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Encyclopedia > Lachlan Murdoch

Lachlan Keith Murdoch (born September 8, 1971), is the elder son of media mogul, Rupert Murdoch and the former Anna Torv. He resigned from his executive positions at News Corporation on 29 July 2005. Subsequently, younger brother James Murdoch is now viewed as his father's heir-apparent. Their sister Elisabeth Murdoch, an able businesswoman in her own right, is married to publicity wizard Matthew Freud. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Murdoch (born 1972) is the CEO of British Sky Broadcasting and younger son of billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. ... Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, opening a drug rehabilitation centre in Melbourne, May 2005 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, AC, DBE, (born February 1909), philanthropist, is the widow of Australian media proprietor Sir Keith Murdoch and the mother of United States-based media magnate Rupert Murdoch. ... Matthew Freud is head of Freud Communications Limited, and is a descendant of Sigmund Freud and relation of Lucien Freud and Clement Freud. ...

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Biography

Lachlan was born in London, England, but was raised in a wealthy Manhattan neighbourhood, where his father owned the tabloid, the New York Post. He received his education at the exclusive Aspen Country Day School in Aspen, Colorado, as well as Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1994. During summers he would work jobs ranging from cleaning printing presses to sub-editor at The Sun and The Times. At the age of 22, he was appointed general manager of Queensland Newspapers, which publishes The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. One year later, he became publisher of Australia’s first national paper, The Australian. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy CEO of News Limited, Executive Director of News Corporation since 1996, Deputy Chief Operating Officer since 2000, Senior Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2000, and Chairman of STAR since 1995. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Andover, Phillips Andover, or simply P.A.) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ... The Australian (informally referred to as The Oz) is a national daily broadsheet newspaper published by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... STAR is an acronym for: Organizations Society for Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio, a non-profit New Jersey astronomy club. ...


He has been criticised as a "rich brat" for his "poor handling" of Murdoch interests in One.Tel[citation needed], which lost the empire millions of dollars. In this venture, Lachlan worked with Australian businessman James Packer, the son of Kerry Packer. Lachlan has also been attacked for trying to "Americanise" Australian newspapers. Lachlan has publicly supported the idea of Australia becoming a republic (for example in National ABC Radio AM 8.21am interview on 22nd September, 1999) [1]. One. ... James Douglas Packer (1967-) is an Australian businessman and Australias richest man. ... Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) was an Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon. ...


Murdoch married Australian model/actress, Sarah O'Hare in 1999. They have two sons, Kalan, born in 2004, and Aidan, born on May 6, 2006[2]. Prior to 2003, Lachlan and Sarah were owners of "Berthong", a house in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, which was subsequently bought by Russell Crowe [3]. From time to time, Lachlan and Sarah host fundraising dinners for the charity "Murdoch Children's Research Institute" [4]. Lachlan is considered to be a friend of Australian actress Nicole Kidman[5], New Zealand actor Russell Crowe and director Baz Luhrmann. Lachlan has tattoos on his forearms. Sarah OHare was born in London, England on 31 May 1972 and grew up in Sydney, Australia. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (127th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning New Zealand-Australian[1] film actor. ... Nicole Mary Kidman AC born June 20, 1967, is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] actress. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning New Zealand-Australian[1] film actor. ... Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on September 17, 1962) is an Oscar-nominated Australian film director. ...


Lachlan has a strong personal interest in Australian rugby league. On March 30, 1995, Lachlan Murdoch was at the first Super League meeting in the Atanaskovic Hartnell offices in Sydney. He and former Broncos chief John Ribot signed up leading Bulldogs players on documents which were not legally effective. [6] Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...


For the year 2001, Lachlan Murdoch earned a salary of au$2.59 million [7]. In June 2005, Lachlan received the Press & Outdoor Advertising "Media Person of The Year" award in Cannes [8]. Lachlan is one of the founding patrons (along with Anthony Pratt, Peter Lowy and Lisa Fox of an organization called "Advance", formerly known as "YAPA" (Young Australian Professionals in America). [9] Cannes - receding storm Cannes, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lÎle Saint-Honorat Cannes (pronounced ) (Provençal Occitan: Canas in classical norm or Cano in Mistralian norm) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département and the r...


On July 29, 2005, he announced that he would be resigning from executive roles with News Corporation and moving with his family to Australia, although he would retain his seat on the board. July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After his resignation, Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News Channel, was named chairman of News Corp.'s group of television stations. The abrupt and unexplained departure of the 33-year-old Lachlan Murdoch apparently dashed News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch's hopes that his son would one day take over as CEO of the global media empire, which includes the Twentieth Century Fox movie studio, the Fox television network, several satellite broadcasters including DirecTV, and newspapers in Britain, Australia, and the New York Post. Roger Ailes Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. ...


In the weeks after his resignation, however, he began a new venture, lodging applications to set up a new Australian company called Illyria Pty Ltd, in which he acts as sole director and secretary.


In February 2006, Lachlan attended the memorial service for Australian businessman Kerry Packer [10]. Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) was an Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon. ...


As of February 2007, Murdoch is taking part in a joint venture with swimmer Ian Thorpe in the hopes of aiding the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea.


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Quotes

By Lachlan

  • "Good journalism is good business practice; good business supports great journalism." (Andrew Olle Media Lecture, 18 October 2002)
  • "You can see here that the Australian media elite define their club through standards designed only to exclude." (Andrew Olle Media Lecture, 18 October 2002)
  • "One of the problems with American newspapers is that the design, the look, and the feel lack any sort of vigor, that's a pity"

[11]


About Lachlan

  • "He (Lachlan) was a gentleman, and he called to be sure that the contretemps last week was between him and the New York Daily News, not between him and me."

(Ken Auletta, writer for The New Yorker, after a story that the New York Post was losing $40 million a year) [12] Ken Auletta is a U.S. journalist from Brooklyn, New York, who has written over 10 books, several of which have become NY Times best-sellers. ... The New Yorker is an American magazine that publishes reportage, criticism, essays, cartoons, poetry and fiction. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ...


External links

Decision to leave News Corporation

  • Detailed article from the New York Magazine (September 19, 2005 by Steve Fishman) reportedly written with Lachlan's co-operation.
  • Melbourne Age article
  • Guardian article (August 1, 2005)
  • USA Today article

Speeches

  • Lachlan Murdochs "Andrew Olle Media Lecture" 18 October 2002
  • National Press Club of the U.S., 21 September 1999

References

Articles

  • Kirkpatrick, David, "Murdoch Gets a Jewel. Who'll Get His Crown?" New York Times, December 28, 2003.
  • Milliken, Robert, "Lachlan Murdoch; Heir to the Sun and Sky," Independent (London), May 7, 1995.
  • Pappu, Sridhar, "Lachlan Murdoch, Spiky Punk Heir Right for Post?" New York Observer, November 24, 2003.
  • Salamon, Julie, "Television: An American Story; A Family That Tried to Be Both Rich and Good" New York Times, October 1, 2000.
  • Neil Chenoweth, The Australian Financial Review on Friday, August 5, 2005, on Lachlan's involvement in Australian Super League shenanigans.

The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987 by Arthur L. Carter, a very successful former investment banker with publishing interests. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Australian Financial Review is the leading business newspaper in Australia. ...

Books

  • Wendy Rohm Murdoch Mission (2002). Interviews with various Murdoch family members
  • Neil Chenoweth Virtual Murdoch (2001). Mainly about Rupert Murdoch
  • Paul Barry, Rich Kids, Bantam Books, 2002, ISBN 1-86325-338-6

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