Rupert Murdoch: Facebook and Google should pay publishers

News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch has a suggestion for how Facebook and Google can regain user trust: Pay publishers. Murdoch on Monday called on the tech giants to pay established, “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies. “The publishers are obviously enhancing

Nonprofit CEO wins News Corp.’s Murdoch Community Hero Award

The president and CEO of Per Scholas — a nonprofit that provides free IT job training — has been named the recipient of News Corp.’s Murdoch Community Hero Award. see also Per Scholas CEO Plinio Ayala said he was “honored” by the recognition. “I am grateful for their commitment to building

Trump seems happy about Disney’s purchase of Fox

Investors weren’t the only ones happy with the Disney-Fox deal on Thursday — President Trump appeared to be a fan, too. see also Trump called Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch right after the deal was announced to congratulate him, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “The president spoke with

How a $52B deal puts The Simpsons and Mickey Mouse under one roof

In a blockbuster deal that could help reshape the media landscape, Disney will acquire a majority of the assets of Twenty-First Century Fox — including its storied Hollywood studio, its TV studio and 22 regional sports networks. The all-stock $52.4 billion deal will help Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger’s

Bel-Air Fire Continues to Burn; 405 Freeway Re-Opened

UPDATING: As massive fires rage to the north and east of Los Angeles, a brush fire has broken out east of the 405 freeway near homes and cultural institutions. The Skirball fire has burned more than 150 acres as Santa Ana winds continue to create dangerous conditions. As of 1 p.m.,