It’s official. Yesterday, as expected, the boards of News Corp and Dow Jones each met to approve News Corps buyout offer. With sufficient support from shareholders secured, the deal will go ahead. It will likely take about four months to transition. Once complete, Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation will reign over what is arguably the largest single owned territory of business media in the world.
There’s nothing like a map to show how big something is. So here it is, a visual layout of the mammoth that is News Corp. (Click the map and a page will launch with a larger image to display. If that image still is not large enough, a downloadable PDF or MS Word version is hosted on Scribd.)