News Corp. Scandal
The Scandal at News Corp.
Telephone hacking by reporters at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper have thrown News Corp. under a harsh spotlight and scuttled the media conglomerate's $12.5 billion bid for a UK broadcaster
Clive Goodman, the News Corp. royal reporter sent to prison for phone hacking, told a London court that his editor, Andy Coulson, offered him a job to “keep silent” about the extent of the practice at the News of the World tabloid.
Princess Diana gave a journalist at News Corp.’s News of the World the royal telephone directory that triggered a scandal that has hung over the company for nearly eight years, the reporter told a London court.
Rebekah Brooks, the former editor at the center of the five-month-old trial over alleged phone hacking and bribery at News Corp. tabloids, led jurors through more than 60 hours of testimony discussing examples of checkbook journalism, celebrity gossip and her own rocky love affairs.
The Bank of England hired lawyer Anthony Grabiner, who headed an independent probe into phone hacking at News Corp., to lead an investigation into the central bank’s links to the currency-manipulation scandal.