How they tried to stop Murdoch
But Mr Murdoch emerged the winner. Dow Jones was forced to
accept his $US60-a-share offer in early August, ending the Bancroft
family's 105 years of stewardship, after the three-month search
failed to produce a "competitive alternative proposal", documents
filed with the US stock market regulator on Friday show. The
publisher also agreed to pay News Corp $US165 million should it
back out and let the deal collapse, the filing reveals.