News of the World

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News of the World
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)News Group Newspapers
(News International)
EditorColin Myler, Piers Morgan
Founded1 October 1843 (1843-10-01)
Political alignmentConservative
Ceased publication10 July 2011 (2011-07-10)
HeadquartersWapping, London
Circulation2,606,397 (April 2011)[1]
Sister newspapersThe Sun,[2] The Times, The Sunday Times[3] Inactive, no longer updated

The News of the World was a weekly tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom. It was published every Sunday. It was one of the most popular English language newspapers in the world when it stopped printing in 2011.[4] It was first a broadsheet newspaper when it started in 1843.[5] It was last owned by News International (a part of News Corporation) and was the sister newspaper of The Sun. From 2006, the newspaper was said to have hacked the phones of people in order to find news. The News of the World ended because of this on 7 July 2011.[6][7] Many members of the News of the World were arrested by police for doing this.

A Sunday version of The Sun was started in the place of the News of the World on 26 February 2012. It was called The Sun on Sunday.[8] Some workers from the News of the World worked for this new newspaper.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sweney, Mark (13 May 2011). "Sunday Express sales increase by 12.8%". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. "News" (UK ed.). UK: BBC. 6 July 2011. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "News of the World fallout: Renault pull deals from all News International titles". Mirror. UK. 9 July 2011. Renault, which spent £343,829 with the Sunday paper last year, says it would not be advertising with sister publications such as The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.
  4. Robinson, James (10 July 2011). "News of the World to close as Rupert Murdoch acts to limit fallout". The Guardian. UK. ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  5. Addley, Esther (7 July 2011). "The News of the World's sensational history", The Guardian (UK), Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. "News of the World Closed After Telephone Hacking Scandal". News. ABC. 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  7. Ross, Tim (5 July 2011). "News of the World loses adverts over Milly Dowler scandal". The Telegraph. UK. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  8. "Sun on Sunday to launch next week". BBC News. 20 February 2012.

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