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News of the World

You want to do what now?! Crazy as the proposition might seem, The Guardian reports today that former Sunday Express editor Sue Douglas and former ITV executive Rupert Howell have been discussing the idea of launching a new Sunday tabloid, which would emulate the now defunct News of the World.

The paper suggests that the pair have approached potential investors with a total wealth of around £300 million, including Brian Kennedy, the millionaire owner of Sale Sharks rugby club.

The Guardian quotes Douglas, who says that the new Sunday tabloid “would be a reincarnation of the News of the World.” She describes the proposed publication, which would compete with News International’s newly launched Sun on Sunday, as “mischievous, punctuating pomposity, exposing hypocrisy with a smile. We have gathered quite a lot of momentum and funding."

In fact, according to an unnamed source in The Guardian, Douglas and Howell would like to go further than launching a paper, and create a whole new media brand, which would include print, digital, TV and radio offerings.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-04-12 17:41

News Corporation announced yesterday that James Murdoch, once seen as the logical heir to his father Rupert's media empire, has stepped down as News International chairman.

Although James Murdoch will remain deputy COO of News Corp, the company announced in a press release that he has "relinquished his position" at its subsidiary News International, which publishes the Sun and the Times of London.

Instead, James Murdoch will move to New York, where, according his father, he will "continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations."

James Murdoch steps down as News International continues to deal with the consequences of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World last summer. Murdoch himself was twice called before the UK parliament's media select committee to answer questions about his involvement in the scandal.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-01 16:19

The Sun has announced that it will be launching a new Sunday edition this weekend.

"The Sun's future can now be reshaped as a unique seven-day proposition in both print and digital," stated Sun editor Dominic Mohan in an article discussing the launch. "Our readers' reaction to the announcement of a seventh-day Sun has been huge and we won't let them down."

The news comes as the paper is still recovering from the arrest on February 11 of five senior Sun journalists, who were later released without charge. The arrests provoked conflict at the Sun, as staff objected to the way the Management and Standards Committee - an independent body set up by News Corp to investigate allegations of illegal activities at News International - handed over large amounts of evidence to the police without consulting journalists.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-20 14:40

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