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Aug 04

News Corp joins the legions in changing exec incentives

Posted by dbedell in Securities and Exchange CommissionSarbOxRiskNews Corp.Dodd-Frank billclawbacksclawback provisionCareers/Management


With News Corp announcing this week a new compensation framework aimed at better-aligning executive incentives with shareholder interest, it once again brings into sharp focus the changing nature of executive compensation in the US—changes being pushed both internally at the board level and from policy-makers.

News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Co, has filed with the SEC plans to offer performance-based bonuses in the coming year to executives—including CEO Rupert Murdock, head of European and Asian operations James Murdoch, COO Chase Carey, and CFO David DeVoe

Aug 21

Tribune Co., Reader's Digest: A Tale of Two Media Giants With Way Too Much Debt

Posted by kcates in Tribune Co.Reader's DigestNews Corp.New York Times Co.mediaGannettcash concernsbankruptcy


You could go on and on about all the big-media dominoes that are teetering, but let's limit it here to just a couple of once-prosperous household names in the news lately.

First up, the Chicago Tribune, one of the pieces of the once-mighty Tribune Co., the sprawling media chain that's been slogging steadily toward bankruptcy these past many months after being woefully mismanaged and overextended (Tribune Co. also owns the Baltimore Sun, the L.A. Times, several other papers, and a bunch of broadcast properties, not to mention the Chicago Cubs, who might not make the playoffs this year but are doing a lot better than their print cousins).

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