The battle for the Bancrofts

Ever wonder who’s in that mysterious Bancroft family that controls the voting shares in Dow Jones (which, of course, is the target of a takeover bid by billionaire Rupert Murdoch)? Wonder no longer.

Thanks to The New York Observer, there’s a handy family tree showing the various connections and what Murdoch needs to do to bring home The Wall Street Journal, the business journalism institution owned by Dow Jones that’s long been coveted by the media mogul. If you love a deal story as much as The Blog does, you will find this fascinating.

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