TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton is Resigning

The havoc around the News Corp. hacking scandal is really picking up steam, as Les Hinton just announced that he’s stepping down as CEO of Dow Jones. All Things D has the memo from Rupert Murdoch and Hinton’s resignation letter. Here’s a segment from Murdoch’s note:

News Corporation is not Rupert Murdoch. It is the collective creativity and effort of many thousands of people around the world, and few individuals have given more to this Company than Les Hinton.

And a section from Hinton’s resignation letter:

That I was ignorant of what apparently happened is irrelevant and in the circumstances I feel it is proper for me to resign from News Corp, and apologize to those hurt by the actions of the News of the World.

Two things: 1) There’s something eerie about that line from Murdoch about News Corp. not being just him and 2) This is not going away. Not for a long, long time.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Starting August 18, learn how to manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Through a series of weeklong webcasts, you'll hear from freelancing experts who will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and securing new clients. Register now!