James Harding, the former editor of News Corp.’s The Times of London newspaper, was named head of news at the British Broadcasting Corporation, as the U.K. broadcaster seeks to restore public confidence following child sex-abuse reporting scandals.
Rajat Gupta, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director accused of giving inside information to fund manager Raj Rajaratnam about that company and Procter & Gamble Co., may face additional allegations he passed tips, prosecutors said.
News Corp.’s Times newspaper in London, which escaped the phone-hacking and bribery scandals at Rupert Murdoch’s other U.K. titles, was sued by a former police blogger for hacking into his e-mail account in 2009.
U.K. police probing computer hacking and voice-mail interception by News Corp.’s British newspapers arrested two ex-employees suspected in separate conspiracies related to the use of stolen information.
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper unit accused of phone hacking and bribery, received a payout worth 10.9 million pounds ($17.6 million) after stepping down from the post.
The Times, the London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch ’s News Corp. , is offering free tickets to Toy Story 3 or the chance of a weekend at the Grosvenor Hotel in Dorset to persuade readers to pay for news online.