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Murdoch's Unrivaled Hold On The Australian Press

Between 6 and 7 of every 10 copies of national and metro papers sold in Australia are owned by News Ltd., News Corp.'s Australian newspaper arm. There is pride in the global success of a local boy, but cynicism, too.
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The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia

News Corp., one of the world's major media powers, owns The Wall Street Journal and Fox News. In Britain, its powerful newspaper arm is at the heart of phone hacking and police bribery scandals. The driving force behind the company is its octogenarian chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose story began in Australia.
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Peabody Awards: NPR Among Honorees

Coverage of foster care for Native American children, the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the Arab Spring was recognized. Other organizations receiving awards include the BBC, CNN and Japan's NHK.
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Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up,' But Current TV Had Problems

The TV host offers something of a mea culpa that's also a youa culpa in explaining why things went wrong at his latest show.
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Murdoch Resigns From British Satellite TV Giant

James Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting. News Corp has long sought control of the profitable broadcaster. But the involvement of News Corp executives in the tabloid phone-hacking scandals has called into question the company's fitness to run BSkyB.
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James Murdoch Steps Down From British Broadcaster

James Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting or BSkyB. News Corp has long sought control of the very profitable broadcaster. But the involvement of News Corp executives in the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandals has called into question the company's fitness to run BSkyB.
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The Trayvon Martin Story And The Media

After 911 tapes were released, the story of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, received a flurry of national attention. Much of the subsequent news coverage is focused not on the case itself, but the narrative constructed by the media.

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