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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Dec. 30, 2011
Aug. 06, 2012
Class A Common Stock [Member]
Dec. 30, 2011
Class A Common Stock [Member]
Aug. 06, 2012
Class B Common Stock [Member]
Dec. 30, 2011
Class B Common Stock [Member]
Document Type 10-K          
Amendment Flag false          
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2012          
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012          
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY          
Entity Registrant Name NEWS CORP          
Entity Central Index Key 0001308161          
Current Fiscal Year End Date --06-30          
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer          
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding     1,568,816,267   798,520,953  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes          
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes          
Entity Voluntary Filers No          
Entity Public Float   $ 38,535,109,963   $ 29,789,221,367   $ 8,745,888,596