James Murdoch si dimette da News International per dedicarsi alle attività tv

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  mercoledì, 29 febbraio 2012
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James Murdoch, il figlio del magnate dei media Rupert Murdoch, si è dimesso dalla carica di presidente esecutivo di News International, la società della News Corporation che edita i quotidiani britannici del gruppo australiano come il News of the World chiuso in seguito allo scandalo intercettazioni.

L'annuncio è stato fatto da News Corporation in un comunicato in cui si spiega che il 29enne manager lascia la guida della società che edita i quotidiani britannici "per concentrarsi sui business televisivi del gruppo". James Murdoch ricopre l'incarico di presidente e ceo di News Corporation in Europa e in Asia.

Di seguito il comunicato ufficiale in lingua originale diffuso da News Corporation:


James Murdoch Steps Down as Executive Chairman, News International to Focus on Expanding International TV Businesses

NEW YORK, NY – February 29, 2012 News Corporation today announced that, following his relocation to the Company's headquarters in New York, James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, has relinquished his position as Executive Chairman of News International, its UK publishing unit. Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive Officer of News International, will continue in his post and will report to News Corporation President and COO Chase Carey.

"We are all grateful for James' leadership at News International and across Europe and Asia, where he has made lasting contributions to the group's strategy in paid digital content and its efforts to improve and enhance governance programs," said Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation. "He has demonstrated leadership and continues to create great value at Star TV, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, and BSkyB. Now that he has moved to New York, James will continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations."

"I deeply appreciate the dedication of my many talented colleagues at News International who work tirelessly to inform the public and am confident about the tremendous momentum we have achieved under the leadership of my father and Tom Mockridge," said James Murdoch. "With the successful launch of The Sun on Sunday and new business practices in place across all titles, News International is now in a strong position to build on its successes in the future. As Deputy Chief Operating Officer, I look forward to expanding my commitment to News Corporation's international television businesses and other key initiatives across the Company."

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