— WSJ.com, subscription-free under Murdoch? The Wall Street Journal website has posted a partial transcript of a 90-minute interview with Rupert Murdoch, the man aiming to take over the Journal’s parent company, Dow Jones. That takeover now appears to be just a matter of time, as acknowledged in the introduction to the transcript: Since his […]
Note: The AFP headline below is a bit misleading. The sale proposal relates to all of Dow Jones, not just its flagship newspaper, the Wall Street Journal. But still an interesting story… Double-click the > arrow at top of story to read more.
How did the once-mighty Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, end up in Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans? Here’s part of the story, from former Journal reporter Dean Starkman: …soon after I arrived in 1996, [Publisher Peter] Kann’s board announced a $650 million plan to fix Telerate, internally called “Rolling Thunder,” which inevitably became […]
Rupert Murdoch’s record as proprietor of newspapers in Britain and the US may undermine his assurances of editorial continuity for his latest takeover target, the Wall Street Journal. David Carr, writing at nytimes.com, assesses the media mogul’s actions, as well as his words, and looks to his possible intentions for the Journal: There is business […]