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NEWS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NEWS ELECTRONIC DATA

 NEWS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NEWS ELECTRONIC DATA
 NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS) announced today the formation of News Electronic data (NED).
 Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation, said "News Electronic Data will provide electronic versions of News Corporation's world wide data bases compatible with the digital electronic world now forming. I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Evans as president and CEO of this new operation."
 According to John B. Evans, "NED will form a link between News Corporation's mainly traditional data bases and the emerging world of high technology. NED should be able to supply services to those people who require their data in a digital format. I hope that over the next few months we will be able to announce a series of alliances with non-traditional as well as traditional media companies."
 Evans joined News Corporation as executive vice president- development in 1990. He previously headed up the Murdoch Magazines' division as president and had conceived and fulfilled electronic development of travel products, then part of News America. Evans is affiliated with the MIT Media Lab and a regular speaker on media and the future.
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 /CONTACT: Peter Rosenthal or Martha Cid of Howard Rubenstein Associates, 212-489-6900/
 (NWS) CO: News Corporation Limited ST: New York IN: PUB SU: PDT


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