Five staffers of News Corp’s U.K. tabloid The Sun were arrested early today in what the A.P. termed an “early morning swoop.” Surprisingly they–and 3 others–were not nabbed for trying to convince the public woolly mammoths have returned to Siberia, but for allegedly bribing police and defense officials. Read More
Police in the United Kingdom made new arrests Saturday as part of “Operation Elveden.” The dead-serious probe with the Tolkienesque name is digging into allegations Rupert Murdoch’s Sun paid cops for inside information. News Corp’s Management and Standards Committee reported the arrests and took credit in the process: Read More
One News Corp. property that has flown under the radar throughout the company’s recent melodramas is The Daily—the tablet newspaper launched to great fanfare in the basement of the Guggenheim in February.
Nobody thinks the staff at the iPad app is doing any phone-hacking. They haven’t broken enough scoops to raise that kind of suspicion.
But Jesse Angelo, editor of The Daily, might as well be part of the Murdoch family. Having grown up in the newsrooms of The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, and New York Post, he was best man at James Murdoch’s wedding and in March signed the papers on an Upper East Side townhouse believed to be intended for James, who before the scandal was planning a move to New York. Read More
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has resigned from his post as director of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, reports BBC.
Coulson left News of the World when his royal editor was jailed for hacking into cell phones. Coulson took responsibility for the events but maintained that he had not Read More
Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective contracted by British News Corp. tabloid News of the World, is believed to have delivered a statement in court saying assistant news editor Ian Edmondson Read More
Rupert Murdoch has postponed the debut of his e-reader newsletter The Daily for “weeks, not months,” according to Media Memo.
He had planned to launch next Wednesday at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by Steve Jobs.
Apple reportedly needs more time to build the “push” subscription model–in which iTunes automatically bills Read More
The media hiring bubble is a sober affair. Where a decade ago there were boozy lunches suggestive of future expense accounts there are now coffee dates and heartfelt conversation.
Unless you’re Joel Klein.
The former chancellor of New York City schools will receive a $2 million yearly salary and a $1 million signing bonus Read More