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NotW Reporter's Letter Blows Lid Off of Top-Level Cover Up

Goodman: hacking was 'widely discussed'

(Newser) - A 4-year-old letter by News of the World's disgraced royal reporter—who went to jail and was fired for his admitted role in the phone hacking scandal—contends that senior figures at the newspaper and at News International knew phone hacking was widespread and sanctioned, reports the Guardian . The... More »

WSJ: Stop Using Hacking Scandal to 'Assail' Us

'Ideological' competitors aim to spread blame

(Newser) - Those at the Wall Street Journal—and "thousands of other journalists"—don’t deserve to be implicated in a mess caused by a single British tabloid, write the editors of the Journal , whose own publisher, Les Hinton, recently stepped down amid the phone hacking scandal . In a lengthy... More »

Murdoch's Resigning Execs Get Generous Payouts

Figure about $5.6 million for Rebekah Brooks

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks may be out of a job after her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp , but she won't be out of cash. The one-time News of the World editor will get a severance package of about $5.6 million, reports the Independent . The last editor of the... More »

WSJ Publisher, Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton Resigns

He's the latest casualty of Rupert Murdoch's phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of the Wall Street Journal's publisher today as the once-defiant media mogul struggles to control the escalating phone hacking scandal. The controversy claimed its first victim in the United States as Les Hinton, chief executive of the Murdoch-owned Dow Jones & co. and publisher... More »

Scotland Yard Launches, Ends Probe of News Corp. Hacking

Unsourced report broke no new ground: cops

(Newser) - Scotland Yard, smarting from a report that it failed to inform victims of a British tabloid's rampant phone hacking, today opened and quickly closed an investigation into the potentially explosive matter, reports the New York Times. Cops reportedly had evidence of thousands of incidences of illegal activity by private... More »

News Corp Paid $1.6M to Hide Journos' Crimes

Tabloid hacked thousands of phones of stars, politicians

(Newser) - The British subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp paid out more than $1.6 million in out-of-court settlements to conceal illegal methods deployed by its journalists, including hacking cell phones, a Guardian investigation reveals. Phone-hacking charges were first raised in 2007 in a case involving Prince William, but suppressed police... More »

Dow Jones CEO Leaves Ahead of Murdoch Posse

News Corp. insider to move in; WSJ publisher expected to leave next

(Newser) - Dow Jones’ CEO resigned today, one week before News Corp. is expected to finalize its purchase of the Wall Street Journal publisher. Insiders say Richard Zannino’s replacement will be Rupert Murdoch confidant Les Hinton; the succession, to be announced tomorrow, is thought to be the first among many in... More »

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