| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Tribune Co. has hired Steven Berns, the top finance executive for cosmetics company Revlon Inc., as its chief financial officer and promoted its current CFO, Chandler Bigelow, to serve in an expanded role developing strategy for the company.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers.
On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:54 AM
After the coffee. Before the flight back to Los Angeles.
The Skinny: It's been fun here in D.C. but it's time to head home. Hope my cats didn't leave me any welcome home gifts! Wednesday's roundup includes the latest on News Corp.'s plans to split...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch began his rise to global power and riches when, at 21, he inherited his father’s newspaper business in Australia. Under his tough hide, Murdoch has had a soft spot in his heart for newspapers ever since, which...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:37 PM
About 100 activists rallied in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening to protest a potential sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to the politically conservative Koch brothers.
Part of the group -- a collection of environmentalists,...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Underscoring the troubled financial health of print media, News Corp. said it would record a non-cash impairment charge of $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion during the current fiscal quarter to reflect diminished value of its publishing assets. The company,...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:35 PM
About 300 labor-union members and other activists staged a demonstration Tuesday to protest the potential sale of the Los Angeles Times to the billionaire politically conservative Koch brothers.
Demonstrators marched outside the downtown L.A....
| May 15, 2013
| 12:44 PM
News Corp. has hired a D.C. heavyweight to handle its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill after it becomes primarily a newspaper publishing company.
Antoniette "Toni" Cook Bush will join News Corp. next month as its executive vice president and global head...
| Jan 14, 2013
Eugene Patterson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and columnist whose impassioned words helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement as it unfolded across the South, has died at 89.
Patterson, who helped fellow whites understand the...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...