News Limited is one of Australia's largest media conglomerate companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists. The publicly listed company's interests span newspaper and magazine publishing, Internet, Pay TV, market research, DVD and film distribution, and film and television production trading assets.
News Limited owns approximately 146 daily, Sunday, weekly, bi-weekly and tri-weekly newspapers, of which three are free commuter titles and 102 are suburban publications (including 16 of which News Limited has a 50% interest). News Limited publishes a nationally distributed newspaper in Australia, a metropolitan newspaper in each of the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (Sundays only), Hobart and Darwin and groups of suburban newspapers in the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. The company publishes a further thirty magazine titles across Australia.
With interests in digital media, the company's sites include carsguide.com.au, news.com.au, MOSHTIX.com.au, GetPrice.com.au and truelocal.com.au, and has a 50% stake in CareerOne.com.au, and a share in REA Limited that operates www.realestate.com.au, as well as websites for most newspaper and magazine titles. The company's other Australian assets include part-shares in subscription television provider Foxtel and the National Rugby League together with shares in two teams in the NRL.
Until the formation of the News Corporation Ltd. in 1979, News Limited was the principal holding company for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch and his family. Since then, News Limited has been wholly owned by News Corp. In 2004, News Corp Limited announced its intention to reincorporate to the United States. On 3 November News Corp Limited ceased trading on the Australian Stock Exchange; and on 8 November, News Corporation began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Chief Executive Officer of News Limited is Kim Williams AO, effective 5 December 2011. Williams replaced John Hartigan who served as CEO between 2000 and 2011, succeeding Lachlan Murdoch.
... public view that many tabloids, including those published by News Limited, were low quality publications (see tabloid for discussion of this size and quality issue) ... change to a "compact" format brought The Courier-Mail in line with all other News Limited Australian metropolitan daily newspapers ... This followed the change to a tabloid format by The Advertiser of Adelaide—another News Corporation newspaper—some years earlier ...
... He was voted the New South Wales Sports Administrator of the Year in 2002 ... Gallop's employer - News Limited - was also the owner of the Melbourne Storm ... Gallop was also close friends with John Hartigan - the then Chairman of News Limited Australia ...
... Messers Cowley, Smith and Ribot offered players and club huge sums to bring them across to the new competition ... Manly Warringah, wrote to Mr Quayle "there are great advantages for News Limited in getting their current proposal, or some version of it, finally accepted ... There is a vulnerability in this which News Limited have identified ...
... In March 1999 Ansett and Air New Zealand became full Star Alliance members ... Of the two half owners, News Limited was more interested in selling out and investing the proceeds in other industries, while Air New Zealand did not have the funds to ... Airlines (SIA) and Qantas expressed an interest in buying Air New Zealand, Ansett employees planned a staff buy-out, and both SIA and Air New Zealand looked at buying News Limited's ...
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