LONDON — The British newspaper, News of the World, has been shut down.
The paper, owned by NewsCorp’s Rupert Murdoch, is stopping its presses due to a recent phone hacking scandal.
“News International today announces that this Sunday, 10 July 2011, will be the last issue of the News of the World,” read the preamble to a statement from Murdoch’s son James, who heads the British newspaper arm of News Corp.
Hailing a fine muck-raking tradition at the paper, which his father bought in 1969, James Murdoch told its staff that the latest explosion of a long-running scandal over phone hacking by journalists had made the future of the title untenable:
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