The outgoing chief executive of News International has predicted some national newspapers will not survive in printed form as the industry confronts a decline in readership.
Tom Mockbridge told The Times he expected "some consolidation" of titles with sales dropping.
But he added that he remained an "unambiguous believer" that many printed newspapers would remain despite the shift of readers to websites.
Current BSkyB Chief Operating Officer Mike Darcey is announced as News International Chief Executive after Tom Mockridge leaves post
– Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation
For nearly 22 years, it has been my pleasure to have Tom Mockridge as a colleague.
Whether it was his early days with our newspaper group in Australia, his incredible work building Sky Italia, or his steadfast leadership of News
International, Tom has always been a skilled executive and a trusted friend.
His decision to step down is absolutely and entirely his own. I am sorry to see him leave us but I know he will be a great success wherever he goes."
News International chief executive Tom Mockridge is to quit his role at the end of the month, it has been announced.
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation said the decision was "absolutely and entirely his own".
News International chief executive Tom Mockridge is to quit his role at the end of the month, News Corporation has announced.
Mockridge, who took over the position in July 2011, is stepping down to "pursue outside opportunities".
Tom Mockridge, chief executive of News International, will leave the company at the end of the month, News Corporation has announced.