Rupert Murdoch & "News of the World" Case Study by Carly Evans

An overview of Murdoch's media empire and the phone hacking scandal involving the "News of the World".
# 149873 | 1,097 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published by on Jan 05, 2012 in Business (Industries) , Communication (Journalism)

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This paper takes a look at the history of News Corporation and the career of its founder, Rupert Murdoch. It also covers the phone hacking scandal that took down the "News of the World" newspaper and seriously damaged News Corp's reputation.

The News of the World
Phone Hacking Scandal
The Milly Dowler Case
The Extent of the Hacking
The End of an Era

From the Paper:

"Founder and CEO of News Corporation (News Corp), Rupert Murdoch, built his media empire over the last 60 years out of a domestic media conglomerate in Australia inherited from his father in 1953. After taking ownership of the company and buying various publications throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Murdoch moved to the United States to make his move in the North American market, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen. In the ensuing decades, he continued to buy and absorb publications around the world, expanding the former News Limited into the second biggest media conglomerate in the world after The Walt Disney Corporation. The conglomerate today oversees such marquee publications as The Wall Street Journal and encompasses over 800 companies, including dominant broadcasters in television like Fox News in the U.S. and British Sky Broadcasting in the U.K. The conglomerate had total assets of around 60 Billion USD as of September 2011, with total yearly revenues averaging 34Billion USD.(Corporation)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Castella, T. D. (2011, July 11). BBC NEWS Magazine. Retrieved December 30, 2011, from BBC News:
  • Corporation, N. (n.d.). Investor Relations. Retrieved December 30, 2011, from News Corp:
  • John Burns, A. C. (2011, September 6). Murdoch Son's Testimony on Hacking Is Challenged by 2 Former Executives. Retrieved December 30, 2011, from
  • N/A. (2010, September 02). NYT: Cameron's chief media adviser Andy Coulson "actively encouraged" NoW phone-hacking. Retrieved December 30, 2011, from
  • Ross, T. (2011, July 05). News of the World Loses Adverts over Milly Dowler Scandal. The Telegraph.

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