James Murdoch Steps Down as Head of News Corp.’s News International Unit

New York – News Corp. said Wednesday that following his recent relocation to the company’s headquarters in New York, James Murdoch, deputy COO, has relinquished his position as executive chairman of News International, the conglomerate’s U.K. publishing unit that has been the focus of the phone hacking scandal. Tom Mockridge, CEO of News International, will continue in his post and run the business, reporting to News Corp. president, COO and deputy chairman Chase Carey. “We are all grateful for James’ leadership at News International and across Europe and Asia, where he has made lasting contributions to the group’s strategy.