Updated: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:30:00 GMT
A short history of News Corp

News Corp: in pictures



Rupert Murdoch delivers Keynote At The National Summit On Education Reform (© Justin Sullivan/Getty)
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  • Rupert Murdoch delivers Keynote At The National Summit On Education Reform (© Justin Sullivan/Getty)
  • Murdoch holding a copy of The Daily Mirror (© © Keystone - Hulton Archive - Getty Images)
  • Murdoch being congratulated by News Of The World chairman William Carr (© © Jim Gray - Keystone - Hulton Archive - Getty Images)
  • Murdoch having lunch in the New York Post’s cafeteria in January 1977 (© © Ted Thai - Time Life Pictures - Getty Images)
  • Murdoch holding a copy of The Times with its editor William Rees-Mogg (© © AP Photo)
  • Murdoch in his New York office (© © Yvonne Hemsey - Getty Images)
  • Ccomedian Joan Rivers joins Barry Diller, the chairman and CEO of Fox, and Jamie Kellner, the president and COO of the new network at a press conference to announce the launch (© © Bettmann - CORBIS)
  • Strikes in Wapping, London (© © Rex Features)
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Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corporation, has officially split into two separate companies.

The corporation's more profitable entertainment arm, which includes a Hollywood film studio, is being spun off under the name 21st Century Fox. The publishing arm, which includes the Sun and the Times in the UK, and the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post, will retain the News Corp name.

We take a look back at the history of News Corp…

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