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James Murdoch Reportedly Lined Up For Directorship At VICE Media

Will Murdoch fit in with the VICE 'ethos'?
Will Murdoch fit in with the VICE 'ethos'?
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VICE, that principled and occasionally self-righteous media outlet, is reportedly lining up a new director - James Murdoch, erstwhile antagonist of the phone hacking scandal.

According to the Evening Standard, Rupert's son is in line to become a director of VICE Media, having been instrumental in persuading 21st Century Fox (Chairman Rupert Murdoch) to invest $70 million for 5% stake in the company earlier this year.

James Murdoch relinquished chairmanships of BSkyB and News International following hacking revelations that led to the closing of the News of the World but was named Chairman of Sky Deutschland in September, his first major role since the crisis.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Rupert Murdoch invested in VICE Media. It was 20th Century Fox.