News of the World: The morning after in front pages

In England, the announcement yesterday that the country’s most popular newspaper would cease publishing after 168 years in print — over the fallout from a phone hacking scandal — was just about as big of a media story as media stories get. Rupert Murdoch’s image took a hit. Prime Minister David Cameron got caught up ...

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In England, the announcement yesterday that the country's most popular newspaper would cease publishing after 168 years in print -- over the fallout from a phone hacking scandal -- was just about as big of a media story as media stories get. Rupert Murdoch's image took a hit. Prime Minister David Cameron got caught up in it -- due to his associations with Murdoch and the paper's editors. And politicians have called for a more rigorous media watchdog system in the country.

Here's a sampling of how England's papers covered the story this morning (as well as Murdoch's most prized jewel in his media empire -- the international Wall Street Journal).  

In England, the announcement yesterday that the country’s most popular newspaper would cease publishing after 168 years in print — over the fallout from a phone hacking scandal — was just about as big of a media story as media stories get. Rupert Murdoch’s image took a hit. Prime Minister David Cameron got caught up in it — due to his associations with Murdoch and the paper’s editors. And politicians have called for a more rigorous media watchdog system in the country.

Here’s a sampling of how England’s papers covered the story this morning (as well as Murdoch’s most prized jewel in his media empire — the international Wall Street Journal).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Zeliger is News Editor of Foreign Policy.

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