Murdoch launches paper to replace disbanded tabloid

| No Comments

Rupert Murdoch launched a new British tabloid Sunday to replace his disgraced News of the World, seven months after the best-selling Sunday paper was shut down over a phone-hacking and bribery scandal, CNN reports.

This "new" Sunday newspaper is not entirely new. The Sun, which is Britain's biggest selling newspaper, is now a seven-day operation instead of six.

Murdoch flew to London to oversee the launch of the newspaper and was at the printing presses north of London on Saturday night to see the first editions appear, USA TODAY reports.

According to CNN, the Sunday Sun launched with a print run of 3 million, far more than any daily newspaper sells in Britain, but well below the 4.75 million sales for the last issue of News of the World.

News of the World was closed down in 2011 in light of the phone hacking scandal that led disgust in the British community, USA TODAY said.

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by hochr004 published on February 26, 2012 2:05 PM.

BP oil spill trial postponed was the previous entry in this blog.

Former Minneapolis pastor gets life in prison for murder is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.