News Corp. has launched a review of its anti-corruption standards. We’re not joking. In a memo from Rupert Murdoch, a new “ethics oversight structure” was implemented. It will be led by Gerson Zweifach as chief compliance officer and Lisa Fleischman as deputy compliance officer.
According to SmartMoney, there will also be five “compliance groups,” including a Los Angeles cable and broadcast group; a Los Angeles film and TV production group; a Europe and Asia group; an Australia group; and a New York news and information group.
“Let me emphasize that the review is not based on any suspicion of wrongdoing by any particular business unit or its personnel,” said Murdoch in the memo. “Rather, it is a forward-looking review based on our commitment to improve anti-corruption controls throughout the company.”
We love that quote. “Hey, we’re clamping down on people doing bad things! Not that anyone has done bad things. Just, you know, in case.”