Rupert Murdoch

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Pre-tax losses totalled €8.97 million compared to €8.87 million a year earlier

Accumulated losses at Storyful, the Irish-founded media-gathering company owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, rose to €42 million last year. News Co(...)

Donald Trump: last week’s testing of the market suggests that he has a hard core of tens of millions of followers now fully committed to the destruction of American democracy. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

There’s an American cliché: Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes. It emerged from the advertising industry in the Mad Men era. It’s what you do (...)

New Sky Group chief executive Dana Strong, who once headed UPC Ireland. Photograph: Getty

Dana Strong has been appointed chief executive of Sky Group by its American parent company Comcast. Ms Strong, who previously headed up the Irish ope(...)

Mark Thompson, former chief executive of The New York Times, BBC director-general and Channel 4 boss. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

“The last newspaper has just gone into the wood stove,” says Mark Thompson, self-described news junkie, erstwhile BBC director-general and up until re(...)

Outgoing US president Donald Trump: there is much speculation that he could embark on some kind of media venture.  Photograph:   Getty Images

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States continues to reel from one of the most divisive presidential terms in its history. The(...)

Simon & Schuster had a string of political bestsellers in this election year,  including Mary Trump’s family memoir, Rage by Bob Woodward and Sean Hannity’s Live Free or Die. Photograph: iStock

Bertelsmann has agreed to buy Simon & Schuster for almost $2.2 billion (€1.85 billion), with the owner of Penguin Random House insisting it is “ve(...)

Rupert Murdoch at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, with Donald Trump and Murdoch’s wife Jerry Hall, in June 2016. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A “cancer on democracy” is a stark description of anybody, but former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd knows what he’s doing when he applies it to(...)

A person holds Donald Trump baby balloons in  San Francisco, California on Saturday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

We expected more of Donald Trump. An epic, Jack Nicholson-in-the-Overlook-Hotel meltdown, not just Rose Garden-variety mewling. A conspiracy with gran(...)

 Donald Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa County Elections Department office  in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

When Donald Trump supporters gathered outside a vote-counting centre in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night, they had a simple and perhaps unexpected(...)

President Donald Trump invades the inner rooms, occupies the remote cloisters of our interior selves. Photograph: Jim Rassol/AP Photo

Caitlin Moran put it perfectly on Saturday night. Interviewed by Róisín Ingle for the Irish Times’s Big Night In, she invited us to “Imagine what(...)

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