Date

Tue - 21.11.2017


arrests

On Saturday morning, senior journalists at The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling daily, were arrested over allegations of corrupt payments to police officers and other public officials. The journalists were released on bail without being charged, but the arrests have caused a furor in the British media, and a serious conflict at The Sun, described by Guardian media commentator Roy Greenslade as a "civil war".

Time will tell how the crisis will affect News Corp in general and The Sun in particular, but Robert Andrews at paidContent has published an article suggesting that, as yet, the ethics scandal at News Corp has not impacted on The Sun's bottom line.

Andrews writes that although The Sun's circulation has declined by 15% over the past year, "last year's sales pattern merely followed that which has flowed for the last decade..."

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-14 15:06

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