Why Rupert Murdoch Changed His Mind On News Corp. Split

07/02/2012 09:21 am ET | Updated Sep 01, 2012
  • DAVID CARR nytimes.com

Mr. Murdoch may have taken the leap, but he was pushed by a decline in the fortunes of print that was more rapid than anyone had anticipated. He was worn down by his most senior executives, a board that was suddenly listening to them as well as him, and his own instinct for self-preservation.

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