News Corp.

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News Corp.

legal form Corporation
ISIN US65249B1098
founding December 11, 2012
Seat New York City , United States
management Robert Thomson
( CEO )
Rupert Murdoch
( Executive Chairman )
Number of employees 25,000 (June 30, 2015)
sales 8,633,000,000 US dollars (2015)
Branch Publishers

News Corp. is one of the world's largest publishers based in New York City .


The News Corp. was on 11 December 2012 as the New News Corp LLC in the commercial register of Delaware entered. On June 28, 2013, the media group News Corporation sold the publishing business in this company and renamed itself to 21st Century Fox . After the spin-off, New Newscorp LLC became News Corp. renamed and listed on the New York Stock Exchange .


News Corp. counting:

Book publishers



United Kingdom

United States


  • InsideOut
  • SmartSource
  • TV Guide (via Gemstar-TV Guide partnership)
  • Weekly Standard


Position on climate change

The News Corp. The media that counts is accused by scientists and journalists of spreading false claims about climate change with their reporting and especially opinion articles and of promoting the denial of man-made global warming . Sociologists Riley E. Dunlap and Aaron McCright cite the Anglo-Saxon News Corp. media as "perhaps the best known examples" of media promoting climate change denial. In addition, they cite the Wall Street Journal, which belongs to the company, as an example of the "attack on climate research" carried out by the conservative media and in this context point out that its editorial pages offer a regular forum for climate change denial. The climate researcher Michael E. Mann accuses the media group of spreading "the misinformation of the deniers of climate change" for years and cites the hacker incident at the climate research center of the University of East Anglia , where in particular the media controlled by Rupert Murdoch as a "megaphone" for the dissemination of false claims from the climate denial scene served.

The role of the Murdoch media in reporting on the 2019/2020 bushfires in Australia , which received a great deal of media attention worldwide , is also criticized by the News Corp. but was downplayed and played down. There was criticism, among other things, that the News Corp. media portrayed the fires as normal events, although the interim results available at that point in time already indicated historical proportions, and that the newspaper The Australian at the turn of the year 2019/20, as thousands Australians had to flee to the beach before the flames, reported on the front page of a horse race with a "nice picnic atmosphere", while the fires were only covered further back in the newspaper. Other media from News Corp. would have acted similarly. In addition, a number of commentators denied the scientifically indisputable connection that climate change exacerbates such fires through higher temperatures and more severe drought . In addition, News Corp. accused of spreading disinformation on the causes of the fires, citing arson as the cause of the fires ; an inaccurate claim that was also made in parallel by a combined troll and bot campaign on social media. Scientists, however, assume that arson only caused around 3–5% of the fires. News Corp.'s strike direction target be it to distract from conservative politicians and climate change. A misleading and later corrected News Corp. report citing inflated numbers of arsonists was reported. a. shared by Donald Trump and thus found widespread use. Victoria State Police said there was no evidence that any of the devastating fires in the state was caused by arson. In January 2020, James Murdoch , who headed 21st Century Fox until 2018 , also criticized his father's media for their "persistent denial" of the climate crisis.

Individual evidence

  1. a b
  2. ^ Riley Dunlap, Aaron M. McCright: Challenging Climate Change. The Denial Countermovement. In: Riley Dunlap, Robert J. Brulle (Eds.): Climate Change and Society. Sociological Perspectives. Report of the American Sociological Association's Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change. Oxford University Press, 2015, 300-332, p. 317.
  3. ^ Riley E. Dunlap, Aaron M. McCright: Organized Climate Change Denial. In: John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, David Schlosberg (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 144-160, esp. 152.
  4. Michael E. Mann , Tom Toles: The madhouse effect. How climate change denial threatens our planet, destroys our politics and drives us insane . Erlangen 2018, pp. 116 and 119.
  5. a b There is no climate catastrophe with Rupert Murdoch . In: Tagesspiegel , January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  6. a b How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia's Bushfire Debate . In: The New York Times , January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  7. Lots of coal and scorched earth . In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , January 4, 2020. Accessed January 11, 2020.
  8. Police contradict claims spread online exaggerating arson's role in Australian bushfires . In: The Guardian , January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  9. James Murdoch criticizes father's news outlets for climate crisis denial . In: The Guardian , January 14, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  10. Out of frustration with the climate denier. Murdoch's son criticizes his father's media . In: Tagesspiegel , January 14, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.