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Is Hiring New Workers Really
Too Expensive?

Businesses large and small have complained for years about the cost of doing business. And it's not unusual for them to use the cost of hiring moderate-income workers to illustrate their points. Here's what they fail to mention.

An Emmy Win: It's More Than Just a Golden Statue

Prestige means a lot in Hollywood. TV companies use a show's Emmy Award to help sell commercial time, and advertisers enjoy the bragging rights of being associated with hot shows. Sometimes, an Emmy can even help a show avoid the ax.

Stop Picking on Fox News (This Time)

Should Fox News have to give up its seat in the White House briefing room because of ideological bias? It's an insignificant non-issue, so enough, already!

News Corp.'s
$1 Million to the GOP: No Big Deal

It looks terrible when company that owns some of the nation's biggest news outlets drops a wad of cash in the lap of one political party. But when you get down to it, there's no reason News Corp.'s donation to the Republican Governors Association is any worse than what happens every day.

News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Fox News pundits decry Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who's sponsoring a mosque in lower Manhattan, as a threat to America. But for Fox's parent News Corp., doing billions of dollars in investment deals with a nephew of Saudi Arabia's king is just business as usual. And it shows how much more nuanced it is to run a multinational media giant today.

Dan Abrams's Mediaite Tests the Limits of Fair Use

Just what constitutes "fair use" of copyrighted material has always been hard to define. Now a new website, Mediaite.com, is using that ambiguity to build a business model on other companies' content.

Dirty Apps? Apple's Erratic Censorship

Steve Jobs's dictate that apps for Apple's iPad and iPhone contain no pornography or nudity affects plenty of major magazines, including Playboy, Cosmopolitan and W. How are they dealing with it?

News Corp. Earnings Up, Outlook Robust

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch was optimistic about the advertising outlook for his media empire, which reported earnings of $875 million. He also called the iPad "a real game-changer in the presentation of news" at the earnings call.

News Corp. May Be Considering Bid for Texas Rangers

News Corp. may bid for the bankrupt Texas Rangers baseball franchise, according to The New York Post. News Corp. is "leaning toward making an offer" at Wednesday's bankruptcy court auction, The Post, which is owned by News Corp. said without naming its sources. News Corp. is "leaning toward making an offer" at Wednesday%u2019s bankruptcy court auction, The New York Post said without naming its sources. News Corp owned the LA Dodgers from 1998 until 2004.

Will the Next President Be Brought to You by Rupert Murdoch?

Skirting campaign finance laws, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, has found an entirely legal way to put millions of dollars directly into the bank accounts of leading Republican candidates like Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin. He hires them.

Sarah Ellison on the 'War at The Wall Street Journal'

The author came by DailyFinance's offices recently to talk about what it was like having a ringside seat to Rupert Murdoch's intrigues, why she thinks the Bancroft family would have sold Dow Jones for even less than Murdoch paid, and whether he is forcing his political views into the news pages.

NY Times Publisher Questions Whether Murdoch Gets Web

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger thinks Rupert Murdoch's frequent denunciations of Google are proof that the News Corp. chairman doesn't understand the internet. "To start picking on these companies strikes me as not understanding the ecosystem we're living in," he said Saturday.

Apple's iPad Gives Wings to Media Stocks

Correctly or naively, print publishers all seem to think the iPad, Apple's new touchscreen tablet computer, is going to save their hides -- and Wall Street seems to agree, at least cautiously.

Five Media Changes to Watch for in 2010

What media-industry developments and market forces will make headlines in the year to come? Pay-to-read online content, tablet computers, mom-and-pop newsrooms and, oh yes -- banks taking over the magazine and newspaper game.

Alexis Glick Signs Off at Fox Business

Fox Business News anchor Alexis Glick's announcement that she's leaving the network comes after a Don Imus program bumped one of her shows. She denies there's any connection, saying she wants to try something new.

Are You Ready for No Football?

Time Warner Cable and Fox Television are going head to head over carrying fees. The battle has escalated, and now Fox is threatening to withhold its channel from Time Warner on Jan. 1, potentially denying millions of viewers in 28 states access to NFL football games in the new year.

Diane Sawyer's First Night as ABC News Anchor

Diane Sawyer's first night as host of Disney Co.'s ABC World News Tonight was greeted by a lot of fanfare about how little fanfare greeted it. The critics seem to agree that ABC now has an "understated" and "smooth" anchor in the evening news chair.

A New York Times-Wall Street Journal Feud Explained

A New York Times-Wall Street Journal feud heats up. Following news that the Journal accused The Times of having tried two years ago to influence the come of a journalism award, the Journal is now releasing a nearly two-year-old response from its then-editor.

Top Publishers Link Arms in E-Reader Push

Five media companies that spend most of their time in bitter competition with one another are now joining forces in a new venture intended to midwife the arrival of portable digital magazines and newspapers on a mass scale.