from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Murdoch, Dame (Jean) Iris 1919-1999. Irish-born writer whose intricate and philosophical novels include Under the Net (1954), The Sea, the Sea (1978), and Jackson's Dilemma (1996).
  • Murdoch, (Keith) Rupert Born 1931. Australian-born American communications magnate whose worldwide media holdings include newspapers and magazines, book publishers, television networks, and film studios.

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  • n. British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919-1999)
  • n. United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)


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  • Murdoch to charge for news websites - Current days of free internet will soon be over, says media mogul Rupert ­Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation's newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a ­ "malfunctioning" business model.

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  • News Corp. stock has long traded at what he called a "Murdoch discount" to other media companies, he noted, citing Mr. Murdoch's tendency to overpay for certain assets.

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  • And the group rushed out a fundraising letter assailing what it called Murdoch's effort to help "put wild-eyed Tea Party candidates in charge of our states and Congressional redistricting" and asking potential donors to "make News Corp. regret this decision."

    News Corp. defends $1 million donation to Republican Governors Association

  • Alexei Murdoch is heavily featured on the soundtrack of Away We Go, which we watched tonight.

    All My Days

  • Thompson used an interview on a US TV channel in New York to claim the proposed takeover of BSkyB by News Corporation, of which Murdoch is chairman and chief executive, could lead to "a significant loss of plurality in our media market".

    Rupert Murdoch-owned BSkyB open to abuse of power, says BBC boss

  • The terms of the letter are still being negotiated, but what makes it awkward for Murdoch is that newspaper groups are coming together against the background of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and allegations that the Metropolitan Police has failed to investigate properly the mass intrusion into the private lives of hundreds, maybe thousands, of politicians and celebrities because of the warm relations between News International and the Met.

    Vince Cable must be bold and break Murdoch's stranglehold

  • Not in Britain if Murdoch is allowed to buy the remaining 60.9% of Sky, which is why the letter to Vince Cable concentrates on plurality and public interest rather than competition issues.

    Vince Cable must be bold and break Murdoch's stranglehold

  • Murdoch is the main writer, but Jackson and Martin also contribute songs these days.

    Love, Belle and Sebastian-style

  • Murdoch is also busy with the redevelopment of News International's Fortress Wapping (a nickname he bridles at), which is to be transformed by adventurous new architecture, currently under wraps.

    James Murdoch's Sky scraper

  • If he's right, Murdoch is wrong to tinker with futile paywalls – and his critics are wrong to go running to Cable.

    Running to Cable over Murdoch's BSkyB plans won't solve anything


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