Reporter who broke Murdoch scandal gets book deal

July 25, 2011 - 4:29 PM
Britain Phone Hacking Reporter

FILE - October 2005 photo released by the British newspaper The Guardian in London, of journalist Nick Davies. Ever since he scored a once-in-a-lifetime scoop by uncovering the depths of the phone hacking scandal, people keep telling British journalist Nick Davies that they have even more secrets to tell. Davies _ who says he became a journalist because of the Watergate scandal that brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon _ says the hacking saga that has enveloped Britain's police, politicians and press may ultimately end with the imprisonment of some of the country's power elite. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Graham Turner, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

NEW YORK (AP) — The newspaper reporter who spent years investigating phone hacking claims in Rupert Murdoch's media empire has won a book deal.

The Guardian reporter Nick Davies has been signed to write an authoritative account of the News Corp. scandal for Faber and Faber Inc. Financial compensation wasn't disclosed.

The book, to be titled "Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with the World's Most Powerful Man," will be published in the fall of 2012. Davies previously wrote "Flat Earth News."

The scandal exploded earlier this month with revelations that journalists at the News of the World tabloid hacked the phone of a 13-year-old murder victim while police were still searching for her.

The 168-year-old paper was closed. Ten people have been arrested so far.