News of the World hits newsstands for the last time
Britian’s News of the World hit newsstands for the last time on Sunday July 10 after being closed amid the phone-hacking scandal, ending 168 years of scoops, exposés, gossip, and assorted scandal, with the heading THANKYOU AND GOODBYE.
In a full-page editorial, the top-selling weekly apologized for the long-running hacking controversy, saying, “Quite simply, we lost our way.”
The dust is still to settle, though. Owner Rupert Murdock is on the way to London to take charge of the crisis. He could face more than gossip and speculation – it is rumoured that police are interested in interrogating his top British exec, Rebekah Brooks.