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Worldview 7.19.11

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The 168-year-old British tabloid, ‘News of the World,’ printed its final edition amidst a phone-hacking scandal.

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The News Corporation phone-hacking scandal has currently enveloped the entire British establishment. Another top cop in London’s Metropolitan Police resigned, and Prime Minister David Cameron’s administration faces growing scrutiny. Today, Rupert Murdoch, along with his son James are testifying before the British Parliament. We speak with Martin Conboy, author of the 2006 book Tabloid Britain, about UK media culture and where this scandal might head. To get a sense of the impact on American journalism, we get anaylsis from Bob McChesney, host of the public radio program Media Matters. And film contributor Milos Stehlik looks at the role of tabloid journalism through the lens of William Randolph Hearst and Citizen Kane.

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