Tag Archives: the times

The world’s richest media magnate is Canada’s David Thomson – from the family who lost the UK’s Times newspapers to Rupert Murdoch

David Thomson is the boss of the family-owned Thomson Corporation that owns financial information firm Thomson Reuters and Canada’s Globe and Mail national newspaper. Like his father and grandfather he likes to keep a low profile, but hasn’t he done ...

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What does the next decade hold for Rupert Murdoch, 80 today?

Common wisdom says that media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 80 today, is tidying up his empire with retirement in mind, hence the bid to buy the 61 per cent of pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB his News Corporation doesn’t already own. And the ...

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WSJ’s Patience Wheatcroft becomes Tory Lady Wheatcroft – and quits

Not many people know this but Patience Wheatcroft, just ennobled as a Tory peer by PM David Cameron, was my first news editor at a now extinct property magazine called Estates Times. Patience was obviously destined for high things (although ...

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