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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The best coverage of the "News of the World" scandal


AND ISN'T THAT A GREAT COVER?

And the best headline, too (inside pages): "Tabloid bites man". Read the cover story here to understand what really prompted Rupert Murdoch to shut down a 168-year-old newspaper.

(I have heard of and read about newspapers and magazines shutting down for business reasons mainly not enough readers so not enough advertising but this is the first time an owner has killed a newspaper because it was caught doing something wrong. And the saga is not over yet, as you will know from reading the newspapers every day.)
  • Newsweek, meanwhile, has a scoop that will be of great interest to journalists and media students. In a first-person account, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, the newspaper that exposed the phone-hacking scandal, tells us how some dogged reporting by veteran journalist Nick Davies led to the brouhaha that now threatens a global media empire. Read the fascinating story here: "How we broke the Murdoch scandal".
ALAN RUSBRIDGER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE GUARDIAN.
  • Photo courtesy: Newsweek

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