News International is given a new name as the company behind The Sun and The Times newspapers looks to put the phone-hacking scandal behind them.
The introduction of News UK is part of a global restructuring plan by parent company News Corp, headed up by Rupert Murdoch. News Corp is in the process of splitting its publishing and entertainment businesses into two separate companies.
News UK logo is based on the new News Corp branding in which the media giant hopes to create a “coherent” identity globally.
CEO of News UK, Mike Darcey has said that the company is beginning a “new chapter.” News International’s image was tarnished in 2011 when the extent of phone-hacking became public, forcing the company to shut down News of the World.
On Monday, former Scottish Sun editor David Dinsmore took over as editor of The Sun. He replaced Dominic Mohan who is taking up a senior role advising the Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation
“This is an exciting time and I feel privileged to be leading News UK as it begins a bright new chapter. With new people and a new strategy, we will take our place within a new company determined to secure a sustainable future for professional journalism around the globe.” – Mike Dacey, CEO of News UK.
News UK has said that the company has changed following the phone-hacking scandal saying that “new policies and procedures are in place across the company.”