A letter from News International phone hacking fall guy Clive Goodman to a company HR rep, written four years ago, was published today; it confirms the widespread internal knowledge so difficult to pin down in the secretive corporation. In the letter, Mr. Goodman “claims that phone hacking was “widely discussed” at editorial meetings at the paper until Coulson himself banned further references to it; that Coulson offered to let him keep his job if he agreed not to implicate the paper in hacking when he came to court; and that his own hacking was carried out with “the full knowledge and support” of other senior journalists, whom he named,” writes The Guardian.
“It is also possible that these proceedings could damage our reputation and might impair our ability to conduct our business,” the company said its annual report, said News Corp. in its annual filing to the SEC on Monday, according to TPM.
A Huffington Post logo design contest outraged graphic designers who prefer to work for money, a protest they staged in the megablogs comments section, reports Gawker.
And Glamour is in the shitter, if you believe this Old Gawker-style item.
Financially troubled American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, is no longer looking for a buyer, reports the Wall Street Journal.