Media Decoder

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When the young Oracle heir entered the entertainment industry, no one expected much. Instead, he’s built the rarest of businesses — a thriving, all-audiences, independent studio.

An ambitious news site, The New Bedford Light, has sprung up in an old New England whaling town to fill a void in coverage.

His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump’s circle. Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump’s world and Fox’s own internal politics.

I had to share my father with millions of readers, but they never got hear the back stories over a Wendy’s hamburger coming home from Shea Stadium in the middle of the night.

The term “unindicted co-conspirators” generally refers to individuals for whom there is insufficient evidence to bring charges or who have cut a deal. “Legally, it wouldn’t make sense to call informants co-conspirators,” said one legal expe...

She captured De Niro, Streep, Eastwood and many others, often in unguarded moments. Working with directors like Fellini and Spielberg inspired her to make movies herself.

Workers at the cable network say the union will represent more than 300 workers, including producers, bookers and writers.