Murdoch starts work on new ‘Sun on Sunday’

Rupert Murdoch began work on Monday on the first Sunday edition of his top-selling British tabloid The Sun, seven months after the closure of its scandal-ridden sister title News of the World. Publisher News International said the US-based mogul would stay in London to oversee the launch this Sunday and confirmed that the editor of the weekday paper, Dominic Mohan, would also edit the Sun on Sunday. A News International spokeswoman said: “Dominic (Mohan) is the editor and yes, Rupert Murdoch is overseeing the launch.

Murdoch, 80, flew in to Britain last week to announce the creation of the new paper and to promise demoralized staff he would stand by them despite the arrest of senior Sunjournalists over bribery allegations. “Rupert Murdoch said during his visit on Friday that a new Sunday title would be published “very soon” – and that is a week from today,” the company’s chief executive Tom Mockridge said in an internal memo to staff.

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