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News Corp. Critic Sen. Lautenberg Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014 Formal announcement set for Friday

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,…

February 14, 2013, 4:49 PM EST

Rupert Murdoch Resigns From News Corp. Boards Move is in preparation for divorce of publishing, entertainment businesses

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. hacking…

July 21, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

Former 'Sun' Editor Sues News Corp. Subsidiary for Wrongful Dismissal Matt Nixson was fired in July

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 investigating the phone hacking scandal…

November 17, 2011, 11:07 AM EST

Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International Scandal implicates at least 28 'NOTW' journalists

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”…

November 15, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

Survey Shows Hacking Scandal's Effect on Media Credibility U.K. and U.S. view news outlets differently

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. According to PBS U.K. Trust report’s YouGov survey,…

November 14, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

Turmoil Engulfs News Corp. Meeting Investor outrage leads Rupert Murdoch to shut down annual 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…

October 21, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

Murdoch Foe Tom Watson to Attend News Corp. Meeting The MP plans to address shareholders

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…

October 20, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

Former Dow Jones CEO to Testify on Phone Hacking Les Hinton resigned from News Corp. in July

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…

October 11, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

Scotland Yard Wants to Force 'Guardian' to Reveal Sources in Hacking Scandal Move provokes outrage from paper, supporters

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…

September 16, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

List of Those Who Ordered Hacking to Remain Confidential Actor Steve Coogan has names but can't reveal them

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,…

August 30, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

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