L.achlan Murdoch’s week kicked off Monday with depositions in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News, with the News Corp co-chairs hosting a special party for media and political leaders at their Bellevue Hill mansion in east Sydney. finished.
Media scion and his ex-model wife Sarah’s whirlwind life is likely made possible by owning a private jet.
Robert Thomson, Global Head of Newscorp, was among the guests at Shindig, but like former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, he was able to escape cameramen waiting outside.
After Christopher Dore leaves, Thomson is in Australia to secure a board meeting and a new Australian editor-in-chief. Editor Michelle Gunn, who is running for editor-in-chief, arrives with Greg Sheridan, the paper’s foreign editor.
With his testimony as Fox’s chief executive officer, Mr. Lachlan can focus on preparing a pre-Christmas arbitration in his other lawsuit against Mr. Crikey for defamation.
He’s taking an independent news site owned by Private Media to court over an article that named the Murdoch family as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the January 6th Capitol riots. His barrister, Sue Chrisantou, was among the guests at Le Manoir, along with News Corp Australia CEO Michael Miller, Sky News presenters Peter Stefanovic, Shari Markson, I interacted with Laura Jaze, Rita Panahi, Paul Murray, and Andrew Bolt.
We couldn’t help but notice that Shadow Communications Minister Sarah Henderson won the invitation.
Lachlan’s 91-year-old father, Rupert Murdoch, will attend the Dominion case depositions on December 13 and 14 via video link.
Australian actor Toni Collette has announced that she is divorcing her husband hours after the Daily Mail Australia published a photo of Dave Garafassi kissing another woman on Bondi Beach.
In June, Rebel Wilson was forced to come out after the Sydney Morning Herald gave her a deadline to answer questions about her relationships with women.
Like Wilson, who used Instagram to say he was dating a woman, Colette explained on social media that he had broken up with Galafasi.
News websites claimed it to be exclusive and fired several articles.
“Daily Mail Australia reached out to Colette’s management about the photos on Wednesday afternoon, and hours later she announced in a joint statement released on her newly relaunched Instagram account that the couple had split. I did,” the website reported.
In a joint statement, Colette and Garafassi said, “It is with the grace and gratitude that we are able to announce that we are divorcing. We respect and care for each other as we make our decision and say goodbye.”
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When the Indonesian parliament overhauled the country’s criminal code, banning extramarital affairs and restricting free speech, Nine News chose a contrived image to promote its story.
Will this couple be happy with this news? Perhaps this is another example of the dangers of models posing for stock photos.
Crustal movement of ABC
ABC’s managing director David Anderson said in a lengthy email to staff on Thursday that ABC is once again making significant changes to the division “to reduce the complexity of the current commissioning model and accelerate decision making.” I explained that we are going to carry out a major restructuring. The drivers appear to be declining linear broadcast audiences and the need to “expand your digital reach.”
“ABC is not immune to the earthquake-like shift in audience and technology that affects all media,” said Anderson. “Broadcast audiences globally are in a long-term decline as audiences of all ages transition to digital consumption. This shift is evident in ABC’s audience as well.”
The managing director’s announcement said BBC boss Tim Davey is preparing to end traditional TV and radio broadcasts as the UK organization becomes an online-only service in the next decade. It was done just a few hours later. as Davey on his pitch.
Davey: “Imagine a world with only the internet. Television and radio broadcasts are turned off and the options are endless. should be actively involved in the plan.”
There were few details on the plan, and Anderson said it wouldn’t be about losing jobs, but talk of “efficiency” made staff nervous.
It was just five years ago that former MD Michelle Guthrie underwent a major restructuring of her long-suffering staff. This restructuring was accompanied by the painful loss of about 200 jobs.
Guthrie divided ABC into four pillars: news, research and analysis. local and regional; original content; and culture and entertainment.
These pillars will now be broken, local stations will move to news, and an overarching content division will be created, headed by a newly created chief content officer. Radio networks will move into content divisions. My head is spinning.
SBS Television Director Kathryn Fink seems to have been inadvertently embroiled in an international scandal involving Juventus Football Club.
Last year, Media, the former general manager of The Walt Disney Company in Italy, joined the Football Club’s board of directors as an independent director.
SBS focused on its role as an Italian TV executive in its June announcement.
“Fink is bilingual, speaks fluent English and Italian and was recently appointed to the independent board of Juventus Football Club, which is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and has the largest fan base in the Italian football league. ,” SBS said.
Last month, Juventus’ entire board announced its resignation after it was reportedly given independent legal advice following a lengthy police investigation into the company for alleged fraudulent accounting and market manipulation. The company denies wrongdoing.
A Juventus statement said the board had resigned in light of the ongoing police investigation, saying: [it] Recommending Juventus to set up a new board of directors to address these issues is to maximize social good. ”
The Weekly Beast understands that the allegations were made before Fink joined Juventus’ board of directors.
“I have been an independent director on the board since October 2021,” Fink told Weekly Beast. “Given the ongoing proceedings, it is not appropriate for me to comment further.”
SBS declined to comment.
Some news outlets have a hard time distinguishing between Socceroos stars Garang Kuol and Thomas Deng. Deng was interviewed by ABC News this week with tales of a “hero’s welcome” as the team returned to Australia after the World Cup, but captioned it with “Garan Quor.” iView of the article Friday. I checked and the caption was still incorrect.
The New York Times and ESPN have also had issues, naming Den several times when he should have been an 18-year-old Quall. It was especially bad for the 25-year-old Deng, who couldn’t even get on the pitch that match.
Meanwhile, the Australian conducted an interview with Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape, who was in Australia for an oil and mining conference.
Australian Business Review editor-in-chief Ticky Fullerton reported Marape warned that his country could become a “weak spot” in the Pacific if it fails to strengthen its economy.
But The Weekly Beast understands that the Prime Minister’s inner circle was “enthusiastic” when the leader was twice referred to as “Joseph” Marape in the newspaper.
The online version has been updated, but the printed paper and its digital replica remain.
Looking for editors
It’s the season when new editors are appointed. The Australian Financial Review this week named her Fiona Buffini to replace her Paul Bailey at the masthead, plus her two key roles are still vacant.
The Australian editor-in-chief job remains vacant after Christopher Dore’s abrupt departure last month, and Eiji is looking for a new editor after Gay Alcorn resigned after serving two years.
Nine Entertainment advertised Age’s work with the unfortunate error “Nine is looking for an editor”.
Dre’s career at News Corp ended 31 years after he was accused of drinking alcohol at a Wall Street Journal event in California last month.
Alcorn stepped down last week to care for her husband, who is battling serious health problems.