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.
While investigations into the News of the World hacking allegations rage on in the U.K., the Justice Department here in the U.S. is taking a more low-key approach in its own inquiry into whether the newspaper violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials.
London police are no longer planning to force the Guardian to reveal its sources for some of its reporting on the News of the World hacking scandal, the AP reports.
In the wake of the News of the World hacking backlash, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has managed to hang onto his position as head of the company. But fellow media mogul Ted Turner doesn’t think that Murdoch will be able to weather the storm forever.
The phone hacking scandal which has engulfed Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. had been relatively dormant over the past couple of weeks. But a letter revealed for the first time Tuesday is likely to blow the whole thing open again.
A month since the phone-hacking scandal claimed Dow Jones & Co. CEO Les Hinton, his lack of successor is turning out to be another elephant in the room for News Corp.
As the reporter who’s been at the forefront in the investigation into phone hacking by News of the World, the Guardian’s Nick Davies has been a real thorn in Rupert Murdoch’s side. And now things might just get worse for the media mogul. Davies has come to the U.S. looking for evidence of similar malfeasance here.
In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher’s libel lawyers. I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was an organized crime family, but instead was using “mafia” as a metaphor to imply that News Corp.
Former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner has been arrested in connection with allegations of phone hacking and bribing police officers to leak sensitive information.