facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

James Murdoch quits British newspapers

Feb. 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LONDON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- James Murdoch resigned Wednesday as head of his father's British news operations, which have been hit hard by the phone-hacking scandal.

The younger Murdoch remains in charge of "global television," The Guardian reported. That includes Rupert Murdoch's 39 percent share in BSkyB, the British broadcaster, and other operations in Asia.

James Murdoch is to be based in New York, The Guardian said, with the Fox network added to his responsibilities.

The Murdoch newspapers are not known to have engaged in phone hacking since James Murdoch became head of News International. But executives continued to deny earlier hacking.

The hacking scandal exploded last year when The Guardian reported that in 2002 the News of the World had hacked into the cellphone of a missing schoolgirl, who was later found dead. Rupert Murdoch closed the venerable Sunday tabloid he had acquired in 1969.

The elder Murdoch has now launched The Sun on Sunday as a replacement.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
4
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback