More on the phone hacking scandal

Here are a couple of articles from The Guardian newspaper on the phone hacking scandal findings over Rebecca Brooks.

Useful to quote aspects of these articles in regards media ethics and media ownership, particularly the reference to Tony Blair being secret godfather to Rupert’s girls by Wendy Deng.

Rebekah Brooks_ Not so wicked, after all
Phone-hacking trial was officially about crime; but in reality, it was about power

The New York Times digital media policy

Watch the Gruen Transfer episode ‘The decline of print’.

Summarise the main points raised during the show.

More information regarding the New York Times and Digital Publishing and the death of the print newspaper.

Interesting post about why adults need to stop lying about print journalism’s potential.

Having watched Front Page and reading through the blog post and the PDF answer the following questions:

  • What repercussions do the interviewees in Frontpage feel this has for the future of investigative journalism?
  • Why have advertisers deserted print newspapers?
  • What advantages do social media offer over print?
  • How would you suggest that print media reinvent its business model?