Time for another look back through Techdirt history... Five Years Ago: Probably the biggest news item to kick off this week in 2009 was the News Corp. phone hacking scandal: the Guardian published its expose, and while it was clearly a big deal, I don't think anyone knew just how huge it would become. Show More Summary
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Andy Coulson Gets 18 Months in Tabloid Phone Hacking (NYT) Andy Coulson, a former senior editor in Rupert Murdoch’s news empire and a onetime adviser to Prime Minister...Show More Summary
Mr. Coulson, 46, a former editor in Rupert Murdoch’s news empire, was found guilty last week of one count relating to the hacking scandal.
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.
Andy Coulson, a former aide to PM David Cameron, found guilty of hacking while editor of the News of the World.
Andy Coulson has this morning been jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones. He was sentenced at the Old Bailey along with four colleagues: Greg Miskiw and Neville… Continue reading The post Phone hacking: Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a onetime aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for participating in a conspiracy to hack the phones of celebrities, politicians and crime victims.
The trial costs for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp are estimated at $100 million-plus, with the cost of trial and probes to British taxpayers estimated to be close to $70 million. read more
The editor convicted of turning Rupert Murdoch's best-selling tabloid into a criminal enterprise is blaming the newspapers' lawyers for failing to tell him that phone hacking was a crime.
A jury failed to reach a verdict last week on charges that the former tabloid editor and spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron illegally obtained royal telephone directories.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson and the paper’s former royal reporter Clive Goodman will face a retrial on charges stemming from the phone hacking case.
The Guardian newspaper seems to have taken the outcome of the phone hacking trial very personally with a very long article (too long to publish on the blog site) in which one of its journalists, Nick Davies, essentially complains about the outcome. Show More Summary
What many people don't appreciate about the great phone hacking scandal is that there are many more prosecutions in the pipeline involving other journalists and newspapers - not just those from the now defunct News of the World. So the...Show More Summary
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Thursday she is innocent of phone hacking and other crimes and feels vindicated by a jury's unanimous decision to acquit her.
Allegations of phone hacking have led to an unprecedented public spending spree by police and the Crown Prosecution Service contributing to the £100m overall cost of the investigation and trial. Despite the allegations being comparatively...Show More Summary
Early one morning in 1983 the Democratic congresswoman for Colorado’s first district, Patricia Schroeder, was cooking eggs for her children. As she did so she grappled with a dilemma. “How does Ronald Reagan do it?”, she asked herself. The economy was mired in recession. Unemployment was at its highest level since the Great Depression. And [...]
As one former newspaper editor (Andy Coulson) faces the prospect of prison over his role in the phone hacking scandal, here's a reminder of just how close the UK's senior politicians have been over the years to media moguls like Rupert Murdoch. Show More Summary
The hacking trial has caused a political storm – with the prime minister denying that he’s ever even met someone called Andy Coulson and Ed Miliband on the verge of calling an inquiry into the Leveson inquiry (to be followed with an inquiry into the cost of all these damned inquiries). But what did we [...]
Mr Justice Saunders, who has been presiding over the phone hacking trial, is not impressed with our political leaders. He has halted the trial of Andy Coulson because the jury… Continue reading The post Attorney General was inside No 10 when Cameron recorded Coulson statement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.