Topic: phone hacking

People Named Murdoch

Should the family be closed as well as the paper?

The possibility that Rupert Murdoch would choose to close a 168-year-old newspaper, a profitable one at that, is nil. It’s just that the man at the top, who once called…

'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…

Former 'News of the World' Editor Coulson Arrested

He had also served the prime minister

Update: According to a report in the New York Times, Andy Coulson has been arrested "on suspicion of corruption and phone hacking." As if News Corp.'s decision to close the News…

It’s the Advertisers Wot Done It

'News of the World' to end its 168-year run without any ads at all

News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-plagued British tabloid, will print its last issue this Sunday—and it will not be running any advertising. In the statement in which he announced the…

News Corp. Closing Beleaguered 'News of the World'

Rupert Murdoch's tabloid destroyed by hacking scandal

Editors' note: This is a breaking story, and is being continuously updated as news warrants. The latest revelations in the ongoing News Corp. phone hacking scandal were apparently too much for…

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…

Looking Back at the U.S.’ Own Voicemail Hacking Scandal

Exposé forced newspaper to apologize and pay up

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has elicited disgust from across the globe, calling into question the methods used by aggressive reporters in pursuit of a scoop. Particularly,…

News Corp. Stock Falls Amidst Phone Hacking Scandal

Shares down 5% Wednesday

Shares of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate, fell on Wednesday in the midst of the exploding News of the World phone hacking scandal. News Corp. stock was down as much…

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…

'News of the World' Also Hacked Families of 7/7 Victims

PM David Cameron plans to launch inquiry

As if hacking into the voicemails of a missing 13-year-old-girl and wrongly accused murder suspect weren’t already bad enough, another revelation has come to light in the News of the…