Stephen Mayne's Crikey stories on the Murdochs


March 15, 2020

Here are links to some of the stories about News and the Murdochs which Stephen Mayne has written for Crikey over the years.

Time for Coles and Woolworths to boycott News Corp
Crikey, March 13, 20120

Nine board didn't approve of killing AAP - they should have
Crikey, March 10, 2010

Shareholders asked to kill off AAP within days
Crikey, March 9, 2020

Democracy dies in darkness - ACCC must act on AAP killing
Crikey, March 7, 2020

Media missing on donations coverage again
Crikey, February 4, 2020

Can James Murdoch end News Corp climate denialism from within?
Crikey, January 15, 2020

Rupert claims there are no climate change deniers at News Corp
Crikey, November 21, 2019

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter attack
Crikey, November 18, 2019

News Corp up to its arm pits in gambling and racing
Crikey, Friday, Nov 8, 2019

Hypocritical Murdochs bag political pay rise in Victoria
Crikey, Friday, September 20

Has Amber Harrison triggered a Murdoch-Stokes war?
March 14, 2017

Summary of OfCom submission regarding Murdoch Sky bid
Friday, March 31, 2017

Ten former pollies who have been paid by Rupert
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Twenty more politicians who have been paid by Rupert
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Australian does a hatchet job on Amber Harrison
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Another 10 pollies paid by Murdoch
Thursday, April 6, 2017

How the Murdoch men squeezed more than $1b out of shareholders
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How to manage conflicts of interest as Ten falters
Friday, April 28, 2017

Investors are not buying Channel Ten story
Monday, May 1, 2017

Murdochs set to seize control of Channel Ten
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Murdoch and Gordon's brutal secret play for Ten
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Conflicts of interest abound at Ten
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Will the Brits reject Rupert's rent-seeking?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How Ten's staff can control their destiny
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Can Rupert really be fit and proper?
Friday, June 30, 2017

Clifftop poker at Channel Ten
Thursday, July 5, 2017

Ten drama plays out in Federal Court - but who will tell the ASX?
Thursday, July 20, 2017

CBS has Ten in the bag
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Murdoch-Gordon launch blitz against CBS-TEN deal
Thursday, September 7, 2016

Lachlan humiliated by CBS purchase
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off
October 3, 2017

Murdoch press backs James Packer
October 24, 2017

Saudi Prince dumps entire Fox stake
November 8, 2017

Murdochs aren't losing control of Fox any time soon
Monday, November 13, 2017

Fox AGM show democracy Murdoch style
Thursday, November 16

Watch out for the Murdochs selling their Disney stake
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Can media help deliver campaign finance reform
Monday, February 1, 2016

News Corp's crazy campaign against ICAC
Friday, February 5, 2016

Property taxes, rate capping and Murdoch rent seeking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rupert Murdoch's democratic triple play
Friday, March 4, 2016

Murdoch culture opposes corruption fighting and investigative journalism
Monday, April 4, 2016

The Australian vs Clive Palmer
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What next for Col Allan - a job with Donald Trump?
Monday, April 18, 2016

How News Corp extracted 230k from City of Melbourne (pro bono)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What can the Murdoch man in Melbourne do about Roger Ailes?
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Murdoch salaries set new records
Monday, September 26, 2016

Two Murdoch AGMs in one day
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Challenging Rupert Murdoch on his failure to allow free speech
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Record pay protest vote at Fox AGM
Friday, November 18, 2016


Rupert says goodnight to his Saudi Prince
Friday, February 6, 2015

Rupert and Kennett open up on Twitter
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Herald Sun climate hypocrisy revealed
Friday, February 20, 2015 (pro bono)

Herald Sun hypocrisy over Murdoch council rent seeking
Monday, March 16, 2015

Turnbull should push ahead with media reform package
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time to end the Packer-Murdoch soap opera at Ten
Thursday, March 19, 2015

ACA goes after Murdoch tax planning
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Media attacks discourage local government transparency
Monday, April 13, 2015

Feral Herald Sun attacks sensible East West settlement
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Herald Sun editor demonstrates anti-free speech culture
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inside the blokey Murdoch family succession plans
Friday, June 12, 2015

Eddington missing in action over secretive Murdoch nepotism
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Coalition jellybacks cave in to self-serving media oligarchs
Friday, June 19, 2015

Murdoch entrenches poison pill, shafts shareholder democracy (pro bono)
Friday, June 19, 2015

Why doesn't The OZ editorialise against Rupert's shareholder restrictions and market rigging?
Monday, June 22, 2015

Murdoch's self-inflicted wounds over NRL TV rights war
Monday, August 24, 2015

Murdoch needs NRL more than NRL needs Murdoch
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ACCC should block Foxtel's Ten move
Friday, September 11, 2015

How will Turnbull handle Murdoch expansionism?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

News Corp loses its shirt on Bolt's heavily subsidised career
Friday, September 25, 2015

Murdoch family pay cracks $1 billion
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wrap of News Corp AGM vote and coverage
Monday, October 19, 2015

Who will get the boardroom spoils at Ten?
Monday, October 26, 2015

Dad finally lets co-chairman Lachlan speak at a Murdoch family AGM
Friday, November 13, 2015

Billionaires running Ten show how not to treat retail shareholders - again
Monday, November 16, 2015

ASA, the Murdochs and family relationships
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Big voting protests at Ten AGM
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Murdoch family civil war - don't write off Rupert yet
Crikey, January 20, 2014

Lachlan lured back but which office does he get?
Crikey, March 27, 2014

Rupert's outrageous gerrymander in Time Warner play
Crikey, July 18, 2014

A guide to the major media company AGMs
Crikey, Monday, October 13, 2014

Why is The OZ spinning for overpaid and underworked Gina Rinehart?
Crikey, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Revealed: Murdoch salaries top $600m from News Corp
Crikey, Monday, November 3, 2014

Murdoch vs Mayne in fiery Fox AGM in LA
20. Crikey, Thursday, November 13, 2014

Round two with Rupert at News Corp AGM
Crikey, Friday, November 14, 2014

Even the Saudi Prince has turned on Rupert
Crikey, Monday, November 17, 2014

Murdoch and the Saudi prince: scenario analysis
Crikey, Thursday, November 20, 2014

Murdoch rent-seeking reaches new high in Victorian election
Crikey, Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Is Rupert cashing up to bail out Lachlan?
Crikey, Monday, December 8, 2014

Governance issues aplenty at Network Ten AGM
Crikey, Thursday, December 18, 2014

How Citi and the cabal of billionaires shafted Network Ten shareholders
Crikey, Thursday, January 18, 2013

Another year of media failure on campaign finance
Crikey, Monday, February 4, 2013

Mayne: Lachlan Murdoch firing bullets in all directions
Crikey, Monday, February 25, 2013

News Ltd bites the hand that feeds on local government recognition
Crikey, Monday, April 29, 2013

How Murdochs, Packers and Lowys play power and control
Crikey, Monday, May 27, 2013

Strange trading in News Corp demerger
Crikey, Friday, June 21, 2013

Ugly billionaires dance on grave of independent journalism
Crikey, July 24, 2013

Media winners were those who got out of print
Crikey, July 26, 2013



MISSING 2012 AND 2011


CEO's salaries, Rupert's package and still counting the votes…
3 December, 2010

How Rupert compares himself to Warren Buffet
October 19, 2010

Rupert and me: 48 hours of travel for a 12-minute exchange
October 18, 2010

Herald Sun beats up on bureaucrats, censors Murdoch comparison
September 21, 2010

Why the $47 billion media giant can handle Storm's losses
Tuesday, April 27