Another News Corp top exec resigns

Rappler.com
The “departure list” at News Corp. just got longer. The resignation of Tom Mockridge, CEO of News International, the UK newspaper unit of beleaguered Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, was announced December 3, over a year after he replaced Rebekah Brooks in July 2011. Brooks resigned after another News International newspaper, the now closed News of the World, became embroiled in the phone-hacking debacle. Mockridge, a New Zealander, worked with Murdoch for nearly 22 years. He was earlier considered a shoo-in to lead the new worldwide publishing arm when the company divides in half in 2013, but that job will likely be given to Robert Thomson, the current managing editor of the Wall Street Journal.

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