Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Rupert Murdoch initiates company-wide standards review

Posted on

In the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal that ultimately shuttered the 168-year-old paper, Rupert Murdoch has installed a probe of journalistic standards throughout News International, reports the Associated Press. Since the scandal built to a fever pitch, many of Murdoch’s publications (including The Times of London, the Sunday Times, and The Sun) have been blighted by allegations of malfeasance. The company issued a statement saying that the review had been underway for “a number of weeks” with the assistance of London law firm Linklaters. News Corp. independent director Viet Dinh and Murdoch advisor Joel Klein, both of whom have served as U.S. assistant attorneys general, will be supervising the review and overseeing the company’s management and standards committee. Simultaneously, British judge Brian Leveson is leading an independent inquiry that Leveson hopes to televise in coming months.

Read more:

‘News of the World’ scandal: Rupert Murdoch takes out apology ad

Rebekah Brooks arrested as phone-hacking scandal widens

Hugh Grant talks to EW about his role in the ‘News of the World’ phone hacking scandal: ‘They hacked me, I hacked him.’

Comments