Here are links to some of the stories about News and the Murdochs which Stephen Mayne has written for Crikey over the years.
Here is an amazing 6,000-word spray against Crikey by News Ltd business commentator Terry McCrann from 2004.
This list tracks shareholder resolutions and voting results at News Corp and 21st Century Fox AGM since 2005 when News Corp moved from Adelaide to Delaware.
This list tracks the salaries and bonuses paid to Murdoch men by public company shareholders over the past 21 years, as was explained in this recent Crikey story on Murdoch pay.
This Stephen Mayne story was first published in Crikey in March 2005. News Corp ended up settling, paying $77 million to the ACT government in 2010, as was explained by Noel Towell in this Canberra Times piece.
Here are links to key documents and reports tracking the history of protest votes at News Corp.
Here is a full transcript from our exchanges with Rupert Murdoch at the News Corp AGM in New York on October 15, 2010, and click here for the audio. Also, check out this special package of our coverage and commentary across the media on the hacking scandal.
Sixteen straight questions for Rupert Murdoch in 1999 was a a major change from previous years. This was first published on November 4, 1999 in jeffed.com.
Charlie Ergen's Echostar recently sued News Corp affiliate NDS for $US1 billion alleging an incredible piracy conspiracy, but a jury recently awarded a paultry $US1500. Here are all the key documents which must have caused Rupert some sleepless nights, given the remarkable claims of espionage, deceit, theft and double-dealing.
Here are some Stephen's contributions for the topics discussed on the program that day.
Almost cracked the News Corp board in 2002 - for impact and chutzpah, it doesn't get much better. The following was sent to Crikey subscribers.
Our shareholder activism started way back in 1998 when we produced the following 14-part series for The Daily Telegraph on life as an active shareholder.
Rupert Murdoch is currently in China preparing for a big media conference that coincides with APEC and he'll be doing his usual grovelling to the atheist Communists that run the place. But Rupert was forced to listen to what the Chinese are doing to the peace-loving Falun Gong movement at his 2001 AGM in Adelaide.
Rupert Murdoch's AGMs are always good fun but it is shame that no-one else gets up and asks probing questions or that the media doesn't report what happens in greater detail. But, we've got own website so here is all the action from the 2000 encounter in all its glory.
Crikey's subscriber only sealed sections have covered every angle of the 2003 News Corp AGM over the last few days and we've brought it all together here in one special summary for easy reading.
After 53 years in Australia, Rupert Murdoch shifted News Corp to the US in November 2004. And after seven straight AGMs tussling with Rupert in Adelaide, Stephen Mayne travelled to New York for the 2005 AGM, just when the controversy over the News Corp poison pill was raging. This was the account of the meeting sent to Crikey subscribers.
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