I ran into James Murdoch last night at Minetta Tavern, the movie star joint in the West Village. Murdoch’s chagrin upon seeing me soon passed and he was very gracious toward my son, who had just finished a star turn in his high school musical.
Murdoch is in town, along with all the other big shots from News Corp’s far-flung newspaper empire, at the behest of his father.
Murdoch Sr. is hosting a summit to address the problem he seems to have committed his declining years to solving: How to get people to pay for his newspaper articles on the Internet.
He has been trying, without…
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