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Murdoch passes the baton to sons at Fox group

Rupert Murdoch, 84, (centre) will stay on as executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox while James Murdoch, 42, (right), will become CEO, while Lachlan Murdoch, 43, will be executive co-chairman.

New York

MEDIA conglomerate 21st Century Fox announced on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch's two sons would assume new leadership roles in the company, continuing the elder Murdoch's plans to keep control of the company in his family.

The appointments, effective July 1, had been