Meg James

corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times

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Corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the business of television and advertising

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Disney agreed to pay about $70 billion for the majority of 21st Century Fox. The purchase closed last night.

With Disney-Fox merger, Mickey Mouse and Bart Simpson are now family

Disney agreed to pay about $70 billion for the majority of 21st Century Fox. The purchase closed last night.

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LA billionaire Jerry Perenchio died this week.

Remembering media-shy LA philanthropist Jerry Perenchio

LA billionaire Jerry Perenchio died this week.

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In April, a station that plays regional Mexican music jumped over four other stations to win the key "morning drive" time period. Then ratings plunged back down 37% in May.

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In April, a station that plays regional Mexican music jumped over four other stations to win the key "morning drive" time period. Then ratings plunged back down 37% in May.

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