Tag Archives: news of the world

Associated and PR firm Brown Lloyd James in the dock in UK press standards inquiry

Few newspaper companies have sharper teeth than Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, which routinely terrorises its enemies including rival media organisations the BBC and Channel 4. But the company appears to have seriously overstepped ...

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If James Murdoch can talk his way out of this one he deserves to succeed his dad at News Corporation

News Corporation deputy COO James Murdoch faces a British Parliamentary Committee this afternoon who will quiz him on his knowledge of phone hacking and various other forms of surveillance carried on routinely at the now-defunct News of the World, of ...

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Murdochs are on the couch says Vanity Fair as family squabbles over succession following phone hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch’s children have been consulting a pyschologist to try to sort out the family succession to dad Rupert, founder, chairman and CEO of $44bn News Corporation, according to a report by Sarah Ellison in Vanity Fair. These family confabs ...

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Embattled News Corporation puts its money into more old-time religion

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has hardly seemed to be on the side of the angels recently, still suffering the fall-out from the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Among other things this cost it the long-desired $12bn deal to ...

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Guardian lines up agencies for rescue mission

The Guardian newspaper is reviewing its ad account, historically one of UK adland’s trophy accounts although the cash-strapped paper is only expected to spend about £2m with the lucky winner. As you’d expect the pitch numbers some of adland’s finest: ...

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Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Labour Party conference – was this the day the wheels came off the News Corporation chariot?

The scene was Brighton, England and embattled UK prime minister Gordon Brown had just tried (and mostly failed) to rally his battered troops. Leading Labour politicos at the party conference were no doubt looking forward to a few sustaining snifters ...

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Now Trinity Mirror’s People newspaper is dragged into UK phone hacking scandal

In leaked evidence submitted to an employment tribunal in 2007 former People journalist David Brown has alleged the the paper’s reporters hacked into the phones of various celebrities including TV presenters Ulrika Jonsson (pictured) and Noel Edmonds. In a witness ...

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Met Police in humiliating U-turn over Guardian and phone hacking leak affair

New Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe (why do double-barrelled names sometimes sound so untrustworthy?) has only been in the job for a week or so but he’s already overseen a humiliating climbdown for the force in its efforts to force ...

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