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Prodigal son Lachlan Murdoch gets key role in empire

Rupert Murdoch announced Wednesday that his son Lachlan will assume key roles in the two companies that make up his media-entertainment empire. The moves put the eldest Murdoch scion into leadership roles at the companies built by his 83-year-old father. Lachlan Murdoch's appointment comes years after he abruptly resigned from the family empire after clashing with other executives. He will become non-executive chairman at News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, the companies created when the conglomerate was split into publishing and entertainment segments.

Prodigal son Lachlan Murdoch gets key role in empire

Rupert Murdoch's prodigal son Lachlan is back, with key roles in the tycoon's media-entertainment empire. Lachlan Murdoch, 42, was named Wednesday as non-executive chairman at News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, the companies created when his father's conglomerate was split into publishing and entertainment arms. Murdoch also promoted another of his sons, 41-year-old James, to be co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. He is a member of the board of News Corp.

Murdoch names son Lachlan as vice president of media empire

Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday he had promoted his son Lachlan to be vice president of the two companies that make up his media empire. Those companies are News Corp. and the TV and film producer 21st Century Fox. For years speculation had been rife over which of the six children of the 83-year-old magnate would take over for him. Murdoch did not totally clarify his intentions, as he promoted another of his sons, James, 41, to be co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox.

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, News Corp. name son Lachlan nonexecutive co-chairman

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan will become nonexecutive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp., two companies controlled by the father. Murdoch's other son, James, also is being named co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, a TV and movie company that was separated from the publishing company News Corp. last June. Rupert Murdoch is chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox and executive chairman of News Corp. The 42-year-old Lachlan Murdoch and 41-year-old James serve as directors of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox.

Murdoch names son Lachlan as vice president of media empire

Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday he had promoted his son Lachlan to be vice president of the two companies that make up his media empire. Those companies are News Corp. and the TV and film producer 21st Century Fox. For years speculation had been rife over which of the six children of the 83-year-old magnate would take over for him. Murdoch did not totally clarify his intentions, as he promoted another of his sons, James, to be co-director of operations at 21st Century Fox. fga/dw/hd

Murdoch names son Lachlan as vice president of media empire

Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday he had promoted his son Lachlan to be vice president of the two companies that make up his media empire. Those companies are News Corp. and the TV and film producer 21st Century Fox. fga/dw/hd

News Corp executives pressured ex-reporter to take phone-hacking rap: court

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The former royal editor at Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World told a London court on Wednesday senior figures at News Corp.'s British newspaper arm put pressure on him to take the flak for phone-hacking to protect others. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing the voicemails of mobile phones belonging to senior aides to Britain's royal family, said News International bosses had said after his arrest executives wanted him to be the "lone wolf".

Ex-News of the World reporter: Editor Andy Coulson set up phone hacking payments

LONDON - A former News of the World reporter who was jailed for phone hacking has told a British court that the tabloid's editor, Andy Coulson, authorized payments for the illegal eavesdropping. Ex-royal editor Clive Goodman was jailed in 2007 along with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire for eavesdropping on the voicemails of royal aides. Goodman is on trial again, alongside Coulson and five others, over wrongdoing at the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.

Tabloid hacked Prince Harry homework message, court hears

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson paid a private investigator to monitor royal phone calls, including one in which Prince Harry asked for help with his homework, Britain's phone-hacking trial heard Tuesday. Clive Goodman, former royal editor of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid that closed in 2011 at the height of the scandal, told London's Old Bailey court that Coulson approved payments of £500 ($830, 595 euros) a week to Glenn Mulcaire to "monitor" three phones in the royal household.

UK PM Cameron's ex-media chief saw details of hacked royal calls: court

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief, agreed to have the phones of royal aides monitored and saw transcripts of hacked voicemails when he was editing a Rupert Murdoch tabloid, a former reporter said on Tuesday.
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