The ongoing Leveson Inquiry that followed the News of the World phone hacking scandal has touched on a number of controversial subjects, including the influence of power and money in the British media. However, Lord Justice Leveson, the Chairman of the inquiry appointed by British Prime Minister David Cameron, summed up the proceedings with one question: “who guards the guardians?” Or, in other words, “who guards people like Rupert Murdoch?”
Murdoch took the stand at the Leveson Inquiry this week to explain his role within the scandal that has rocked the British press and provoked a deeper look at what happens when the media fails the public. The Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism also examined his role in a recent event titled “The Murdoch Effect: News at Any Price?”
For more on the Leveson Inquiry, check out comprehensive, up-to-date coverage from the BBC.