Ian Burrell: Will reshuffle see more London hacks in NY?
Tom Mockridge's valedictory email to colleagues yesterday made clear his disappointment in a master he had served so well.
Mr Mockridge, one of Rupert Murdoch's most loyal executives, was passed over in favour of another devoted lieutenant, Robert Thomson. Given a choice of two antipodeans, Mr Murdoch selected his fellow Australian as head of the publishing division of his newly split empire.
That left Kiwi Mr Mockridge with little incentive to stay. He did Murdoch a favour in interrupting a successful career as a News Corp broadcasting executive to step into the furnace of News International after the departure of chief executive Rebekah Brooks. He brought NI some stability.
Mr Thomson's promotion is not a surprise. The former Times editor had been managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. The question is whether he will take London executives across the Atlantic, such as ex-Daily Telegraph editor Will Lewis, who would not have been a popular choice as Mr Mockridge's successor, given his role in handing evidence of staff wrongdoing to Scotland Yard.
Putin accuses US of causing global instability
Eleven members of same family hospitalised after eating deadly pufferfish
Phone-hacking: The Piers Morgan connection - Mirror admits some stories during Morgan's tenure may have been obtained by illegal means
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
competitive benefits: Sauce Recruitment: Outstanding analytic expertise is req...
competitive + bonus + benefits: Sauce Recruitment: Are you the king or Queen o...
£50k + commission: Savvy Media Ltd: Great opportunity to work for a team that ...
£18000 - £30000 per annum + uncapped: SThree: Do you feel like your sales role...