Newspaper Wars

Former NotW Editor Gets New Gig

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Former editor of the News of the World tabloid newspaper, Colin Myler, walks outisde the High Court in central London where he gave evidence to the Levinson inquiry into media regulation and phone-hacking on December 14, 2011. News International chairman James Murdoch was sent key emails in 2008 showing that phone-hacking was rife at the News of the World tabloid, according to details released by British lawmakers on December 13. But Murdoch said in a letter to a parliamentary committee that he had not read the emails forwarded to him by the newspaper's then editor Colin Myler because he was using a Blackberry and it was the weekend.

This means war. Just months after News of the World closed and Colin Myler, the paper’s editor, was canned, he now has a new job. Myler has been appointed editor in chief of the New York Daily News, the city’s biggest-selling tabloid and the great rival of the New York Post—where Myler served five years as the second-ranking editor starting in 2001. Myler was reportedly unhappy with the way NotW owner Rupert Murdoch treated him as the scandal unfolded. Murdoch hired Myler to replace disgraced NotW editor Andy Coulson and to clean up the paper’s image.