News Corporation

New York, NY
CEO
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman
Ticker
NWS
Web
www.newscorp.com

News Corp. is a global media company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment, television, cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite television, integrated marketing services, newspapers and information services, book publishing and other media-related assets.

Holdings of News Corp. include Dow Jones & Company, the Wall Street Journal, 20th Century Fox, the Fox Broadcasting Company, SKY Italia, Harper Collins Publishers, MySpace, hulu.com, Beliefnet, AmericanIdol.com and Rotten Tomatoes.

The company was founded in 1980 by Rupert Murdoch, who had inherited a single newspaper from his father. In 1985, he obtained U.S. citizenship, a requirement to own an American television station. The company was re-incorporated in the United States 2004 with its headquarters in New York. Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of News Corp., owns a controlling share of the voting stock.

*This company operates on a fiscal year rather than a calender year. PEJ used its quarterly reports to compile a calender year so that revenue and profit figures are comparable across all companies.

Below is a count of the company’s news outlets by media sector.

Media Properties

Sector: Newspapers

  • POST - New York, NY
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL - New York, NY

Sector: Online

  • http://www.foxnews.com - New York, NY
  • http://www.nypost.com - New York, NY
  • http://www.wsj.com - New York, NY

Sector: Local TV

  • KCOP-TV - Los Angeles,CA
  • KDFI - Dallas,TX
  • KDFW - Dallas,TX
  • KMSP-TV - Minneapolis,MN
  • KRIV - Houston,TX
  • KSAZ-TV - Phoenix,AZ
  • KTBC - Austin,TX
  • KTTV - Los Angeles,CA
  • KTXH - Houston,TX
  • KUTP - Phoenix,AZ
  • WAGA-TV - Atlanta,GA
  • WDCA - Washington,DC
  • WFLD - Chicago,IL
  • WFTC - Minneapolis,MN
  • WFXT - Boston,MA
  • WHBQ-TV - Memphis,TN
  • WJBK - Detroit,MI
  • WNYW - New York,NY
  • WOFL - Orlando,FL
  • WOGX - Ocala,FL
  • WPWR-TV - Gary,IN
  • WRBW - Orlando,FL
  • WTTG - Washington,DC
  • WTVT - Tampa,FL
  • WTXF-TV - Philadelphia,PA
  • WUTB - Baltimore,MD
  • WWOR-TV - Secaucus,NJ

Sector: Cable TV

  • Fox Business Network - New York, NY