News Corp. Hacking Trial Set for Next Year

Two of Rupert Murdoch’s former senior executives gathered at a central London courthouse Wednesday only to hear from the judge that their trial over phone-hacking charges won’t take place for a whole year. The two onetime execs were joined by five journalists and a private investigator, also accused of involvement with the hacking scandal—all of whom simply confirmed their identities at Wednesday’s hearing and then went on their way. After he left News of the World, Andy Coulson, one of the accused former executives, was hired as Prime Minister David Cameron’s communications director, sparking questions about Cameron’s judgment.