Times Co. Chief Addresses Executive Editor’s Firing

Mark Thompson, the company’s chief executive, reasserted the paper’s position that compensation issues played no role in the departure of Jill Abramson.

Times Issues Response on Abramson Pay

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., The New York Times’s publisher, denied that a disparity in Jill Abramson’s pay compared with predecessors figured in her being replaced.

DealBook: $80 Million for 6 Weeks for Cable Chief

Rob Marcus, who became chief executive of Time Warner Cable in January, will receive nearly $80 million if the deal to sell the company to Comcast closes.


Disney Chief Was Paid Less in 2013, Filing Shows

Robert A. Iger received overall compensation valued at $34.3 million, down from $40.2 million in the 2012 fiscal year.


Lawmakers Fault BBC Leaders Over Severance Pay

A report by an oversight committee of the British Parliament said that “cronyism” at a “dysfunctional” BBC led to executives getting larger payoffs than they deserved.


Parliament Hearing to Focus on BBC Severance Dispute

The BBC’s former director-general has challenged testimony about how much the BBC Trust knew about payouts to departing executives.


Britain to Examine Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms

Hearings will look at payments the British Broadcasting Corporation made to senior editors as it tried to reduce its budget, and Mark Thompson, the former BBC chief, will testify.


Inquiry Focuses on BBC Severance Payments

The police in Britain opened an investigation after an audit found departing executives from the British Broadcasting Corporation received more than they were entitled to.


The Media Equation: For Media Moguls, Paydays That Outstrip Other Fields

Leaders in other industries may be well paid, but they earn far less than their media counterparts.


Media Decoder Blog: Disney Shareholders Endorse Pay of Chief Executive

Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chairman and chief executive, had been reported to be under fire despite Disney’s excellent results, but more than 57 percent of the company’s shareholders supported his $40.2 million compensation plan for 2012.