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News Corp Appoints Jim Kennedy As Chief Communications Officer

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)(NASDAQ:NWSA)(ASX:NWS)(ASX:NWSLV) announced today the appointment of Jim Kennedy as Chief Communications Officer, responsible for the company’s global corporate communications and media relations initiatives and strategy.

Mr. Kennedy, who served in the Clinton White House, joins News Corp from Sony Corporation of America (SCA), where he currently serves as Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications.

Mr. Kennedy begins his new role on December 9 and will report to News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson.

"Jim Kennedy is the canniest of communicators and the wisest of wordsmiths,” said Mr. Thomson. “His global experience and Washington expertise mean that he has a contact network that extends from Tokyo to Tucson."

Mr. Kennedy will be based in New York with Ashley Huston, Deputy Head of Communications, who joined News Corp from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in January.

About Mr. Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy has overseen media relations for SCA at Sony’s New York headquarters since October 2011. He previously served as head of communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, California.

Mr. Kennedy joined Sony Pictures in 2005 after a career in public service that included work as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton. He was also head of communications for the White House Counsel’s office, Vice President Al Gore, Senators Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut Attorney General's office, and the Clinton Foundation.

Mr. Kennedy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from American University.

About News Corp

News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, cable network programming in Australia, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and pay-TV distribution in Australia. Headquartered in New York, the activities of News Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. More information:  www.newscorp.com.



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