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Cameron Denies 'Conspiracy' With Murdoch

Despite Rebekah Brooks text messages like, 'Yes he Cam!"

(Newser) - David Cameron testified at an inquiry into News Corp's phone hacking shenanigans today, repeatedly insisting that there was no "conspiracy" between his government and Rupert Murdoch's publications, the Telegraph reports. The assertion came despite the revelation that disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks had sent... More »

Rupert Murdoch: 'I Failed'

News Corp mogul continues Leveson testimony

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch apologized today over the News of the World hacking scandal, admitting "I failed." He said he didn't pay enough attention to the tabloid, calling that lack of attention "an omission by me" during his second day of testimony at the Leveson inquiry into media... More »

James Murdoch Sticks to His Story

Continues to pin blame on subordinates during UK inquiry

(Newser) - Second verse, same as the first: James Murdoch defended his record at the head of his father's scandal-tarred British newspaper unit before Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry into media ethics today. Murdoch repeated allegations that the now-defunct News of the World's then-editor Colin Myler and the company'... More »

James Murdoch Stepping Down From BSkyB

Sky News reports that resignation will be confirmed today

(Newser) - Media exec James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal , is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, the Sky News channel reported today. Sky, the news channel of BSkyB, said his resignation would be confirmed later today after an unscheduled board meeting.... More »

James Murdoch Resigns From News International

Rupert's son steps down, will continue working for News Corp.

(Newser) - James Murdoch is resigning as executive chairman at News International, the UK publishing arm of his father's News Corp, the company announced today. Murdoch will instead focus on News Corp's international TV business, the AP reports, noting that the younger Murdoch has faced scrutiny during the phone hacking... More »

BSkyB Votes to Keep James Murdoch

He's reelected by huge margin despite hacking scandal

(Newser) - Looks like the News of the World phone hacking scandal won't cost James Murdoch his spot as chairman of BSkyB. Murdoch sailed through a shareholder vote today, with 81.24% supporting him and 18.76% opposing, the AP reports. "He runs an excellent board," Deputy chairman Nicholas... More »

James Murdoch Quits Times, Sun Boards

Move prompts questions over papers' future

(Newser) - James Murdoch has unexpectedly quit as a director at both the Times and Sun newspapers amid continued phone-hacking fallout. News International CEO Tom Mockridge is taking over Murdoch’s positions, leaving no Murdochs on the British papers’ boards; that prompts London’s Evening Standard to question News Corp’s plans... More »

We Hid Hacking From James Murdoch: NotW Bigwig

Former chief reporter confirms boss' Parliamentary testimony

(Newser) - James Murdoch was telling the truth when he told Britain’s Parliament he didn't know the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World , says the paper’s former head reporter. His subordinates “kept him in the dark,” Neville Thurlbeck—the man seemingly addressed in... More »

Murdoch: I Didn't Lie, Except About That One Thing

Tells Parliament he was kept in the dark, but did know about a 2008 email

(Newser) - And so begins the grilling of James Murdoch by Parliament, Round 2. Today's theme: I didn't lie. Murdoch once again insisted that he told the truth in regards to his lack of knowledge about the criminal activity that was happening at News of the World. And he pinned... More »

Murdoch, Sons Survive Shareholder Vote

Long-shot bid to end their control of News Corp fails

(Newser) - News Corp's shareholder meeting went pretty much as expected: Rupert Murdoch and sons took plenty of heat but survived a long-shot bid to oust them from control, reports the Los Angeles Times . The tally will be released next week, but given that the Murdoch family controls 40% of voting... More »

Murdochs' Father-Son Feud Raises Succession Doubts

Will James Murdoch take over, or will his differences with his father derail him

(Newser) - Rupert and James Murdoch have done a good job of projecting unity throughout News Corp’s phone hacking scandal , but behind the scenes there’s a growing tension between them, sources tell the New York Times . James Murdoch became a powerful figure in the company by heading its European and... More »

James Murdoch Gets Round 2 Vs. Parliament

UK also summons Les Hinton to testify

(Newser) - James Murdoch will be recalled for a second grilling before Britain's Parliament, a senior lawmaker investigating the phone hacking scandal said today. John Whittingdale told Sky News that his committee was "beginning to reach the end of its deliberations" but wanted to tie up "one or two... More »

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 »

Murdoch: I'm Sticking as News Corp Chief

Mogul announces strong results for media empire

(Newser) - The phone-hacking scandal that killed the News of the World hasn't made much of an impact on News Corp's bottom line—or on Rupert Murdoch's place at the top. "The board and I believe I should continue in my current role as chairman and CEO,"... More »

James Murdoch to Stay BSkyB Chairman

Position seen in jeopardy after phone-hacking testimony questioned

(Newser) - James Murdoch will keep his job as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting thanks to a unanimous decision by the company’s board, an insider tells Bloomberg . His position had been questioned after former executives rejected parts of his testimony before Parliament on the phone hacking scandal. “The role of... More »

Murdochs Were Granted 60 Government Meetings

Records show tight relationship with PM Cameron

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, his family, and News International editors and execs enjoyed more than 60 private meetings with British Cabinet ministers—107 meetings if social events are included—over the past 15 months, reports the Independent, which calls the meetings one of the strongest signs yet of the "unhealthily close"... More »

James Murdoch Under Fire for Testimony

Parliament may call News International boss back

(Newser) - As the fallout from Britain’s tabloid scandal continues, things could get stickier for James Murdoch in the coming week. The board of British Sky Broadcasting, chaired by Murdoch, has its first meeting since the scandal hit front pages; the firm faces official scrutiny as to whether it is “... More »

Ex-Execs Contradict James Murdoch Testimony

They say he was told of email revealing extent of hacking

(Newser) - James Murdoch’s testimony to members of Parliament on the tabloid scandal is again being challenged , this time by two former News International executives. An ex-News of the World editor and another exec say that contrary to what the younger Murdoch testified, they “did inform” him of an email... More »

James Murdoch Misled Parliament on Hacking Payoffs

Hacking victims received much bigger payouts than testified

(Newser) - James Murdoch misled Parliament in Tuesday's hearing, saying the hush-money payout to one prominent phone-hacking victim was about $402,000, when in fact it was 70% more, a hefty $684,000, reports the Guardian . Despite protesting that phone-hacking settlements were not "astronomic sums," with legal costs and... More »

Murdoch: 'This Is Most Humble Day of My Life'

Says no evidence 9/11 victims were targeted

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has concluded his time in the hot seat, with son James by his side. Highlights from today's hearing, a nearly 3-hour-long session in which 10 members of Parliament peppered the duo with questions and a protester chucked a foam pie at Rupert. (Rebekah Brooks is being questioned... More »

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