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Ethical Breaches at News of the World

Ethical Breaches at News of the World
Case Code: BECG119
Case Length: 15 Pages
Period: 2011
Pub Date: 2012
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.500
Organization: News Corp., News of The World
Industry: Newspaper
Countries: UK
Themes: Business Ethics, Media Ethics, Corporate Governance
Ethical Breaches at News of the World
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Background Note

American multinational conglomerate, News Corp, was incorporated in 1979 in Australia and was headquartered in New York. Rupert Murdoch was the founder, Chairman, and CEO of the News Group which was the world's second largest media house in terms of revenue, as of 2011. As on September 30, 2011, the company had total annual revenues of approximately US$34 billion. News Corp had operations in six industry segments: cable network programming; filmed entertainment; television; direct broadcast satellite television; publishing; and others. Apart from these, News Corp had made many acquisitions over the years in the fields of film entertainment, the Internet, magazines, television, and books. One of these was the takeover of The News of The World in 1969 for £34 million...

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