The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.— Rupert Murdoch
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Somebody talked me into writing an autobiography about six or seven years ago.
And I said I'd try. We talked into a tape recorder, and after a couple of months, I said, To hell with it. I was so depressed. It was like saying, 'This is the end.' I was more interested in what the hell was coming the next day or the next week.
I challenge anybody to show me an example of bias in Fox News Channel.
News - communicating news and ideas, I guess - is my passion.
And giving people alternatives so that they have two papers to read (and) alternative television channels.
The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.
Monopoly is a terrible thing, till you have it.
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts.
I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
Successful workers will be those who embrace a lifetime of learning.
Those who don't will be left behind.
When you're a catalyst for change, you make enemies - and I'm proud of the ones I've got.
We're not spending enough money, but probably we let the teachers unions set curriculas which don't teach them the right things. There's not emphasis on the ...the basic learning that you need if you're going to go on in a college and into post-graduate work.
I'm a catalyst for change. You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats.
We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can't afford the risk of inaction.
I try to keep in touch with the details.
.. I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening.
I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television. It's just not on.
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
Becoming carbon neutral is only the beginning.
The climate problem will not be solved by one company reducing its emissions to zero, and it won't be solved by one government acting alone. The climate problem will not be solved without mass participation by the general public in countries around the globe.
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.
We need to push ourselves to make as many reductions as possible in our own energy use first - and that takes time. But we must do this quickly - the climate will not wait for us.
So long as I can stay mentally alert - inquiring, curious - I want to keep going. I love my wife and my children, but I don't want to sit around at home with them. We go on safaris and things like that. I can do that for a couple of weeks a year. I'm just not ready to stop, to die.
My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it.
The buck stops with me, but I can tick off dozens of very good senior executives that are responsible for hundreds or thousands of people who work for me.
We could make a difference just by holding our emissions steady as our businesses continue to grow. But that doesn't seem to be enough: we want to go all the way to zero... Today, I am announcing our intention to be carbon neutral, across all our businesses, by 2010.
The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing."
It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests.
You've got to look for a gap, where competitors in a market have grown lazy and lost contact with the readers or the viewers.
I am amazed that CNN can't get its act together.
I think everyone's against abortion.
I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.
Most newspaper companies still have their heads in the sand, but other media companies are aggressive.
Imagine if we succeed in inspiring our audiences to reduce their own impacts on climate change by just 1 percent. That would be like turning the state of California off for almost two months.
I've operated and launched newspapers all over the world.
Everybody at home speaks mandarin except me.
I'm a strange mixture of my mother's curiosity;
my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother's father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts.
We must have sweeping, generous immigration reform, make existing law- abiding Hispanics welcome. Most are hard working family people.
To find something comparable, you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media – which, incidentally, is what really destroyed the old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it’s the people who are taking control.
We're starting with our own carbon footprint.
Not nothing. But much of what we're doing is already, or soon will be, little more than the standard way of doing business. We can do something that's unique, different from just any other company. We can set an example, and we can reach our audiences. Our audience's carbon footprint is 10,000 times bigger than ours... That's the carbon footprint we want to conquer.
We've got to lift our game tremendously.
We'll sell our business news and information in print, we'll sell it to anyone who's got a cable system, and we'll sell it on the Web.
I was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when I heard about the Milly Dowler case only two weeks ago.
Journalists should think of themselves as outside the Establishment, and owners can't be too worried about what they're told at their country clubs.
Well, except for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, New York Times, the Washington Post, and about another 100 newspapers, I find little evidence of liberal bias in the media.
Can we change the world? No, but hell, we can all try.
Content is not just king, it is the emperor of all things electronic.
I think we've been an agent for change, everywhere, and I think change frightens people. They're going nicely in what seems like a settled industry, and someone comes in and says "I can do this better. It doesn't matter how nice that other one is." That's one of the distinguishing points of our acquisitions.
Size and synergies between the different segments of the company matter.
As far as we are concerned, the Internet is broadening our opportunity, as well as for other big media companies with huge resources in sports, entertainment and news. There's just more opportunity.
My father left me with a clear sense that the media was something different.
If you want to judge my thinking, look at The Sun.
There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard.