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The BBC “put its reputation at risk” by handing over huge pay-offs to senior staff, according to a committee of senior MPs. Among the excessive payouts given to senior staff were £470,000 to former director-general George Entwistle after only 54 days in the job and £680,000 to former chief operating officer Caroline Thomson. (Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The BBC made “unacceptable” severance payments to senior staff as a result of failures of management and oversight, a panel of MPs said today. The cor(...)

Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times and former BBC director-general, leaving Portcullis House after attending a hearing at the public accounts committee in London yesterday. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from British MPs yesterday over the high level of severance payouts made to f(...)

Essendon Bombers AFL coach James Hird leaving his home in Toorak, Melbourne. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The Australian Football League (AFL) has charged top-flight Australian Rules club Essendon Bombers and four senior officials for bringing the game int(...)

Red Sox owner John W Henry got the Boston Globe for less than a tenth of what the New York Times paid when it bought the newspaper for $1.1 billion in 1993. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

The New York Times Co has agreed to sell the Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team for $70 million in cash, a small (...)

The New York Times said its second-quarter revenue fell almost 1 per cent as gains in subscriptions to its flagship and other newspapers could not off(...)

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