How the Media Has Covered the News Corp. Hacking Scandal

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Front pages of English newspapers are pictured in central London, on July 20, 2011. (ALESSANDRO ABBONIZIO/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

On Tuesday morning, Rupert and James Murdoch and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks testified in front of Parliament, and the world was watching. The questioning was the subject of widespread media coverage, and not just in the U.K. where the newspaper was sold. Here in the U.S., journalists have covered each dramatic development of the phone hacking scandal.

Brooke Gladstone, host of NPR’s On the Media and author of "The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media," talks about whether this scandal may have opened the door to a new era of government control of the news media.

Also, New York Times London bureau chief John Burns reports with the latest from David Cameron's appearance before Parliament.

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