She didn’t know her newspaper had hired a private detective to hack the phone of a teenage murder victim. She entered into an affair with her deputy mostly because her other relationships were going through a “car crash.” She tried to implicate senior company executives in the scandal to protect herself. Her mistakes were due to her youth.
The two-year-old Wall Street Journal weekend magazine and the newspaper’s daily New York City section are profitable, according to Les Hinton , chief executive officer of News Corp. ’s Dow Jones division.
News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch was asked to testify for a second time on phone hacking to the U.K. Parliament’s Culture Committee after former employees challenged statements he made to the panel.
News Corp. is reviewing e-mails and interviewing reporters at its remaining U.K. titles for signs employees might have hacked into voice mails or e-mails, or hired private detectives improperly, two people familiar with the investigation said.
Tony Blair offered to unofficially advise Rebekah Brooks and News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch at the height of the phone-hacking scandal in 2011 that led to the closure of the News of the World tabloid, prosecutors said.