Christopher Silvester


‘News of the World’ Closure: Another Murdoch Coup?

LONDON—Was Rupert Murdoch’s decision to close the News of the World a calamitous blunder or a masterstroke? Thursday night, when a cross section of London’s media and political class assembled for the Spectator magazine’s annual summer party, the guests couldn’t quite decide.

News Corp. Facing New Investigation into Phone Hacking Scandal

LONDON—Rupert Murdoch’s News International, a subsidiary of his News Corp. empire, has lost a battle that it desperately wanted to win. It has failed to avoid a public inquiry into the phone hacking scandal.

News Corp.’s Hacking Scandal Goes Nuclear

LONDON—The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal seems in danger of spinning out of control. Following the revelations that News of the World journalists had hacked into the mobile phone of teenage schoolgirl Milly Dowler when she went missing in 2002 (she was later found murdered), the reaction of members of Parliament has been one of universal disgust.

Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ Involved in Two New Hacking Scandals

News Corp.’s British tabloid News of the World made headlines in recent months after it was reve

Inside News Corp.’s Jockeying for Britain’s BSkyB

After more than a year, News Corp.’s takeover bid for British satellite broadcaster BSkyB is nearing completion. Britain’s culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, gave his approval for the takeover last Thursday, subject to some tweaking of the conditions and a new consultation of market rivals that will run until July 8.

The Phone Hacking Scandal Gets Even Uglier

The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn Mulcaire, for hacking into the voicemail messages of Prince William and Prince Henry. News International, the U.K.

Revelations About Kate Middleton, Tony Blair Give U.K. Hacking Scandal New Life

There’s a saying popular in Britain that you can wait ages for a bus to arrive and then several come along at once. After a lull of about 10 days, the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal has seen a sudden flurry of new allegations that have revived interest in the subject.

Even Scotland Yard’s Tied Up in U.K. Phone-Hacking Scandal

The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn Mulcaire, for hacking into the voicemail messages of Prince William and Prince Henry. News International, the U.K.

The News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal Never Ends

The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn Mulcaire, for hacking into the voicemail messages of Prince William and Prince Henry.

Is the Royal Wedding a Bust?

The U.S. media might feast on every detail, but across the pond coverage of Kate Middleton’s fairy-tale event has been a study in abstinence