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UK Report Blasts Murdoch, Press for Wreaking 'Havoc'

Leveson report being watched with keen interest domestically

(Newser) - Lord Justice Brian Leveson's long-awaited report on the various scandals surrounding News of the World and other British tabloids finally hit today, and it absolutely savages Rupert Murdoch's newspapers and the British press in general. The press, Leveson writes, has "wreaked havoc in the lives of innocent... More »

Why Rupert Murdoch Quit Several Top Positions

News Corp chief's job may be 'fragile': Howard Kurtz

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the boards of several companies that control his newspapers, as the Telegraph reported—but why? News Corp called it “nothing more than a corporate housecleaning exercise," but Howard Kurtz writes this at The Daily Beast : "Don't buy it." Besieged by... More »

16th Suspect Arrested in Phone Hacking Scandal

35-year-old man not yet identified by police

(Newser) - British police say they've arrested a 16th suspect in their investigation of phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World. The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested at his home this morning. None of the 16 suspects has yet been charged, and one has... 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 »

Murdoch Apologizes to Milly Dowler's Family for Hacking

Family says 'actions speak louder than words'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has taken a step toward convincing the world he is, in fact, a human being. The embattled media mogul has apologized to the family of Milly Dowler, the schoolgirl murdered in 2002 whose phone was allegedly hacked by Murdoch's News of the World . He met with the... More »

Murdochs Refuse to Appear Before Parliament

Rupert, James will be in contempt, says one member

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch and son James are refusing the summons to appear before Parliament on Tuesday. According to one member and committee chair, the Murdochs will be in contempt of Parliament if they fail to appear at 2:30pm and testify about their media empire's phone hacking scandal, and their... More »

Murdochs Summoned to Parliament

Plus, the latest on the phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, son James, and News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have been asked to appear before British Parliament. The trio will answer questions about the News of the World phone hacking scandal should they show up one week from today; the summoning is not binding but does ramp up pressure... More »

Last NotW Crossword Takes Parting Shot at Former Editor

Rebekah Brooks a 'disaster'? Staff seems to think so

(Newser) - The final edition of News of the World contains a secret message to News International CEO and former NotW editor Rebekah Brooks—and it’s not a nice message. Staff members found a way around orders from News International to “ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking... More »

Hugh Grant Schools Former NotW Editor

Actor to Paul McMullen: 'Try real journalism'

(Newser) - Hugh Grant was one of the victims of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, and in a confrontation Mediaite calls "amazing," he slammed a former NotW editor yesterday on the BBC. Some background: Grant had a chance run-in with Paul McMullen last year, and McMullen told... More »

Cameron Calls for News of World Probes

But public suspects the closure is just a shell game

(Newser) - Facing a mounting public outcry over the News of the World scandal, David Cameron today announced a pair of investigations that will look into both the News of the World's activities (including allegations of police bribery) and the future of media regulation, the AP reports. Cameron said that politicians... More »

Murdoch Shuts Down News of the World

Sunday will be the last edition of the paper

(Newser) - Mired in an ever-deepening phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's 168-year-old News of the World will fold after Sunday's edition, reports the Wall Street Journal. "If recent allegations are true, it was inhuman, and has no place in our company," James Murdoch said in a statement announcing... More »

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