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BBC JUBILANT OVER RATINGS FOR JUBILEE

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The three-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne attracted massive TV audiences on each day, according to preliminary ratings figures. The BBC’s coverage of Sunday’s Jubilee pageant, in which the queen and Prince Philip proceeded down the Thames in the Royal Barge accompanied by a thousand smaller vessels, attracted 10.3 million viewers, […]

PRIVATE EYE SAYS HE WORKED FOR 30 NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTERS

November 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Derek Webb, a private detective who performed freelance surveillance work for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World, claims that he followed at least 150 celebrities and politicians for as many as 30 journalists working for the tabloid. Among those he tailed, he said, were Angelina Jolie, Princes William and Harry, and News International critic […]

I SPIED FOR NEWS OF THE WORLD, SAYS BRITISH PRIVATE EYE

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has admitted that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians for the now-defunct News of the World over a period of eight years. Derek Webb told the BBC that his targets included Prince William, Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina […]

U.K.’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL: “LOST” EMAILS FOUND

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a development that could turn out to be the British equivalent of the release of the infamous White House tapes that brought down the Nixon presidency, The News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, disclosed today (Tuesday) that it has located millions of internal emails that it previously claimed had been lost. The […]

CAN U.S. NETWORKS AFFORD THE ROYAL WEDDING?

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After incurring heavy costs with their coverage of the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia as well as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters, it’s unclear whether the broadcast networks and cable news channels will be willing — or able — to devote the kind of resources to the wedding of Prince William and Kate […]

NEW CBS NEWS CHIEF LIFTS STAFF MORALE

February 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

One year after the CBS News staff was demoralized by news of dozens of additional job cuts and demotions, Jeff Fager, the new chairman of the division, and David Rhodes, its new president, suggested that there may be a change in the wind. As reported by TVNewser.com, Fager told a “town hall” of news staffers […]

BRITISH P.M. TO BE QUESTIONED ABOUT HACKERGATE

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harriet Harman, the acting leader of the British Labor Party, says she plans to question Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday over the appointment of Andy Coulson as his official spokesman. Coulson is the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid who resigned last year following revelations that one of its reporters […]