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    1. December 11, 2014

      City that never sleeps wakes up to the power of British influence

      It is 50 years since The Beatles-led assault on the US pop charts was dubbed the “British invasion”, and three decades have...

    2. October 30, 2014

      NY Times falls into red on job cuts and digital investment costs

      Costs related to redundancies and digital investments tipped the New York Times to a loss in the third quarter, outweighing...

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    1. Business Guide to Manchester 2012

      Economy: The city has defied many bleak predictions Politics: The area’s politicians ...
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    1. October 1, 2014

      New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs

      The New York Times is cutting 100 jobs from its newsroom and a smaller number on the business side as the US newspaper looks...

    2. July 29, 2014

      NYT profits down 54% as ad sales drop

      A fall in advertising sales and stepped-up investment in digital products sapped second-quarter profit at the New York Times...

    3. March 26, 2014

      New York Times boss takes swipe at Bloomberg over China

      Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, has taken a swipe at Bloomberg after the chairman of the financial...

    4. February 12, 2014

      BBC’s HR boss caught in the media spotlight

      Lucy Adams’ five years at the BBC have coincided with one of the most torrid periods in the corporation’s history: spending...

    5. February 6, 2014

      Media groups split by tech-driven ad buying

      The rapid adoption of technology-driven ad buying is leading to a tale of two cities in the media business. At AOL, total...

    6. February 3, 2014

      Ex-BBC chief apologises for £100m technology project failure

      Mark Thompson, the head of the BBC when a flagship technology project costing nearly £100m foundered, has apologised to MPs...

    7. January 28, 2014

      Reviving the BBC after the scandals

      Since Tony Hall took over at the BBC last year, the director-general has been on a mission to refocus the broadcaster’s...

    8. January 28, 2014

      Watchdog attacks BBC management over digital project

      Director-General Tony Hall’s decision to scrap a flagship BBC technology project costing nearly £100m has come under...

    9. January 27, 2014

      BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

      Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

    10. December 16, 2013

      MPs probing BBC pay-offs attack culture of ‘cronyism’

      The BBC had a culture of “cronyism . . . that allowed for the liberal use of other people’s money”, MPs said in a report...

    11. December 10, 2013

      BBC to axe management boards in bid to cut bureaucracy

      The BBC is to eliminate more than half of its internal committees, as it seeks to bring the curtain down on an era of...

    12. October 17, 2013

      Thompson called to account for BBC digital failure

      Mark Thompson, the former BBC director-general, has been summoned to appear before MPs in a probe of the broadcaster’s...

    13. September 11, 2013

      BBC: The British Blameshifting Corp

      Seven past and present BBC leaders were hauled before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to account for management failures...

    14. September 11, 2013

      Politicians are responsible for the BBC’s infighting

      In principle, I favour the separation of chairmen and chief executives, but when they have to be physically separated in...

    15. September 9, 2013

      BBC showdown produces little light

      It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

    16. September 9, 2013

      BBC payouts bring tension in Parliament

      Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from MPs on Monday over the high level of severance...

    17. September 9, 2013

      Lessons from the BBC’s pay scandal

      There can be no winners in the unedifying row between Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing Trust, and its former...

    18. Westminster Blog

      September 9, 2013

      MPs question BBC pay offs

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 9 Sep 2013. (c) PA Mr Thompson giving evidence Senior BBC...

    19. The A-List

      September 9, 2013

      Abolish the BBC Trust before it does more damage

      The ghost of Tony Blair has haunted the corridors of the Westminster parliament for the past two weeks. David Cameron...

    20. September 8, 2013

      Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

      The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

    21. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

      It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

    22. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust attacks Mark Thompson’s position on pay-offs

      The BBC Trust has attacked as “bizarre” leaked evidence from Mark Thompson, its former director-general, claiming the...

    23. August 1, 2013

      NYT bolstered by digital subscriptions

      Digital subscriptions have become a small but increasing revenue stream for the New York Times Company, as the publisher...

    24. July 12, 2013

      BBC needs to tune in to harder times

      Funded by taxpayers yet independent of political control, the BBC occupies a unique and privileged place in British public...

    25. July 11, 2013

      Former BBC director-general hits back over severance payments

      Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the BBC, has hit back at the description of events given by Lord Patten and...

    26. July 10, 2013

      BBC severance payouts ‘shock’ Lord Patten

      Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, voiced “shock and dismay” over the size of severance payments to former BBC senior...

    27. June 26, 2013

      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London – review

      Increasingly, stage musicals of movies – even if the story existed in another medium before it was filmed – have become...

    28. April 25, 2013

      New York Times unveils digital subscription plan after weak quarter

      The New York Times Company on Thursday unveiled details of its new strategy to reposition the publisher for the digital era...

    29. April 1, 2013

      Killing projects is the hardest innovation

      Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca’s new chief executive, has just laid out a new strategy to “focus, accelerate and transform” the...

    30. February 25, 2013

      IHT to be rebranded in overseas drive

      The International Herald Tribune will publish its last edition under that name after the New York Times Company said on...

    31. February 21, 2013

      NY Times to sell Boston Globe newspaper

      The New York Times Company on Wednesday said it will put its Boston Globe newspaper and related New England media properties...

    32. November 28, 2012

      Media groups grapple with succession

      The big succession question at News Corp has been answered, for now at least. No, not the endlessly discussed matter of...

    33. November 15, 2012

      Audit leader says ‘thank you for the music’

      James Grigor is a music lover with an eclectic mix of favourites, from Eminem to Cheryl Cole to 1960s rock. But he...

    34. November 12, 2012

      BBC presenters speak out

      David Dimbleby “It is still over-managed and the management still speak gobbledegook. Any editor, any head of a department...

    35. November 12, 2012

      Thompson has tough first day in new job

      Mark Thompson arrived at the New York Times on Monday morning with a television news crew waiting outside the newspaper’s...

    36. November 11, 2012

      Q&A: Does BBC have structural problem?

      Is there a problem with the structure of BBC News that caused the Newsnight scandals? Lord Patten calls for a “radical...

    37. November 11, 2012

      BBC needs to relearn its journalistic ABC

      The BBC is in some trouble. Losing two directors-general to shoddy journalism within a decade is more than careless....

    38. November 10, 2012

      BBC director-general Entwistle resigns

      George Entwistle has resigned as director-general of the BBC, saying it was the “honourable thing” to do in light of a...

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