02/01/1969 Rupert Murdoch wins control over News of the World
Rupert Murdoch Buys The News Of The World
Scandal Prompts Murdoch's News of the World to Stop Its Presses
Rupert Murdoch's media firm News Limited entered the British newspaper market and bought the populist News of the World newspaper from Henry Lascelles Carr. In 2011, Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, had been hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty, and public citizens.