Murdoch's Son To Change Posts At News Corp.

Media baron Rupert Murdoch's son James, 39, is leaving his job as executive chairman of News Corp.'s newspaper arm, the company said Wednesday. He'll focus instead on the international TV business at the company, which has been embroiled in a scandal over phone and e-mail hacking in Britain.

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The son of media baron Rupert Murdoch is leaving his job as executive chairman of News Corp.'s newspaper arm, the company announced today. You'll recall that News Corp. has been embroiled in a scandal over phone and email hacking in Britain. James Murdoch, who is 39, will remain a high-ranking officer at NewsCorp and, the company said, will focus on the international TV business.

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