News Corp weighs replacing Murdoch

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  1. Chris
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    News Corp. is considering elevating Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey to chief executive officer to succeed Rupert Murdoch, people with knowledge of the situation said.

    A decision hasn’t been made and a move depends in part on Murdoch’s performance before the U.K. Parliament today, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly. Murdoch would remain chairman, the people said.

    News Corp. executives who watched Murdoch, 80, rehearse for his appearance had concerns about how he handled questions, according to three people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly. Murdoch and his son James are scheduled to discuss the company’s role in the alleged phone hacking of murder victims, members of the royal family and others by the News of the World, which was closed on July 10.

    News Corp. Said to Consider Chase Carey as CEO - Bloomberg
     
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    He has stacked the Board with family and friends. It would have to be something earth shaking to sit him down. But what has happened in the UK is pretty serious and it is growing.
     
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    What's more serious is that it could jump the pond. If American laws were broken, that could jeopardize the foundation of the empire. I don't see how he'd survive that.
     

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