A report by the Guardian that the News of the World had hacked into the voicemail of a 13-year-old murder victim snowballed into a major crisis for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (NSDQ: NWS). News Corp. had emerged unscathed from scandal in the past, but the events of this July were different. In just under two weeks, News of the World folded; News Corp. abandoned its bid for BSkyB; (NYSE: BSY) Rebekah Brooks stepped down; and Les Hinton resigned. Here is the full coverage from paidContent and paidContent UK, along with select coverage syndicated from the Guardian, in an interactive timeline.
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