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Christopher Silvester

'News of the World' Closure: Another Murdoch Coup?

Media elite in England split on wisdom of move

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…

News Corp. Facing New Investigation into Phone Hacking Scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron caves to pressure

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…

News Corp.'s Hacking Scandal Goes Nuclear

Latest revelations prompt major companies to pull ads

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…

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

One involves a murdered 13-year-old girl

News Corp.’s British tabloid News of the World made headlines in recent months after it was revealed that the paper hired private detectives to hack into people's private voicemails, leading to…

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

The takeover is nearing completion

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,…

The Phone Hacking Scandal Gets Even Uglier

Stream of new revelations battering company

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…

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

Prince William's new wife, former prime minister allegedly targeted

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,…

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

Some suggest collusion in cover-up

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…

The News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal Never Ends

A look at the latest developments

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…

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 In the U.K., the world’s most anticipated…

April 25 2011

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