The Audit TV: Murdoch Hacking Scandal

The News of the World hacking scandal is like the Super Bowl of media criticism or something.

I talked to the CBC about News of the World and News Corporation last night. I can’t embed it, but you can watch that interview here.

This morning (um, at 5 a.m. Seattle time), I talked to Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez about the scandal:

My main takeaway: I sure do blink a lot on TV.

(edited to embed the full segment from Democracy Now)

Further Reading:

Accountability, News Corp. Style. Those with responsibility escape it

A Young Rupert Murdoch in Britain, Via the BBC Archives. Adam Curtis pulls fascinating archival footage that shows the tycoon on his way up

News of the World and U.S. Media Culture
. I don’t think it would happen here, but…

News Corp. and Murdoch Swamped By Hacking Scandal News. Revelations come fast and furious in the twenty-four hours after a Guardian bombshell.

Why News Corp. Can’t Cover the U.S. Business Story. It is the story.

Murdoch’s Hacking Scandal Gets Much Worse. The Guardian shows News Corporation at an all-time low (and that’s saying something)

Murdoch’s Hacking Scandal. Two stories cover the political, police, and press angles on the News Corp. coverup

The News Corp. Coverup. Memory-impaired execs, payments to key figures, and Keystone Kops

Anybody There? Why the UK’s phone-hacking scandal met media silence

A Times Must-Read on the News Corp. Hacking Scandal

Journalism Scandal at News Corp. A peek into Murdoch’s news culture.

Audit Notes: News Corporation Hacking Scandal Edition

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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum. Tags: , , , ,