Two senators are asking the Dow Jones & Co. Special Committee, a group of journalism professionals, to probe whether News Corp. senior executives in the U.S. were involved in the company’s growing phone-hacking scandal, reports B&C.
The senators are Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the story says. The Dow Jones Special Committee was formed in 2007 to ensure the news company retained journalistic integrity after it was purchased by News Corp., the piece notes.
The senators want Americans to be reassured that the U.K. phone-hacking scandal hasn’t spread to the U.S. The committee last week released a statement saying that no similar hacking had happened at Dow Jones, with the senators noting they are concerned the statement suggests the case is finished, the piece adds.
The senators are pushing for a broader probe over "whether current or former senior Wall Street Journal or Dow Jones executives had knowledge of or a role in alleged criminal activity at News Corporation publications,” the story says.