Christopher Silvester


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‘News of the World’ Closure: Another Murdoch Coup?

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LONDON—Was Rupert Murdoch’s decision to close the News of the World a calamitous blunder or a masterstroke? Thursday night, when a cross section of London’s media and political class assembled [...]

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News Corp. Facing New Investigation into Phone Hacking Scandal

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LONDON—Rupert Murdoch’s News International, a subsidiary of his News Corp. empire, has lost a battle that it desperately wanted to win. It has failed to avoid a public inquiry into [...]

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News Corp.’s Hacking Scandal Goes Nuclear

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LONDON—The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal seems in danger of spinning out of control. Following the revelations that News of the World journalists had hacked into the mobile phone of teenage [...]

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Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ Involved in Two New Hacking Scandals

Digital

News Corp.’s British tabloid News of the World made headlines in recent months after it was reve

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Inside News Corp.’s Jockeying for Britain’s BSkyB

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After more than a year, News Corp.’s takeover bid for British satellite broadcaster BSkyB is nearing completion. Britain’s culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, gave his approval for the takeover last Thursday, [...]

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The Phone Hacking Scandal Gets Even Uglier

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The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn [...]

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Revelations About Kate Middleton, Tony Blair Give U.K. Hacking Scandal New Life

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There’s a saying popular in Britain that you can wait ages for a bus to arrive and then several come along at once. After a lull of about 10 days, [...]

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Even Scotland Yard’s Tied Up in U.K. Phone-Hacking Scandal

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The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn [...]

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The News Corp. Phone Hacking Scandal Never Ends

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The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn [...]

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Is the Royal Wedding a Bust?

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The U.S. media might feast on every detail, but across the pond coverage of Kate Middleton’s fairy-tale event has been a study in abstinence

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Phone Hacking: Are Police Targeting David Cameron’s Former Spokesman?

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The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private detective, Glenn [...]

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Murdoch’s Attempt to End Phone Hacking Scandal Unlikely to Succeed

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LONDON -- The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murcoch’s English tabloid, the News of the World, was sent to prison in 2006, along with a private [...]

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News Corp. Phone-Hacking Scandal Gets New Legs

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LONDON — The story so far: Clive Goodman, a journalist for Rupert Murdoch’s English tabloid, News of the World, was sent to prison in 2007, along with a private detective, [...]

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Hacking Away at News Corp.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is suffering torture by a thousand cuts in Britain where a phone-hacking scandal threatens his Sunday tabloid, News of the World, with an avalanche of litigation [...]