Fear and loathing: media accountability after the phone-hacking affair

Damian Carney

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Hackgate is the biggest scandal to engulf the mainstream press in decades. What started as a small bush fire News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman and his private detective friend Glenn 'Trigger' Mulcaire being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in 2007 for hacking illegally into the phones of the royal family and others � has become a forest fire destroying countless reputations (and the NoW itself) in its wake. The few hacked by NI in 2007 became nearly 6,000 in late 2011. Hackgate has also thrown the spotlight on the somewhat excessively close ties between the press, police and political elite � and raised countless questions about media standards and regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Phone hacking scandal: journalism on trial
EditorsJ. Mair, R. Keeble
PublisherAbramis Academic Publishing
Number of pages362
ISBN (Print)1845495330
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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