The first stirrings of Rupert Murdoch’s new company, nickname: ‘PubCo’

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The leadership of the "new" News Corp., which is being referred to internally as "PubCo," continues to fall into place.

Heading up communications for the standalone publishing company now led by longtime News Corp. lieutenant Robert Thomson is Ashley Huston, who was previously the communications chief for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

Last month, the "old" News Corp. announced the details of its corporate crack-up, in which its entertainment assets will fall under the umbrella of a new entity called the Fox Group.

Here's Huston's email announcing her new role:

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Happy New Year…

After five wonderful with Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, I am taking on a new role with the company doing Communications/PR for the new News Corporation (aka PubCo).

Julie Henderson remains the main News Corp PR contact and will continue to handle all News Corp matters until the split, but I have officially moved over and am here for PubCo-specific questions. Contact info below.

Regarding Dow Jones and WSJ inquiries going forward, please contact Paula Keve (paula.keve@dowjones.com) and Sara Blask (sara.blask@dowjones.com).

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely holiday season and look forward to speaking with you in the new year!

Ashley Huston