News Int’l loses Reed, names new head

LONDON: News International, one of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest media holdings, underwent a shakeup in its communications department last week as corporate affairs director Jane Reed announced she will step down at the end of March.

LONDON: News International, one of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest media holdings, underwent a shakeup in its communications department last week as corporate affairs director Jane Reed announced she will step down at the end of March.

LONDON: News International, one of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest media

holdings, underwent a shakeup in its communications department last week

as corporate affairs director Jane Reed announced she will step down at

the end of March.



The company, however, moved quickly to name external affairs director

Alison Clark as her replacement, and Clark wasted little time before

announcing her intention to expand the company’s communications

operations.



’We will be taking on more people and making changes, but I have not

done a full analysis of the department so I can’t say exactly what those

changes will be,’ Clark said.



Before joining News International in 1993, Clark worked as a public

affairs consultant at Rowland Sallingbury Casey. She was appointed

director of external affairs last summer, a position in which she was

directly responsible for regulatory issues and governmental relations. A

successor has not yet been named to take over Clark’s external affairs

role. Her post does not cover Murdoch’s Sky network, which has its own

corporate affairs team.



Jane Reed was appointed CBE in the New Year’s Honors List for services

to publishing and broadcasting.



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