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News International Reviews Journalistic Standards Across Empire

Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit News International confirmed Tuesday it is reviewing journalistic standards across the company. A source says the review includes the 226-year-old Times, its sister-publication the Sunday Times, and The Sun, Britain's biggest-selling daily.

Allegations of wrongdoing at other U.K. newspapers have since spread a cloud of suspicion over the entire U.K. media industry. The publishers of the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail, which both compete with Murdoch's papers, have announced their own, separate reviews of editorial procedure in the wake of the scandal.

In a statement, News International said its internal review was launched "a number of weeks ago" and was being carried out with the assistance of London law firm, Linklaters. It said the review was under the control of News Corp. independent director Viet Dinh and Murdoch advisor Joel Klein, both of whom have served as U.S. assistant attorneys general, as well as the company's management and standards committee.



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