THE DISTILLERY: Breaking News

Jotters dive into the questions surrounding News Corp's strategic cleft, pointing to a variety of possible repercussions.

It appears that media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his fellow News Corp directors have been contemplating splitting the company up for most of June. An announcement is expected as early as this morning, so we’ve tried to select the analysis that keeps a broader perspective of what’s led to this potential shift. The three big questions are as follows. How does this fit with News Limited’s strategy? Has chief operating officer Chase Carey grown too much in stature for Murdoch to ignore for his own children? And why is it that Murdoch has now apparently warmed to an idea that’s he’s firmly dismissed for years?

Fairfax’s Malcolm Maiden brings us word about just when the upper echelons of News Corp started thinking about a move that shareholders have been demanding for years.

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