Murdoch custard pie over Bill of Rights

Rupert Murdoch has called for a Bill of Rights in the UK along the lines of the USA.  In fact we have two already. We have the Bill of Rights of 1689.  This created the first constitutional monarchy in the world.  It separated the powers of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive.  And it Read More

SoS from Murdoch

Advertising sellers and journalists are toiling away on the first edition of The Sun on Sunday in Wapping. The most important job is being done by the advertising sellers.  They have to persuade the advertisers that this is not the News of the World Mark II.  “It’s The Sun on Sunday (SoS)” they will have Read More

US Congress moves against “pirates”: Wikipedia protests

The US Congress is taking ”piracy” of US intellectual property seriously by proposing to attack the financial basis of foreign sites running copyright material without permission.  Two acts are in Congress to let media owners force search engines to stop linking to “pirate” sites and stop US advertisers advertising. Wikipedia offline in protest The opposition Read More

It starts with content, but how does it end?

Remember that business school cliche ? “Pony Express went bust because they thought they were in the horse and carriage business, not the transport industry.” In media this has been pertinent for years – the magazine publishers of old are now information distributors or multimedia user group hubs, for example. Reading this excellent article  about Rupert’s latest Read More