Poll: News Corp.V The BBC For News

The Biggest News Empire in the world goes after the Biggest newsgathering operation in the World

Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp is the world’s biggest media company in private hands – it is valued at more than 50 billion dollars – and its influence spans many countries.

Britain’s state funded broadcaster – the BBC – is the world’s largest news organisation. NewsCorp went after the BBC – and another important British institution – the country’s broadcast regulator – Ofcom.

James Murdoch, the heir apparent to his father’s company – accused the BBC and Ofcom of strangling private media – is what he described as an unfair fight.

Essentially Murdoch asked – how can companies like NewsCorp charge web users for news content – when state subsidized news sites like the BBC’s – offer news on the web for free?

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