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News of The World

A British tabloid headed by Rupert Murdoch

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Jul 9, 2011
We have two final launches this week, the Atlantis & News of The World's!
So, the tabloid finally has scandals of its own for other news media to report about! What an ironic ending!
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July 09, 2011
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The News of the World is a national tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1843, the paper is scheduled to cease publication following the 10 July 2011 edition in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.[2]

The newspaper is published by News Group Newspapers of News International, itself a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, and is the Sunday sister paper of The Sun. The newspaper concentrates on celebrity-based scoops and populist news. The paper's fondness for sex scandals gained it the nicknames "News of the Screws" and "Screws of the World". It had a reputation for exposing celebrities as drug users or criminals, setting up insiders and journalists in disguise to provide either video or photographic evidence, and phone hacking in ongoing police investigations. Sales averaged 2,812,005 copies per week in October 2010.[3] On 16 September 2010, it was announced that the online website of the paper would be placed behind a paywall.[4]

The editor Andy Coulson resigned on 26 January 2007 over the royal phone tapping scandal.[5] He was succeeded by Colin Myler, a former editor of theSunday Mirror who had latterly worked at the New York Post. Previous editors of the paper include Piers Morgan and Rebekah Wade, who replaced Phil Hall in 2000. On 7 July 2011, News International announced that ...

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