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  1. News Corporation - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation
    • History
    • Shareholders
    • Annual Conference
    • Political Donations
    • Corporate Governance
    • Office of The Chairman
    • Final Holdings
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    News Corp was created in 1980 by Rupert Murdoch, as a holding company for News Limited. News Limited was created in 1923 in Adelaide, funded by the Collins House mining empire for the purpose of publishing anti-union propaganda; subsequently the controlling interest was bought by The Herald and Weekly Times. In 1949, Sir Keith Murdoch took control of The Adelaide News. When he died in 1952, his son Rupert inherited a controlling interest in an Adelaide afternoon tabloid, The News. News Limited operates today as News Corporation's Australian brand, The Australian operating out of Surry Hills, in Sydney.

    In August 2005, the Murdoch family owned only about 29% of the company of which as of June 2013 had been diluted to around 17%. However, nearly all of these shares were voting shares which currentl...
    Another major stakeholder has been Al-Waleed bin Talal, of the Saudi Royal Family. In 1997, Time reported that Al-Waleed owned about five percent of News Corporation. In 2010, Alwaleed's stake in N...

    News Corporation organises an annual management conference, discussing media issues related to geopolitics. Attendees include News Corporation executives, senior journalists, politicians and celebrities. Previous events were in Cancún, Mexico, and the Hayman Islandoff the coast of Australia. The events are private and secretive, there are no records available for the agenda or talks given at the conferences, and no uninvited journalists are permitted access. The 2006 event in Pebble Beach, California was led by Rupert Murdoch. According to a copy of the agenda leaked to the Los Angeles Times and other media accounts, issues discussed related from Europe to broadcasting and new media, terrorism to the national policy. The event included speeches from Murdoch, Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bono, Al Gore, Senator John McCain and Bill Clinton while Israel's President, Shimon Peres, appeared on a panel named "Isla...

    In anticipation of US midterm elections, News Corporation donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June 2010. The move was criticised by Democrats, who said this was evidence of News Corporation's news outlets conservative leanings (see Fox News Channel controversies). The Democratic Governors Association also criticised the donation and demanded more transparency in the reporting by News Corporation companies. DGA head Nathan Daschle wrote to the chairman of News Corporation company Fox News, Roger Ailes: "In the interest of some fairness and balance, I request that you add a formal disclaimerto your coverage any time any of your programs covers governors or gubernatorial races between now and election day." Around the same time, News Corporation also donated $1 million to the United States Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber aggressively supported the Republican effort to retake Congress in 2010.This donation and an earlier $1 million contribution that News Corpo...

    The company's Board of Directors consisted of 16 individuals at the time of its break up: 1. Rupert Murdoch(Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer) 2. José María Aznar(Former Prime Minister of Spain) 3. Natalie Bancroft(Director) 4. Peter Barnes 5. James W. Breyer 6. Chase Carey(President and Chief Operating Officer) 7. Elaine Chao 8. David F. DeVoe(Chief Financial Officer) 9. Viet Dinh 10. Sir Roderick Ian Eddington 11. Joel I. Klein(Executive Vice President) 12. James Murdoch(Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Europe & Asia) 13. Lachlan Murdoch 14. Álvaro Uribe(Former President of Colombia) 15. Stanley S. Shuman (Director Emeritus) 16. Arthur M. Siskind(Director Emeritus, Senior Advisor to the Chairman)

    List of companies and businesses owned by News Corporation prior to its formal split on June 28, 2013. All media and broadcasting assets, except media assets owned by News Limited, now belong to The Walt Disney Company and Fox Corporation (successors to 21st Century Fox), its legal successors. Meanwhile, newspapers and other publishing assets, including media assets under News Limited, were spun off as a new News Corp.

    News Corporation companies grouped at OpenCorporates
    Records of political donations at Opensecrets.org
    News Corp at Bloomberg Businessweek
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