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News Corp split begins as Murdoch names unit chief

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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch named close confidante Robert Thomson, an Australian, as the new boss of his newspaper and publishing empire Monday, paving the way for a major restructure at News Corp. 

Rupert Murdoch put the future of his newspaper and publishing empire in the hands of a fellow Australian as he set in motion the split of the media-entertainment conglomerate.

The appointment of Thomson, 52, currently editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, was Murdoch's opening gambit in a split of his media and entertainment conglomerate that is expected to conclude within weeks.

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