Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Game of Thrones: Popular NY Post Publisher Is Suddenly Ousted, James Murdoch Prepares His Own Exit


Big news this afternoon: Jesse Angelo, publisher of the NY Post, and golden boy in the Murdoch empire, is out. Angelo is bffs with James Murdoch, so this is surprising. But– James Murdoch is about to leave News Corp. as his brother Lachlan takes over the new non-movie and TV company.

Is this Game of Thrones?

A new publisher, Sean Giancola, who has been with the company as chief revenue officer since 2015, steps up.

James Murdoch was known to be leaving, but no time had been set for his departure. But yesterday, Bloomberg News revealed James has leased space to set up a family office to manage the Murdoch billions. This would suggest his exit is soon.

The Post, which loses many millions every year, is a vanity production but we can’t live without it. Yet, according to alexa.com, its online traffic has been in decline. (I don’t know why.) So they’ve also announced that a new digital editor in chief has taken over named Michelle Gotthelf.

And Rupert Murdoch? He says not a word, still off of Twitter and out of the spotlight. But you know he approved the whole thing. He’s still pulling the strings.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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