England’s Central Criminal Court has learned that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper—which closed after revelations of a phone hacking scandal—kept a “legendary safe” where “all sorts of stories [about rich and famous people] were buried.”
A secret audio recording reveals News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch criticizing the investigation into allegations of phone hacking by former journalists for his now-defunct News of the World paper, the BBC reports.
Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks and her husband were among six people arrested early Tuesday and questioned regarding possible interference with the investigation into the ongoing News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Londoners will get the chance to say bon voyage to James Murdoch as he flees his embattled role as chairman of the crisis-ridden News International to oversee News Corp.’s television operations from a Manhattan office.
In the long wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, New York state has scrapped a controversial $27 million deal between Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Generation subsidiary and the state’s Education Department. (more)
This brief history of Rupert Murdoch by Bruce Page, author of the book “The Murdoch Archipelago,” originally ran in 2009 as a straightforward antidote to Michael Wolff’s “sycophantic” (in Page’s view) 2008 book on the international media mogul, “The Man Who Owns the News.” Pictured above, Rupert’s father, Sir Keith Murdoch. (more)
Sir Paul Stephenson, head of London’s Metropolitan Police Service—commonly known as Scotland Yard—resigned Sunday just hours after police arrested former editor Rebekah Brooks in the Murdoch hacking scandal.