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November 21, 2013

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million.

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million (€10.9 million).

It comes just two weeks after the company posted its first quarterly results as a standalone company, following its separation from News Corp.

October 21, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

Rupert Murdoch has been reelected as chairman of the board for entertainment company 21st Century Fox, despite opposition from several shareholder groups and a top proxy advisory firm.

His sons, Lachlan and James, were also reelected to the 12-person board.

The vote was made last Friday at the first shareholder meeting of the company, which was separated from the publishing arm of Murdoch's News Corp in June this year.

September 25, 2012

Next-gen James Murdoch will reportedly be given more responsibilities in News Corporation’s US television division, following a dressing down by a UK watchdog over the phone-hacking scandal.

Next-gen James Murdoch will reportedly be given more responsibilities in News Corporation’s US television division, following a dressing down by a UK watchdog over the phone-hacking scandal.

Last week, Ofcom, the British broadcasting authority, appeared to have cleared BSkyB, the pay-TV company that family-controlled News Corp holds a large stake in, of any connection to the scandal.

However, it was critical of James, who was chairman of Sky until he stepped down in April. He remains a non-executive director.

August 30, 2012

The world has changed and some businesses that worked in the past won’t work in the future. Elisabeth Murdoch can’t be the only next-gen wondering if it’s easier just to jump ship and build something better.

When Elisabeth Murdoch stood up to deliver the MacTaggart Lecture recently – the main event at an annual British media jamboree in Edinburgh – the audience may have braced itself for a repeat of her brother James’s infamous appearance before British parliament.

Explaining why journalists at the newspapers he ran were hacking the phones of murdered girls and bombing victims, he lapsed into incomprehensible management jargon, blathering about “pushbacks” and “financial quantum”. Fortunately Elisabeth is made from different stuff.

June 26, 2012

Media conglomerate News Corporation, controlled by the Murdoch family, confirmed today (26 June) that it is considering splitting its business – a move that will separate its film and television operations from its publishing division.

Media conglomerate News Corporation, controlled by the Murdoch family, confirmed today (26 June) that it is considering splitting its business – a move that will separate its film and television operations from its publishing division.

September 30, 2011

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate. 

A big revolt by institutional investors against the current New Corporation board is likely, according to a shareholders advisory group, but the Murdoch family is still expected to retain its prominent position at the media conglomerate.

August 10, 2011

Murdoch family members are unlikely to fill News Corp’s top roles in the future, partly because of Rupert Murdoch’s failure to develop a succession plan, according to a leading family business expert.

Murdoch family members are unlikely to fill News Corp’s top roles in the future, partly because of Rupert Murdoch’s failure to develop a succession plan, according to a leading family business expert.

“A non-family CEO is likely, but the question is when this will happen,” said Professor Randel S Carlock, who is the Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in entrepreneurial leadership at INSEAD.

“Murdoch in one way is a classic family businessman – he doesn’t have a succession plan in place,” he said.

August 8, 2011

Elisabeth Murdoch will not join her father and brothers on News Corporation’s board, following suggestions the Murdoch family were too dominant at the media conglomerate. 

Elisabeth Murdoch will not join her father and brothers on News Corporation’s board, following suggestions the Murdoch family were too dominant at the media conglomerate.

After News Corp purchased Elisabeth’s TV production company Shine Group, known for making dramas such as The Tudors and Ashes to Ashes, in February, her father, Rupert Murdoch, said he expected his daughter would join News Corp’s board once the acquisition was completed.

May 4, 2011

When it comes to next generation business leaders, it doesn’t get much more heavyweight than John Elkann and James Murdoch.

When it comes to next generation business leaders, it doesn’t get much more heavyweight than John Elkann and James Murdoch.

Elkann, scion of one of Europe’s best known business dynasties, chairman of Fiat and chief executive of the Agnelli family investment company Exor, as well as Campden FB’s top family business leader, is one of the most watched business leaders anywhere.

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