News Corp. Mulls Splitting in Two

News Corp. is considering splitting into two companies, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment businesses, say people familiar with the situation.

The split would carve off News Corp.’s film and television businesses, including 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel from its newspapers, book publishing assets and education businesses. News Corp.’s publishing assets include The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London and the Australian newspaper, as well as HarperCollins book publishing. If a separation occurs, the publishing company would be far smaller than the entertainment company.

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