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June 12, 2015

Rupert Murdoch, the second-gen head of media empires 21st Century Fox and News Corp, has stepped back as chief executive of the former so his son James can step into the spotlight.

Rupert Murdoch, the second-gen head of media empires 21st Century Fox and News Corp, has stepped back as chief executive of the former so his son James can step into the spotlight.

The US media tycoon will remain chairman of both companies. James has been working as co-chief operating officer at the movie studio since last year.

His brother, Lachlan, who was last year appointed non-executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, will now be an executive co-chairman. He will move from Sydney to Los Angeles to take up the role.

May 1, 2015

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

A pledge put forward in the Labour Party’s election manifesto has drawn ire from media baron Rupert Murdoch as it threatens to reduce his family’s control of British media.

The ageing billionaire has reportedly told staff at his British newspapers that a Labour-led government may lead to the break up of their employer, and told journalists to give more positive coverage to the Conservative Party, which hasn’t published a media ownership policy.

November 18, 2014

Independent shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to abolish the dual class share structure of media empire News Corp at its recent annual meeting, but Murdoch family control means the company will stick with the status quo.

Independent shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to abolish the dual class share structure of media empire News Corp at its recent annual meeting, but Murdoch family control means the company will stick with the status quo.

The Murdoch family holds 40% of the voting rights in the publishing empire, despite owning just 12% of shares, allowing it to effectively control the company with a minority shareholding.

October 1, 2014

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth is set to leave the family media empire, stepping down from the helm of 21st Century Fox subsidiary Shine Group, which she founded in 2001.

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth is set to leave the family media empire, stepping down from the helm of 21st Century Fox subsidiary Shine Group, which she founded in 2001.

She served as chief executive of the British television production company, which delivers shows such as MasterChef and The Biggest Loser, until 2011, when her father’s company bought the business.

She has since served as a chairwoman.

April 22, 2014

Only a month after he was promoted co-chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch has added the role of board member of an advertising start-up to his résumé.

Only a month after he was promoted co-chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch has added the role of board member of an advertising start-up to his résumé.

Murdoch, who built his career in his father's media empire, has joined the board of US-based True (X) Media – a digital advertising platform that promises to provide interactive advertising to its clients.

March 26, 2014

Rupert Murdoch appears to have anointed Lachlan Murdoch his family business heir apparent, in a reshuffle in 21st Century Fox and NewsCorp senior management this week, appointing the 42-year-old his co-chair at both companies.

Rupert Murdoch appears to have anointed Lachlan Murdoch his family business heir apparent, in a reshuffle in 21st Century Fox and NewsCorp senior management this week, appointing the 42-year-old his co-chair at both companies.

Lachlan's brother James Murdoch, once seen as the most likely successor to the Murdoch family empire, was promoted to co-chief operating office at 21st Century Fox, but will not be working in such a direct relationship with his father.

March 12, 2014

What to get a billionaire octogenarian for their birthday? Twenty-First Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch got immortality, of a sort, when he was inducted into the US television hall of fame.

What to get a billionaire octogenarian for their birthday? Twenty-First Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch got immortality, of a sort, when he was inducted into the US television hall of fame.

The March 11 ceremony, where he was inducted alongside five others, coincided with his 83rd birthday, something the family business patriarch described as an annoyance, because he doesn’t like looking back on the past.

January 16, 2014

They may be a dysfunctional family from middle America, but The Simpsons have brought together two family business behemoths, 21st Century Fox and Lego, who have launched a new toy brick set.

They may be a dysfunctional family from middle America, but The Simpsons have brought together two family business behemoths, 21st Century Fox and Lego, who have launched a new toy brick set.

January 9, 2014

Twenty-First Century Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family, has announced it plans to delist from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), only six months after it was first listed as a standalone company, to simplify its capital structure.

Twenty-First Century Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family, has announced it plans to delist from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), only six months after it was first listed as a standalone company, to simplify its capital structure.

According to chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch, the film and entertainment company no longer had sufficient operations in Australia to justify the listing.

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