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News Corp. Revamps MySpace Executive Suite

News Corp. has hired two new top executives at MySpace.

Michael Jones, founder and CEO of Tsavo Media and former senior vice president at AOL, has been named cheif operating officer. Jason Hirschhorn, most recently president of Sling Media's entertainment group and former chief digital officer at MTV, has been named chief product officer.

Both will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to MySpace CEO Own Van Natta.

News Corp. points out that Jones focused on "social media monetization" at AOL. "Michael's operational insight and knowledge of the social media market will prove to be a valuable asset as we set out to evolve the MySpace product offering," said News Corp. chief digital officer Jon Miller in announcing the hires.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.