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. … see full wiki
News of the World ended its 168-year reign of tabloid terror with its last issue published on July 10, 2011. Its end brought on by allegations reporters that worked for the company for a few years up to 2006 hacked into voice mails of the royal family and British celebs as well as relatives of terrorist victims and fallen soldiers and the murdered teenager Milly Dowler, whose phone messages were deleted to make more space, giving her family false hope that she was alive. It was announced last Thursday … more
Every time a Murdoch paper dies, an entire forest gets it wings. Taking the train to work in London every day, I saw countless scores engrossed in News of the World and The Sun, the reading equivalent of a Big Mac. They lack of the class of the equivalents over here (NY Post classic headline: "Ike Beats Tina to Death") and somehow are regarded far too seriously. One down, only a dozen to go!