Rupert Murdoch will step down as chair of Fox and Information Corp.
His son Lachlan will turn into the only real chair of Information Corp – and proceed as government chair and CEO of Fox Company.
In an announcement, Lachlan congratulated his father on a “exceptional 70-year profession” – and stated the 92-year-old will proceed to offer “valued counsel” in a brand new position as chairman emeritus.
“We thank him for his imaginative and prescient, his pioneering spirit, his steadfast willpower, and the enduring legacy he leaves to the businesses he based and numerous individuals he has impacted,” he added.
Writing to his colleagues, Mr Murdoch stated it’s the proper time for him to tackle completely different roles – including that he stays in “strong well being”.
He added: “We’ve each cause to be optimistic concerning the coming years – I actually am, and plan to be right here to take part in them. However the battle for freedom of speech and, in the end, the liberty of thought, has by no means been extra intense.”
Mr Murdoch additionally vowed that he will likely be “watching our broadcasts with a vital eye, studying our newspapers and web sites and books with a lot curiosity, and reaching out to you with ideas, concepts and recommendation”.
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