The WSJ is reporting that News Corp made an unsolicited buyout offer for Dow Jones for $5 billion.
Mr. Murdoch has tended to put a strong personal imprint on papers he owns, from the feisty tabloid New York Post to papers in Britain and Australia. He is known for phoning editors and even reporters about individual stories. The Post's media and business sections sometimes delight in skewering rivals, and Mr. Murdoch's political preferences have been clear in the news pages as well as the editorial page.
I think this is an example for the general trend of publishing. As publishing gets fragmented, it will be rebuilt based on biases. The biased channels will have more reach and capital to partner with or buy out whatever assets they see fit to shape the news and marketplace as they like.