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Premier League clips win will prompt The Sun to go behind paywall

If there was ever a question whether The Sun website would go behind a paywall, like sister title The Times, then News Internationals’  scooping of the Premier League football  mobile and internet highlights has surely put this to bed.

Quite simply this is a now a no-brainer for New International: it will happen. Read more on Premier League clips win will prompt The Sun to go behind paywall…

Fawlty Towers or FT? There is little honour amongst national newspapers


So the newspapers finally have their scalp and James Murdoch has quit his role as chairman of BSKYB after a blizzard of negative publicity from rival newspaper publishers, as well as other media.

No doubt the champagne corks would have been quietly popping yesterday at a number of national newspapers at the news of Murdoch’s decsion to stand down as chairman of the pay-TV broadcaster, before their thoughts turned to the more pressing concern as to how make money out of the bloody internet and ensure their own survival. Read more on Fawlty Towers or FT? There is little honour amongst national newspapers…

Murdoch: reaction from the web to Hunt’s BSkyB decision

According to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 Andrew Neil put it like this: Rupert Murdoch “would have sold his granny to get the rest of BSkyB” says

News International finds ‘lost’ emails that promise fresh evidence in hacking case

The Independent is reporting today that a file of emails has come to light from executives at News International. The emails date from the height of the phone-hacking scandal and what is significant is that these emails were previously reported as “lost” following a botched data transfer. Funny that.

The emails, which weren’t previously available to police, have been found as Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business comes under intense scrutiny as a fresh investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World gets underway. Read more on News International finds ‘lost’ emails that promise fresh evidence in hacking case…

Hunt gives Murdoch BSkyB get out of competition jail for free card

If you were under the impression that the Tory-led government was not in hock to Rupert Murdoch’s vote winning news empire then it might be time to think again.

This morning culture and media secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated he will consider undertakings in lieu from Murdoch’s News Corporation which if accepted would mean its proposed takeover of BSkyB (pdf) would not have to be referred to the Competition Commission. Funnily enough this decision has been met with widespread derision. Read more on Hunt gives Murdoch BSkyB get out of competition jail for free card…

News Corp says it might sell Sky News

The FT is reporting this morning that News Corporation has told the government that it might be prepared to sell-off Sky News as a concession in order to avoid a lengthy review of its bid to take full control BSkyB.

The paper quotes familiar with talks between Rupert Murdoch’s media business and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport saying that off loading BSKYB’s news operation, Sky News, was one option. Read more on News Corp says it might sell Sky News…

Tablets the new printing presses – Murdoch’s The Daily

David Carr and Brian Stelter at the New York Times talk about Rupert Murdoch’s planned iPad-only newspaper, due out in 2011. News Corporation is backing The Daily with a $30m budget. Read more on Tablets the new printing presses – Murdoch’s The Daily…

Should media owners be able to make political donations?

Of course they shouldn’t. Like, durrrr. There’s rules against this sort of thing aren’t there?

Well, not in the US where Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has given $1m to an interest group that is leading the attack on Democratic candidates ahead of November’s mid-term elections. Read more on Should media owners be able to make political donations?…

Kay Burley called “dim” and a “liar”by phone hack MP

Labour’s Chris Bryant MP, who tabled a motion supported by the government for a new inquiry into phone hacking, has called Sky News presenter “dim” and a “liar” as the two clashed in a live TV interview.

Read more on Kay Burley called “dim” and a “liar”by phone hack MP…

Andy Coulson knew all about phone hacking says New York Times

Andy Coulson might not be long for Number 10 if the phone hacking allegations in The New York Times are true. The paper says he knew all about it.