Tag Archive for News Corporation

How to Encourage “A Good Company”

Lord Haskel

On Thursday we had a statement in the House of Lords about the News Corporation and BSkyB merger.  The debate reminded me of Denis Healy’s advice to stop digging when you are in a hole.  The Minister explained all the rules that would ensure that BSkyB would remain financially and editorially independent.  Yet each questioner asserted…

News Corporation and the BBC

Lord Soley

I intervened on this question because I am very concerned about plurality and quality in the media if Rupert Murdoch and his News International do fully take over BSkyB.  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/101012-0001.htm#10101246000350 I don’t know what the minister was implying by her comment about the Today programme as I didn’t here the programme yesterday. However I think…