People Named Murdoch

Should the family be closed as well as the paper?


The possibility that Rupert Murdoch would choose to close a 168-year-old newspaper, a profitable one at that, is nil. It’s just that the man at the top, who once called all the shots himself, isn’t alone anymore.

News Corp is a family-run company—and, more and more, a family imbroglio. 

Some of the intrigue:

Rupert has ceded substantial power to his son James, who made the decision to close the News of the World. While James’ power is part of a calculated succession plan, he also has his own leverage: he’s his father’s closest family ally in accommodating Wendi—the patriarch’s divisive third wife.

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