Rupert Murdoch’s media empire took a small hit July 13 when News Corp. announced that it would drop its bid for full control of British Sky Broadcasting. Here’s a look at the rest of the media mogul’s business ventures over the years.
Executives of the New York Post gather in the editor's office on Oct. 4, 1978, to confer on post-strike publication. Printing pressmen went on strike in August when their contracts ran out, disrupting operations at the three New York daily papers. The New York Post was the first to reach an agreement with pressmen. From left are: Rupert Murdoch, publisher and head of News Corp.; Roger Wood, editor; Peter Michel More, metropolitan editor, and Robert Costello, director of advertising and sales promotion. Howard/AP