NOTW: 0 - Guardian: 1
July 7, 2011 9:39 AM Subscribe
posted by MattWPBS (1124 comments total)
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After spending years and millions of pounds settling civil lawsuits, seeing their royal editor and an investigator jailed, and insisting that only a few rotten apples knew about the phone hacking, the 168 year old News of the World
is to publish its last issue and close this Sunday
This has come about after revelations that the paper hacked the voicemail
of missing school girl Milly Dowler (hampering the police investigation), families of soldiers
killed in Afghanistan, those who had lost family members
in the seventh July bombings, etc, etc.
Social pressure on advertisers had reduced the paper to only three major advertisers
before the announcement of the closure (Sky doesn't really count).