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July 21 2011

06:35

Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller, Barbara Boxer ask News Corp. to investigate itself

AdWeek :: On Wednesday two Democratic senators Jay Rockefeller and Barbara Boxer sent letter to the Dow Jones and Company Special Committee, which was created to ensure the Wall Street Journal's editorial independence when News Corp. bought the paper and its parent company in 2007. In the letter, the senators ask whether the committee will conduct its own investigation of the paper and its leadership.

[Jay Rockefeller | Barbara Boxer - from the letter:] We were pleased to learn that the Special Committee will take steps to ensure that no illegal activity took place at Dow Jones and Company publications. But we were surprised that the Committee’s statement appears to foreclose any further investigation, despite the fact that the former chief executive officer of Dow Jones and former publisher of the Wall Street Journal served as the top official at News International while illegal phone hacking occurred at its newspapers. ...

The letter and the response - continue to read www.adweek.com

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