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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.
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    • Essentials 

    • 1843 to 1968 

    • Murdoch ownership 

    • End of publication 

    • Editors 

    • Notable contributors 

    • Imprisonment of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (1967) 

    • "Chequebook" journalism 

    • Anti-paedophile campaign (2000) 

    • Phone hacking scandal 

    • 2006 reward for information on murders 

    • The Victoria Beckham 'kidnap plot' 

    • "Fake sheikh" cricket scandal 

    • Links to police corruption 

    • Libel actions