Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 7:46am
MR MURDOCH AND THE JOURNAL
[SOURCE: New York Times, AUTHOR: Editorial staff]
[Commentary] Editorial pages generally do not compliment the competition, but today we write in praise of The Wall Street Journal. The Journal, the crown jewel of Dow Jones & Company, produces a balanced and trustworthy news report that is required reading for corporate and political leaders around the world. The question is whether that news operation will survive if Rupert Murdoch persuades the Bancroft family to sell Dow Jones, and thus The Journal.
* Why the Journal should not be sold to Murdoch
[Commentary] Rupert Murdoch is a great businessman. The Wall Street Journal is a great newspaper. Which of these reputations is likely to survive Mr Murdoch's prospective purchase of the Journal? Despite the high price he offers, "his" is the plausible answer.
* Other possible Dow Jones bidders surface
[SOURCE: Reuters, AUTHOR: Robert MacMillan]
* GE, Microsoft Discussed Buying Dow Jones
* More Signs of Murdoch/Dow Jones Deal: Managers Promised Payoff
Dow Jones & Co. has expanded a severance program for senior executives in the event the company is sold.
* Capitol Hill eyes turn to Murdoch's bid
Rupert Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones and its flagship title, the Wall Street Journal, is breathing new life into the debate in Washington over media ownership rules that limit the size of companies like Mr Murdoch's News Corp. Activists and industry lobbyists on Capitol Hill say it is too early to tell whether a successful bid by News Corp for Dow Jones would whip up a political storm, in part because there are no laws to block such a transaction.
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- Dow Jones Board Takes Over Talks On Firm's Future
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- Once Again, Murdochâ€™s Siren Song
- Be concerned about Rupert Murdoch
- Murdoch Said to Have Plan for Shake-Up at Dow Jones
- Murdoch calls Dow Jones meeting "constructive"
- Murdoch, Ruler of a Vast Empire, Reaches Out for Even More
- Bancrofts Warm to Murdoch's Offer
- Dow Jones and Murdoch Said to Move Close to Deal
- News Corp. May 'Walk Away' From Dow Jones, Pali Says
- Eight More Reasons To Distrust Murdoch