|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
- Also read: "The king of the sting".