Murdoch's shocking retirement: Expert predicts minimal change in Fox's stance or approachSeptember 25, 20231 min read
Despite the fact that he was 92, Rupert Murdoch's retirement as chairman of Fox Corp. and News Corp. came as a shock. Many observers see the passing of the torch from right-wing Rupert to more right-wing son Lachlan as a potentially seismic shift in the media landscape.
Danilo Yanich, professor of public policy and administration at the University of Delaware, can discuss the changing of the guard at Fox, which he believes won't alter the network's approach all that much.
- Yanich doesn't think anything will change from the media side of the equation – coverage won't be any more right wing than it was before. "Lachlan has been running the day-to-day activities for some time now."
- Also, Yanich said, whether Rupert is "retired" or not does not take him out of the picture. "He still owns the company."
- Yanich noted that there has been commentary regarding the implications his retirement has for the power arrangements within the company. "That is probably true, but I do not see any change in how Fox approaches its media activities."
Yanich's research centers on the media and its intersection with citizenship, public policy and crime, as well as media ownership. He directs the Local Television News Media Project, which examines the role of the news media in democracy and public policy. Yanich was awarded presidential fellowships at two Salzberg Seminars (Salzburg, Austria), both focused on ethics and the news media.
To set up an interview with Yanich, simply click on this profile below.
Danilo Yanich Professor, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
Prof. Yanich's research centers on the media and its intersection with citizenship, public policy and crime, as well as media ownership.