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MORE TURMOIL AT NEWS CORP’S U.K. OPERATIONS

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The scandal plaguing News Corp’s British newspapers has claimed another victim — this time, the very man who has been working hard to set the ship on an even keel again. Early today (Monday) Tom Mockridge, a 21-year-veteran of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate, resigned as CEO of News International, the unit that served as a […]

JAMES MURDOCH QUITS SCANDAL-PLAGUED NEWS INTERNATIONAL

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Without explanation, James Murdoch resigned today (Wednesday) as head of News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspaper business. His resignation came just days after the successful launch of a new NI title, The Sun on Sunday, which was directly overseen by his father, News Corp Chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Tom Mockridge, News […]

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. […]

MURDOCH KEPT OUT OF THE LOOP OVER ARRESTS AT SUN (Updated)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has still made no mention in his almost daily tweets about the surprise early-morning arrests on Saturday of four journalists, including two senior editors, working for his London daily, The Sun — and today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper suspects it knows why he has remained silent: Neither Murdoch and his son James, nor News […]

FOUR MORE NEWS CORP REPORTERS ARRESTED

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening a new phase in the investigation that began with allegations of voicemail hacking by reporters for the now defunct London tabloid News of the World, police on Saturday arrest four current and former reporters for the Sun, another London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. A serving police officer was also arrested as Scotland Yard […]

SOME NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTERS GET NEW JOBS — ONLINE

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

About half of the 89 persons who lost their jobs when News International shut down its News of the World tabloid over the telephone hacking scandal are getting new jobs within the Murdoch organization. In a letter to staff on Tuesday, N.I.’s CEO Tom Mockridge said that the company had “made available” 23 positions to […]

WHY DID MURDOCH’S ITALIAN SATELLITE SERVICE AXE CURRENT TV?

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The co-founder of Current TV claims that just two weeks before News Corp’s Sky Italia canceled the channel, he met with the channel’s CEO, Tom Mockridge, and was told then that there would be no problem with renewing its distribution deal. In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Joel Hyatt remarked, “One week Mockridge was […]