| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:30 AM
U.K. pubcaster the BBC has tapped a new chief flak as it struggles to regain its poise following a bruising year, and just as it enters what is likely to be a turbulent period
John Shield, who takes over as director of communications in November, has a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:20 AM
After the coffee. Before rooting for the Tigers to beat the A's.
The Skinny: How do the St. Louis Cardinals do it? Every year they are in the running. That is some smart management and the Dodgers will have their work cut out for them. Thursday's...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:59 PM
FXX may be the home of the comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," but Exxon isn't laughing about the new cable network's logo.
The oil giant has filed suit in Houston claiming that the "FXX" logo rips off the trademarked Exxon brand. Both logos...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
The original political shout-fest is coming back.
CNN said "Crossfire," which was a staple of the cable news channel for over 20 years before being canceled in 2005, will return to its schedule this fall.
“Few programs in the history of CNN have...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will be invited to return to Parliament to explain his comments that suggested that bribing public officials was part of the "culture of Fleet Street," a U.K. government official said Tuesday.
Murdoch will be sent a written...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The Los Angeles City Council plans to wade into the contentious contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp., which has led to a four-week blackout of local CBS stations in more than 1 million homes in Los Angeles.
On Friday, the L.A. City...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has closed on his purchase of the Moraga Vineyards estate in the hills above Bel-Air for a tidy $28.8 million.
The 82-year-old chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox acquired the picturesque property from...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:20 AM
21st Century Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch's overall compensation declined slightly in fiscal 2013, to $28.9 million.
During the previous year, Murdoch had a $30-million compensation package. That was nearly 10% lower than his fiscal 2011...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is being coy about how he will restructure the network's prime-time lineup to make room for daytime anchor Megyn Kelly.
"Megyn has earned a better time period; she will be in our prime-time lineup," Ailes said Thursday...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Tribune Co. is getting out of the faltering newspaper business, but probably not the way it hoped.
The media giant announced Wednesday that it will spin off its publishing unit into a separate company, a maneuver that's likely to delay a long-expected...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. plans to move its entire London operations under a single roof for the first time.
News UK, which comprises the U.K. press titles including The Sun and The Times, and the U.K. divisions of Dow Jones and HarperCollins will be...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School.
Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until...