NWS - News Corp
Founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979, News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA) has quickly become the second-largest media conglomerate in the world behind only the Walt Disney Company.
The media conglomerate operates through eight different business sectors: Filmed Entertainment, Television, Cable Network Programming, Direct Broadcast Satellite Television, Magazines and Inserts, Newspapers and Information Services, Book Publishing and Other.
News Corp. is a global company with business operations in Australia, where the company was founded, the United States, Latin America, Britain, Europe and Asia.
Major recent acquisitions by News Corp. include MySpace, Jamba and Dow Jones, which is the parent of the Wall Street Journal.
News Corp. is headquartered in New York City.
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