Arab Today, arab today sun on sunday arrives with ethics pledge celebrity froth
Last Updated : GMT 18:34:11
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Sun on Sunday arrives with ethics pledge, celebrity froth

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sun on Sunday arrives with ethics pledge, celebrity froth

London - AFP

The first issue of Rupert Murdoch\'s new Sun on Sunday tabloid, which arrived with a pledge to meet high ethical standards, sold three million copies, the media tycoon said Sunday. The 80-year-old took to microblogging website Twitter to pronounce: \"Reports early, but new Sun edition sold 3m!\" The first Sun on Sunday -- which means that the tabloid is now published seven days a week -- largely focused on lighter show business news in a similar vein to the daily version. Murdoch personally supervised production at a printworks in Hertfordshire, north of London, showing his support for what he hopes will become Britain\'s most-read Sunday newspaper. Commentators were quick to point out that the Sun on Sunday -- priced at 50 pence ($0.80, 0.60 euro cents) -- lacked the scandal-driven content of the News of the World, which was sunk by a phone-hacking scandal just seven months ago. The newspaper\'s front page splash featured an interview with Amanda Holden, a British television personality who nearly died after the birth of her daughter last month. \"My heart stopped for 40 seconds,\" read the banner headline on the front page, which was accompanied by a picture of Holden, 41, cradling her new daughter Hollie. The paper featured new columnists such as Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal and former glamour model Katie Price, also known as Jordan. The tabloid also announced the appointment of a so-called Readers\' Champion to deal with complaints and correct errors, while vowing that its journalists would be ethical. Our journalists must abide by the Press Complaints Commission\'s editors code, the industry standard for ethical behaviour, and the News Corporation standards of business conduct,\" it said in an editorial. \"You will be able to trust our journalists to abide by the values of decency as they gather news,\" adding that the paper would also be \"fearless, outspoken, mischievous and fun\". The paper also insisted that ten Sun journalists arrested since November on charges of bribing police and public officials for information were innocent until proven guilty. And it maintained that The Sun tabloid has been a \"tremendous force for good\" since it was first launched back in 1969, and described recent events as a \"challenging period\" for the group. In July, Murdoch\'s News Corp. closed its top-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World -- which was widely nicknamed The News of the Screws -- amid outrage over the hacking of mobile phone voicemails. The simmering scandal finally boiled over when it was revealed that a private investigator working for the paper had accessed the voicemail of a missing British schoolgirl Milly Dowler, who was later found murdered. News International, the British newspaper division of News Corp., has since settled dozens of compensation claims from celebrities and other public figures whose phones were also hacked. Media experts said the Sun on Sunday was carefully designed to appeal to families and not court controversy. \"We should be clear that this is not a new newspaper,\" said James Alan Anslow, who worked as a journalist on The Sun and the News of the World for 28 years and now lectures journalism at City University London. \"The Sunday edition has been carefully constructed and publicised to work as a weekend package along with The Sun\'s Saturday edition. The content itself appeals to the heart of The Sun\'s weekend family audience. The paper did not include a fully topless \"Page Three Girl\" -- a regular staple of the weekday Sun -- but instead carried a less revealing shot of ex-Destiny\'s Child popstar and X Factor judge Kelly Rowland. The Financial Times business newspaper described the new Sunday tabloid as \"timid, mumbling, joyless and dull\". \"The biggest surprise for readers of either the weekday Sun or the old Sunday \'Screws\' will be Page Three, which does indeed feature an attractive woman wearing no bra. But she looks horrified, and her arms are coyly covering her breasts,\" it noted. Murdoch, the Australian-born founder and head of the US-based News Corporation media empire, flew into Britain earlier this month to take charge of a crisis at The Sun after the most recent arrests. Shortly afterwards, he announced the surprise Sunday newspaper launch during a visit to The Sun\'s offices in Wapping, east London. Murdoch said on Twitter that he would be \"very happy\" if the Sun on Sunday would sell anything over two million copies. That would put it comfortably in front of the 1.9 million circulation of The Mail on Sunday, currently the best-selling weekly paper in Britain.  

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sun on sunday arrives with ethics pledge celebrity froth Arab Today, arab today sun on sunday arrives with ethics pledge celebrity froth

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 15:03 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Information Minister delivers lecture at RCSC

GMT 19:03 2017 Friday ,24 February

PJD Slams Assabah Newspaper over Allegations

GMT 15:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Information Minister delivers lecture at RCSC

GMT 14:13 2017 Thursday ,23 February

International media conference concludes

GMT 19:28 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

McCain criticizes Trump over continued media attacks

GMT 10:17 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Dh56,000 of fines for illegal adverts around Abu Dhabi
View News in Arabic - Media: آخر الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday