Digital Music Service to Pose New Challenge to Subscription Model

A new company will sell licensed smartphones that allow users unlimited free music downloads, hiding the price of the music in that of the phone.

Dow Jones Acting Chief Is Given Job Permanently

William Lewis, a longtime News Corporation insider, had been the Dow Jones division’s acting chief since Les Fenwick resigned in January.

Time Warner Sets Date for Time Inc. Spinoff

A securities filing says that what is now Time Warner’s magazine division will become a separate, publicly traded company on June 6.

Cable Fees and Football Help Profits Climb at Fox

The Super Bowl, new digital streaming TV deals and higher fees for its cable networks resulted in a stronger-than-expected gain in quarterly profit at 21st Century Fox.

Dee Dee Myers to Join Warner Bros. as Head of Communications

Ms. Myers, a former White House press secretary under Bill Clinton, will become an executive vice president reporting directly to Warner’s chief executive.

Media Decoder: Start-Up Ozy Media Adds Axel Springer as a Backer

Axel Springer of Germany is poised to announce an investment in Ozy Media, an online news site whose target audience is what it calls “the change generation.”


The Media Equation: In Media Moguls’ Rarefied Realm, It’s Like Father, Like Son

Even a cursory look at the media landscape suggests Rupert Murdoch is far from an outlier in wanting to see a property he built with his bare-knuckled hands land on his progeny.


Putting 2 Sons in Top Posts, Murdoch Guards His Dynasty

Lachlan Murdoch became nonexecutive co-chairman of the News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, and James Murdoch became co-chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox.


Talk: Vice’s Shane Smith: ‘Have We Unleashed a Monster?’

The C.E.O. of the magazine-turned-media-company on his new kind of news.


Jack Griffin Appointed Chief of Tribune Publishing

Mr. Griffin, who was ousted as chief executive of Time Inc. in 2011, will become the new head of Tribune Publishing in mid-April.


Seeking a Lead on News, Network Turns to Data-Mining Media Group

News organizations are rushing to form alliances with new companies they hope can give them an edge in finding stories and attracting younger viewers.


Murdoch Is Said to Pay $57 Million for Condo

Recently divorced, Rupert Murdoch has bought the top four floors of One Madison, near Madison Square Park in Manhattan.


Profit Tumbles at Fox, but Cable Makes Gains

A loss of roughly $1 billion in income from discontinued operations in the year-earlier period accounted for much of the decline.


Lex Fenwick, Dow Jones Chief, Resigns in Shift by News Corp.

News Corporation, which owns Dow Jones, said it was reviewing the unit’s “institutional strategy.” Mr. Fenwick will be replaced temporarily by William Lewis.


The Times Hires a Technology Columnist

Farhad Manjoo, a technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal, will write the “State of the Art” column.


‘American Idol’ Changes Its Judges, Tempo and Talent

Hoping to stabilize a sharp ratings decline for “American Idol,” Fox changes the judging panel, brings in a new director and promises stronger singing contestants.


Biography Casts Critical Light on Fox News Chief

A 560-page biography about Roger Ailes being published this month aims to be an exhaustive look at the television executive’s life and monumental career.


Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Movie Giant of the Kung Fu Genre, Dies at 106

Mr. Shaw and his older brother, Run Me, were movie pioneers in Asia, producing and sometimes directing films like “Five Fingers of Death.”


21st Century Fox Sells Stake in Chinese TV Company

The move was the latest step that the company has taken to reduce its position in China.


New Venture for AllThingsD Journalists

The ReCode site was started by Walter Mossberg and Kara Swisher after they parted ways with News Corporation and The Wall Street Journal.