Rupert Murdoch changes the name of News International to a rather imaginative to News UK.
Trying to shrug off the hideous reputation which News International created for itself, Murdoch and co have rebranded. splitting the media empire into two businesses – publishing arm News Corporation and TV and film operation 21st Century Fox. No amount of rebranding is going to do away with the stench phone hacking has left behind.
The guardian asks whether a readers decision to let their three year old son go running is right or not. A smug article only lifted by the hilarious comments and the subsquent debate about whether we should feel sorry for the middle classes or not.
Just as Channel Five was airning a program highlighting how safe and magical the isalnd of Gibraltar is, news was coming in that Spanish police officers fired several times at a jet-ski rider off the coast. It seems like the UK is becoming a bit of a sitting duck at the moment, with the Argentineans wanting to take back the Falklands and now the Spanish trying to reclaim Rock…mitts off…it’s ours!
Home-worker hater Marissa Mayer turned up to her first shareholders meeting at Yahoo! but with one investor saying to her “I have 2,000 Yahoo! shares, I’m Greek, I’m a dirty old man and you look attractive.” we’re all surprised she didn’t go all Wendi Deng in the boardroom. The Telegraph reports this story by ensuring they tell us all what Mayer was wearing in the second paragraph. No comment as yet on what the male investors were wearing as of yet but we’re sure it was 50 shades of grey.
Written by Rachael
As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.