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Social media track fall of the House of Murdoch

The implosion of Rupert Murdoch's media empire has been closely followed by other media. Here are some links to help Tyee readers keep track of a fast-moving story.

The Guardian has been reporting on Murdoch with careful research over many years. A key Guardian link:

Phonehacking: One-stop shopping, a single web page with the background reports, daily liveblogs, and links to reports in the UK, Australian, and US media.

You will also find information at The Independent and The Telegraph. For coverage worldwide, see NewsNow. And check out the long resignation letter of ex-Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson.

Among specialized media sites, visit the Columbia Journalism Review (especially for the back story) and Media Matters for America.

The Australians, of course, knew Rupert Murdoch from the beginning. The Sydney Morning Herald has some good coverage. To see how a Murdoch paper covers the story, visit The Australian.

The Twittersphere has erupted over the scandal. The first place to visit is #notw, which posts new tweets almost too quickly to keep up. Among individual twitterers, journalism professor and media analyst Jay Rosen is smart, perceptive, and following other good commenters. (See his recent top 40 links, which include some good items.)

The inside oracle is "Marie X," better known as ExNOTWjourno2, a five-year News of the World veteran who posts cryptic tweets that turn out to predict the next arrest or resignation.

Here in Canada, the CBC's Kady O’Malley is tweeting on the phonehacking scandal.

In the US, Ken Auletta in The New Yorker has useful comments. And this Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal editorial offers an attempt at a defence for Murdoch's News International. James Fallows has a good post on the disastrous Fox News spin on the hacking scandal. Fox is of course also owned by Murdoch.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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