Media & Marketing

Tech

Australia plans to require Alphabet’s Google and Facebook to pay local media organizations for their content, the latest development in a global debate over whether the tech giants are unfairly benefiting from news articles that appear on their platforms.

Word on the Street

A vintage TV character who improvised fast solutions to urgent problems has become a term for our difficult times.

Business

William Lewis, who became CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal in 2014, said he is leaving the company after being told his contract wouldn’t be renewed.

Obituaries

Thomas Miller, a producer instrumental in the creation of hit television shows including “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Full House” along with films “Silver Streak” and “Foul Play,” died Sunday at age 79.

Pro Bankruptcy Distress

The coronavirus pandemic has forced sports leagues around the world to shut down, but the company behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship has vowed to keep holding fights for cable and pay-per-view audiences.

Business

Dylan Howard, the National Enquirer editor who played a central role in burying stories damaging to President Trump, has parted ways with the supermarket tabloid’s parent company, people familiar with the matter said.

Media & Marketing

Local television stations are experiencing a rare surge in viewership as more Americans tune in for coronavirus updates. But the stations are unlikely to benefit financially because of a cutback in advertising spending.

Media & Marketing

Advertisers are increasingly steering clear of online content related to the coronavirus, a problem for digital news publishers churning out articles about the pandemic.

Business

News Corp agreed to sell News America Marketing, its coupon-publishing unit, for about $235 million in cash to the private-equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners.

U.S.

Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, is alleging in a lawsuit that the publisher of the National Enquirer defamed him when it claimed that he was the source of the tabloid’s 2019 exposé about the Amazon.com founder’s extramarital affair.

Asia

China said it was revoking the press credentials of American journalists working for three major U.S. newspapers in the largest expulsion of media since the Mao era, amid an escalating battle with the Trump administration over media operating in the two countries.

Heard on the Street

Few stocks have been hit as hard by the coronavirus crisis as Cineworld, the world’s second-largest operator of movie theaters. Its troubles follow a script that will be played out many times across the leisure industry in coming months.