hacking scandal

Sen. Lautenberg, News Corp. Critic, Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2014

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a persistent critic of News Corp. and media consolidation, said Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 89-year-old Senator confirmed his plans to the Newark, N.J.-based Star-Ledger, but will make a formal announcement tomorrow in Paterson, N.J.

Rupert Murdoch Resigns From News Corp. Boards

Rupert Murdoch resigned from a number of News Corp. boards—including his post as director of News International, the holding company for the newspapers at the center of the U.K.

Former ‘Sun’ Editor Sues News Corp. Subsidiary for Wrongful Dismissal

Matt Nixson, the former head of features for the British Sun newspaper, is suing the tabloid’s owner, News Group Newspapers, and four people who are inv

Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International

Police have uncovered new evidence showing a wider extent of phone hacking in British newspapers. Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media practices and ethics revealed on Monday that “at least” 28 News of the World journalists were involved in phone tapping.

Survey Shows Hacking Scandal’s Effect on Media Credibility

The News International phone hacking scandal has taken a major toll on U.K. citizens’ opinion of their country’s press, a new survey found.

Turmoil Engulfs News Corp. Meeting

“I think we’ve had enough questions,” Rupert Murdoch told News Corp. shareholders on Friday, less than an hour and a half into the company’s annual shareholder meeting at Fox Studios in Century City, Los Angeles. “I declare the meeting finished.”

Murdoch Foe Tom Watson to Attend News Corp. Meeting

Tomorrow morning, at Fox Studios' Zanuck Theatre in Los Angeles, a very un-Hollywood set will assemble for the annual News Corp. shareholder meeting. But one notable attendee is attempting to stir up drama worthy of the setting.

Former Dow Jones CEO to Testify on Phone Hacking

Former Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton, who has been keeping a low profile since he resigned last July in connection with the News of the World hacking scandal, is being dragged back into the spotlight to

Scotland Yard Wants to Force ‘Guardian’ to Reveal Sources in Hacking Scandal

In what the Guardian is calling an “unprecedented legal attack on journalists' sources,” Scotland Yard is seeking to use the Official Secrets Act to force the newspaper's reporters to disclose their confidential sources for articles related to the News of t

List of Those Who Ordered Hacking to Remain Confidential

Glenn Mulcaire has finally revealed the names of the News of the World journalists who ordered him to hack into the phones of several public figures. But, barring a leak, only British actor Steve Coogan and his legal team will ever get to see the list.