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Chime Communications growth dented by loss of US government PR contract

Lord Bell’s marketing services group Chime Communications has been forced to cut staff and take an unplanned restructuring charge, after its biggest PR contract with the US government finished earlier than expected. Chime, reporting a financial update for the period 1 July to 8 November, also warned investors on Tuesday not to expect 2011 to […]

Wall Street Journal circulation figures to be investigated

The newspaper circulation watchdog is set to launch an investigation into Rupert Murdoch‘s flagship Wall Street Journal Europe, following the resignation of its publisher amid allegations that it artificially boosted its sales figures. The Audit Bureau of Circulations said it had “recently” decided to take another look at the sales scheme that sold bulk copies […]

Rupert Murdoch’s the Daily has 80,000 paying subscribers

Rupert Murdoch‘s iPad-only newspaper the Daily has 80,000 paying subscribers – a sixth of the number he said the publication needs to break even – the publisher revealed on Monday. Greg Clayman told US website AdAge that the Daily has 120,000 weekly readers on average, with 80,000 people paying either 99¢ a week or $39.99 […]

News Corp investors urged to drop James Murdoch from board

Investors in News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch’s media company, were urged on Tuesday to vote against the re-election of his son James Murdoch as a company director by an influential shareholder group. Murdoch’s youngest son is the company’s deputy chief operating officer, the third most powerful executive at the company overseeing News Corp’s European and Asian […]