about how much money Rupert Murdoch lost over the phone hacking scandal, the headlines do not reflect the full picture. The scandal has not damaged Murdoch in the slightest, in fact it's been very good for business. Despite cashing out $56m on the scandal, Murdoch's News Corporation have announced that profits have more than doubled compared to the previous year, bringing total profits to $9.5bn.

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Hacking-inquiry police ‘were thrilled to meet celebrities’

Yorkshire Post | Police officers investigating phone hacking viewed the inquiry as “a bit of a jolly” and were excited about meeting celebrities, a senior detective claimed yesterday. Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn told Southwark Crown Court that she feared ...

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How British Control Freaks Exploited a Scandal To Impose Press Regulations

J.D. Tuccille, Reason | In a fascinating piece for the spiked review of books, Mick Hume finds strong clues as to the source not only of Britain‘s sudden push for press regulation but also the details of the rules proposed by ...

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Think Media Consolidation Is Good for Journalism? Think Again

Josh Stearns, Common Dreams | The Federal Communications Commission is pushing a plan to gut its 30-year-old newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban. This proposal would allow one company to own a local paper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in ...

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The Matrix-like reality created by our media

Why the Washington Post killed the story of Murdoch’s bid to buy the US presidency Jonathan Cook |  Carl Bernstein, of “All the President’s Men” fame, has arevealing commentary in theGuardian today, though revealing not entirely in a way he appears to understand. Bernstein highlights ...

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Paul Craig Roberts: Agenda Driven News

Paul Craig Roberts, rinf.com | I have known for a long time that US news is agenda-driven. Tonight (December 18) I was made aware of the extent to which agenda-driven US news drives the news of the rest of the ...

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Media corporations: too big to fail?

As with the banking system, Britain needs to shake up the way its media works as a whole: nothing less can tackle the unaccountable power of the industry giants. The news that Swiss bank UBS has been fined nearly £1 billion for ...

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