53:41Generation LikeFeb. 18, 2014
53:36Murdoch's ScandalMar. 27, 2012
News WarFeb. 13, 2007


Cleared of Phone Hacking, Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp.

The return marks a striking reversal of fortune for Brooks, who stepped down in 2011 during the height of Britain’s phone hacking scandal.

Push to Reform the Freedom of Information Act Collapses in House

The collapse of a bill to reform a key pillar of federal open government laws marked a stinging setback for transparency advocates.

What Did “Generation Like” Think of “Generation Like”?

In “Generation Like,” teens told FRONTLINE that social media makes them feel empowered. Six months later, do they still feel the same way?

Split Verdict in British Tabloid Phone-Hacking Trial

A British jury convicted a former “News of the World” editor, while acquitting one of Rupert Murdoch’s top lieutenants.

Who Profits from the Game of “Likes?” Live Chat Wed. 1pm ET

Join our chat with “Generation Like” correspondent Douglas Rushkoff, producer Frank Koughan, theAudience CEO Oliver Luckett, and guest questioner Kurt Wagner, social media reporter for Mashable. You can leave a question now.

Meet Tyler Oakley, YouTube’s Self-Proclaimed “Peter Pan”

YouTube star Tyler Oakley sat down with FRONTLINE to talk more about living his “most adventurous life,” working with brands today, and his plans for the future.

What Are Teens Doing Online?

A look at how they connect, where they go, and what they share.

The Future of Digital Marketing Is You

How companies are using your personal data to predict, and influence, what you buy.

Are You What You “Like”?

Even if we don’t realize it, most of us make decisions about social media every day. In the lead-up to “Generation Like,” FRONTLINE asked you to share how you use social and how it’s affecting your lives.

Alissa Quart: From Gen X to Z: Teens and the New Cool

Today, “coolness is about giving everything. It’s like you have to be constantly selling yourself, showing yourself and marketing yourself… Instead of turning your back to the audience or wearing sunglasses at night, you’re taking off those sunglasses and you’re smiling into the camera.”

Jason Calicanis: You Are Your Own Media Company

“The most important [thing] young people need to realize is audience equals power. … The bigger your audience and the deeper your connection with it, the more opportunity you’re going to have in your life.”

Mark Andrejevic: We Are All “Lab Rats” Online

“Is there a point that we get creeped out by the use of data to target advertising to us?”

Allison Arling-Giorgi: For Gen Y, Brands Are Our Peers

“We feel the need to express our thoughts and opinions when it comes to practically everything. So if we say something about a brand or a company or an experience, we have a captive audience. Our peers are listening.”

danah boyd: The Kids Are All Right

“The best way to understand young people’s relationship to the attention economy is to realize that they’re … trying to make sense of it as part of the public world in which they’re growing up.”

From “The Merchants of Cool” to “Generation Like”

How a high-school English teacher in Cincinnati inspired FRONTLINE’s latest exploration of marketing to that all-powerful demographic: American teens.

Press Release | Friends, Follows, and Fame: FRONTLINE Presents “Generation Like”

From Douglas Rushkoff, a close look at the evolving and complicated relationship between teens, social media, pop culture, and big brands.

Leveson Inquiry Recommends New Regulator for British Press

A long-awaited inquiry of the British press in the wake of the nation’s phone-hacking and bribery scandal has recommended the creation of an independent regulator to police a media culture that “at times, can only be described as outrageous,” according to the report.

Former Murdoch Executives Charged with Bribery

In the most serious charges to date in the Murdoch scandal, two top aides are accused of paying officials for information.

Why News Corp.Took A Nearly $3 Billion Write-Down This Year

Its less profitable publishing arm was largely to blame, as you can see in our updated graphic which shows how News Corp. makes its money.

The News Corp. Phone-Hacking Scandal: A Cheat Sheet

Eight individuals were charged in the scandal today. Here’s what you need to know.

News Corp. to Split in Two?

Our interactive graphic from “Murdoch’s Scandal” shows why

At News Corp. Inquiry, A Window Into Murdoch’s Political Power

News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch has routinely denied having a quid pro quo relationship with British politicians. But today, former … Continue reading

Brooks, Coulson Next Up in the Phone-Hacking Scandal Hot Seat

The two former News of the World editors are expected to be grilled about their relationships with Scotland Yard and the British government, particularly Prime Minister David Cameron

Report: Murdoch “Not a Fit Person” to Run News Corp.

A scathing – but politically split – report by a British Parliamentary committee found that the media mogul exercised “willful blindness” during the phone-hacking scandal at News of the World.

The Big Takeaways From This Week’s Murdoch Testimony

This week has been abuzz with news about James and Rupert Murdoch’s testimony at an inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal. So what was revealed? And what’s next for News Corp.? To keep you (very smartly) updated, here’s analysis from key reporters who have been following Rupert Murdoch and the media for years.

Your Week in Murdoch (It’s Only Just Beginning)

As both Rupert and James Murdoch prepare to face questioning about phone hacking by “News of the World” reporters and private investigators, a refresher of how the scandal began – and how much damage has been done to News Corp. thus far.

James Murdoch Steps Down as Chair of BSkyB

It’s the latest in a year of setbacks for News Corp.




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