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NEWS CORP ALTERS APPROACH TO HACKING SCANDAL

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who was appointed by Rupert Murdoch to head a Management and Standards Committee (MSC) to investigate possible wrongdoing on the part of reporters and executives at his London newspapers, is leaving the group, the company announced on Monday. The committee will now report to News Corp’s general […]

EX-NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTER WRITES BLOG ITEM, IS ARRESTED

March 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Neville Thurlbeck, the former chief reporter for the News of the World, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of intimidating a witness. While the witness was not identified by police, he is believed to be Will Lewis, who heads an internal committee set up by News Corp to ferret out and turn over to authorities possibly […]

DID THE SUN PUT POLICE AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON RETAINER?

February 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In the ever-metastasizing scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., several rival papers in the U.K. today (Thursday) reported that public officials and police officers were paid retainers by Murdoch’s News International to feed reporters with exclusive information. One unnamed source told the Financial Times, “This is not about sources or expenses. This is […]

MURDOCH ROCKED BY NEW SCANDAL

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch was reportedly flying to London on Sunday following the latest bombshell in the continuing scandal involving his British newspapers — the arrest of five senior journalists at The Sun, Britain’s largest circulating daily newspaper (2.7 million copies). They included the newspaper’s deputy editor, chief reporter, chief foreign correspondent, picture editor, and a reporter. […]