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James Murdoch steps down as head of News International

3 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

James Murdoch, son of News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch and head of News International, has stepped down as executive chairman of the embattled British newspaper division, the company announced on Wednesday. His resignation comes on the heels of the growing U.K. investigation into News International's phone-hacking activities, and less than a week after the [...]

How James Murdoch's Purchase of Sky Will Fulfill his Mogul Destiny

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Last month, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox announced it would buy the 61 percent of British satellite television company Sky that it does not already own for almost $15 billion. This consolidation of one of the biggest media companies...Show More Summary

James Murdoch on Criticisms of Fox: We Have a News Team That’s ‘Absolutely Fair and Balanced’

last monthNews : Mediaite

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch this week took on the question of Fox News' "fair and balanced" slogan during Business Insider's Ignition conference.

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch pressed on whether Fox News is really 'fair and balanced'

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch defended Fox News' "fair and balanced" slogan on Tuesday, drawing a distinction between the network's news shows and primetime opinion programming. During an interview at Business Insider's annual IGNITION...Show More Summary

James Murdoch says Fox News did a good job in transitioning from Roger Ailes

On Monday, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch gave his father an "A+" in handling Fox News after the departure of Roger Ailes, saying Rupert Murdoch "rolled up his sleeves and kept the show on the road." Speaking at the UBS 44th Annual...Show More Summary

James Murdoch: Fox News Will Be “Strong” In 2017 Despite Tough Election Year Comps

Fox CEO James Murdoch gave Fox News a post-election vote of confidence, calling its prospects for 2017 “strong,” at an investor gathering today. Although news ratings have dropped since the election, and “are likely to be harder” inShow More Summary

Warner Bros. Chief Says It’s “Imperative” To Offer New Movies To Home Viewers

Fox CEO James Murdoch isn’t the only studio owner pushing hard to offer new movies to home viewers in the period when theaters insist on showing them exclusively. Warner Bros. also considers it an “imperative” to “offer consumers more...Show More Summary

Fox CEO Rejects “Scale For Scale’s Sake” Following AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Fox doesn’t believe it has to look for a merger partner to help it keep up with AT&T and Time Warner, CEO James Murdoch told analysts today in a quarterly conference call that only lasted a half hour — not the usual full hour. “Scale for scale's sake is not something that we think should be pursued,” he says. Show More Summary

New Report Says Murdoch Sons Playing ‘Pivotal Role’ in Getting Megyn Kelly to Stay

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Another report giving us insight into the behind-the-scenes dealings at Fox News reveals just how committed James and Lachlan Murdoch are playing a "pivotal role" in getting Megyn Kelly to renew her contract before it's up next year...

9 of the Most High-Profile and Dangerous Climate Deniers

Click here for reuse options! Donald Trump, James Inhofe and Rupert Murdoch are among the prominent climate deniers engaged in a deliberate misinformation campaign. Earlier this month, my co-author Tom Toles (the Pulitzer-winning editorial...Show More Summary

AMC Rips NATO In Org’s James Murdoch Spat: “Condescending And Gratuitous”

Adam Aron, CEO and President, AMC Entertainment has weighed in on the spat between the National Association of Theatre Owners and Fox CEO James Murdoch: "The theatrical window is a longstanding industry practice that has benefited studios, theatres and moviegoers. Show More Summary

James Murdoch paid $26 million in first year leading Fox parent

Three Murdochs were among the top-paid executives at Twenty-First Century Fox last year. Rupert Murdoch remained the company’s highest-paid boss, with $34.6 million, followed by Vice-Chairman... To view the full story, click the title link.

Rupert & James Murdoch’s Compensation Grew In 2015

21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch saw his annual compensation rise almost 25% compared with fiscal-year 2015, with a total package of $34.6 million. He made $27.9 million in 2015, when he also was CEO. His son James Murdoch, in his first year as the new CEO, was $26.4 million. Show More Summary

NATO Chief To James Murdoch: “Get The Record Straight” On Theater Exclusivity

Fox CEO James Murdoch needs to “take some time to learn how [the movie business] works” National Association of Theatre Owners CEO John Fithian says today in a note to Deadline, picking up a gauntlet that Murdoch threw down yesterday. The...Show More Summary

James Murdoch Warns Fox Will Fight Movie Theaters’ “Crazy” Restrictions

Theater owners had better brace themselves for a new round of skirmishes over their exclusive access to new movies. “We have to think about these crazy hold backs that theater owners put in place — these blackout periods,” Fox CEO James Murdoch told an investor gathering today. Show More Summary

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