News International CEO Resigns

    ROME - MARCH 12:  COE of Sky Italy Tom Mockridge speaks during the Rome Advertising Summit at the Auditorium della Musica on March 12, 2009 in Rome, Italy. The two day summit, 'Tutto Cambia - Cambiamo Tutto?' (Everything changes - Shall we change everything?), aims to analyse the present relationship between companies, brands and consumers and to create strategies for future scenarios.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tom Mockridge

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    The list of high-up News Corp. departures just got one name longer: Tom Mockridge, CEO of News International just resigned. Mockridge currently leads the U.K. newspaper unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., but had been seen as a favorite to take over the publishing side when the company divides in half next year until yesterday, when sources revealed Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson will likely be leading that side. Mockridge had taken over his current job from Rebekah Brooks who departed during the phone hacking debacle last year.

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