News Corp. 4Q beats estimates; Murdoch vows to remain CEO

Associated Press

Excluding a $254 million loss on the sale of Myspace, News Corp.'s adjusted earnings came to 36 cents per share, beating the 30 cents expected by analysts. Revenue grew 11 percent to $8.96 billion, which also beat expectations for revenue of $8.51 billion. Rupert Murdoch said that the company is "acting decisively in the [phone-hacking] matter and will do whatever is necessary to prevent something like this from ever occurring again." He vowed to investors on a conference call that he'll remain CEO. || Dylan Stableford and Peter Kafka live-blogged Murdoch's earnings call. Stableford notes: "After taking 33 minutes of questions from Wall Street analysts, Murdoch + News Corp. allow the media exactly 3 minutes." || Read News Corp.'s press release.

Nick Rizzo

And now Rupe's yelling at @davidfolkenflik that Dinh is a completely independent director.

> Earlier: Board member Dinh has personal ties to the Murdoch family

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    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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