'Murdoch runs News Corp. like a wholly owned family candy store'


The $675 million deal for News Corp. to buy Shine Group -- majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch's daughter, Elisabeth -- is the most recent example of that, says Allan Sloan. "This deal is a payday of about $300 million for Elisabeth and her trusts, owners of a combined 53.5 percent of Shine's stock."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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