British media

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NotW Goes to Presses for Last Time

'Thank You & Goodbye' says final headline

(Newser) - "Thank You & Goodbye," reads the final headline of the News of the World , closing in the wake of a disastrous phone-hacking scandal . For the newspaper's final edition, 5 million copies were printed, twice its usual run, with money from sales slated for charity. "For Rupert... More »

Kate Middleton's Bank Account Hacked in 2005

Crime may be related to News of the World phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - The News of the World hacking scandal just got even more royal : Kate Middleton was a victim. But it was her bank account, not her phone, that was hacked, so the incident falls outside Operation Weeting, Scotland Yard’s phone hacking investigation. Middleton’s account was allegedly accessed in 2005... More »

Two Journalists Arrested in Phone Hacking Scandal

Ian Edmondson, Neville Thurlbeck deny wrongdoing

(Newser) - Two journalists implicated in the News of the World phone hacking scandal have been arrested today. The former news editor, who was fired in January, and current chief reporter voluntarily turned themselves in at London police stations and were taken into custody on suspicion of illegally intercepting voicemail messages, the... More »

Sienna Miller to Sue for NOTW Phone-Hacking

Star believes 'NOTW' reporter listened to her voicemails

(Newser) - Sienna Miller is set to join the growing list of outraged public figures taking legal action over phone-hacking by reporters at Britain's News of the World. Lawyers for the star say she plans to add her name to those seeking a review of how the police handled the case and... More »

Rupert Murdoch Is a 'Gangster'

News Corp. head is 'menacing to democracy'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch is painted as a “gangster” in a scathing Guardian piece by Henry Porter. The head of News Corp. , under fire for the phone-hacking scandal his News of the World is embroiled in, “is a problem for British society,” Porter writes, “as menacing in... More »

Iconic London Paper Goes Free After 182 Years

Owners eliminate cover price as Evening Standard hemorrhages cash

(Newser) - The Evening Standard, London's 182-year-old afternoon newspaper, will become a freesheet later this month in an attempt to pump up the struggling title's circulation. The Standard, purchased by Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev last year for the fire-sale price of one pound, loses $16 million a year and may fire staff... More »

London Paper Is Murdoch's Paywall Test Ground

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch will test out his new pay-to-read Internet model this November, when News Corp launches a stand-alone website for Britain's Sunday Times. According to the Guardian, the site will feature "communities editors" and its own team of journalists. It's unclear whether users will pay a subscription or... More »

Brit Cops Face Probe Over Media Bribes

MPs may investigate whether journos pay police for information

(Newser) - British Parliament may investigate police over reports that journalists pay them for dirt on celebrities and criminal suspects, the Guardian reports. Since police opted not to reopen a probe into alleged phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid News of the World, several politicians have been seeking to determine if... More »

Want to Own a Newspaper? Got $1.50?

Russian oligarch buying iconic London paper for token sum

(Newser) - A Russian oligarch with a past in the KGB is set to buy one of London's most visible newspapers, at the knockdown price of just a buck and a half. Alexander Lebedev will acquire the Evening Standard for the token price—the cost of two copies—from a media conglomerate... More »

My Search Term, Myself

Blogger ponders path Web surfers take to his threshold

(Newser) - Freud would have a field day studying Google searches, posits a blogger who tracked the terms visitors to his web page used and found a window into man's pathologies. John Kelly, a columnist on leave from the Washington Post, writes in the Guardian about "how the fetishes, pathologies and... More »

Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media

Record libel suit rocks major outlets

(Newser) - A former suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is suing 12 British news organizations for libel. It's the largest number of claims ever against British media concerning a single issue, reports the Guardian. Robert Murat lived near the Portuguese vacation apartment where the McCanns were staying when the 3-year-old... More »

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