| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed a report that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that there are no talks in progress.
"21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Wall Street is waiting for Rupert Murdoch's next move.
Even though Time Warner said it wasn't interested in being acquired by Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, most investors believe that Murdoch and his team would continue their pursuit of the prize....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment.
Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainment conglomerates must bulk up to counter the size of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:37 AM
One week after launching its national streaming sports network, Chicago-based 120 Sports has expanded its lineup to include a live morning show -- with some familiar local names.
Chicago sports talk veterans Laurence Holmes and Dylan McGorty began...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Grappling with ratings doldrums and increased competition, Turner Broadcasting plans to cut several hundred workers as part of an overhaul of its operations.
On Tuesday, the Atlanta cable TV programmer notified employees that it was offering buyouts...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Meet my friends Joanna, Jo and Brenton, and Beth. They really helped me out on my recent trip to Denver.
Joanna lent me her car. Jo gave up his room and crashed in Brenton's room so I would have a place to sleep. Beth invited me for a lovely dinner....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT IS better to be a rare jade and broken, than to be common tile, and whole," goes the Chinese proverb.
THAT PROVERB appears, by no coincidence, and with significant meaning, in an astonishing book, "Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce" by...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Turner Broadcasting has launched a significant round of cost-cutting, with plans to eliminate several hundred workers.
The move, announced Tuesday, comes after a nearly three-month review of the business initiated by John Martin, who earlier this year...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation has appointed media marketing veteran Cyd Wilson as its new executive director following the departure of Jill Seltzer.
Wilson is the founder and president of Cyd Wilson Entertainment Marketing and long-time creative...