How departure of James laid bare the Murdoch family rifts

The younger son has quit the media mogul’s firm, but the question of who will eventually inherit Rupert’s empire remains a cliffhanger, writes Vanessa Thorpe


The unfolding story of the Murdoch family empire is often likened to a television soap opera: there is plenty of jetsetting, wheeler-dealing, power-broking and personal intrigue. Yet Rupert Murdoch’s dominance of the media scene in Britain, America...

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