Dow Jones CEO, Murdoch lieutenant, Hinton quits

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 15, 2011 4:29 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Les Hinton, the top executive of Rupert Murdoch's Dow Jones & Co, resigned after becoming one of the targets of criticism for the phone-hacking scandal that occurred when he oversaw News Corp's British newspapers, the company said.

News Corp owns Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, and other media properties, and has been at the center of a storm over a voicemail hacking scandal at its tabloid News of the World.

(Reporting by Paul Thomasch; editing Carol Bishopric)