When not tirelessly chronicling the ongoing British phone-hacking saga, The Guardian has been lining up journalists to staff the U.S.-based website that the U.K. broadsheet plans to have up and running sometime this fall.
One of the marquee recruits to that operation may be Nick Davies, the dogged Guardian investigative reporter who's blown the lid off some of the biggest stories to emerge from the scandal. The phone-hacking controversy continues to engulf News Corporation as the company heads into its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday afternoon.
Davies has been in the United States for more than a week on a reporting trip and press tour that's produced a series of interviews about his role in exposing phone-hacking and other journalistic malfeasance within News Corp.'s British newspaper division. Davies has yet to publish any items with U.S. datelines--but the broader goal of his American visit, he has said, is to probe potential phone-hack fallout in the states.
Davies, who was in New York through last Friday and is now on the ground in Los Angeles, is scheduled to fly back to London after this week. But depending on how things go, he may be back sooner than embattled News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch would like.Read More »from Phone-hacking scoopster Nick Davies may join Guardian’s planned U.S. operation