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July 15, 2011

News Corp Numbers: What Lies Beneath

REBEKAH BROOKS resigned as chief executive of News Corporation on July 15th, taking the advice offered to her in this week's print edition. As the chart below shows, the challenge for News Corp now is to prevent the stink from phone hacking at the News of the World spreading to the parts of the business that make most of the company's money. For while Rupert Murdoch is a newspaper man first and a television and film mogul second, newspapers made up just 13% of the company's profits in the year to June 2010.

source :economist