Murdoch Appoints Sons To New Positions At 21st Century Fox

Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch attend The Television Academy's 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Murdoch has named his sons to new, powerful positions at 21st Century Fox. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has appointed his oldest son, Lachlan, to become non-executive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp.

Murdoch’s other son, James, is also taking on a larger role after being named co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox.

Both promotions may indicate a big step in the succession planning of Murdoch’s media empire.

NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses these appointments with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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