‘The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial’ is about exactly what is says on the cover. It is a book all about one of the biggest scandals journalism has ever seen. A scandal which has seen people involved imprisoned, a newspaper being shut down and a long inquiry into media ethics by Lord Justice Leveson, which has further led to the closure of the Press Complaints Commission.
It is a scandal which is reshaping print journalism and caused the loss of so much trust from the public. The book gives an insight to the whole hacking ordeal and has information about everything which has gone on so far and is written by numerous industry professionals and Masters students and is edited by John Mair, Coventry University Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Professor Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln.
Written by Alex Maidment
Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at City University and writer for the Guardian has recently been writing about the new book on his Guardian blog and each day of last week he looked at a different section of the book. The book covers so many angles of the scandal and some of Roy Greenslade’s articles give a bit of a sneak preview into some of the chapters. The first article about the book looks at: “What are wannabe journalists supposed to make of ‘the public interest’?” and it gives a preview into Teodora Beleaga’s, a City University MA Student, chapter of the book.
The following articles by Greenslade about the book, look into Kevin Marsh’s chapter, Huw L. Hopkin’s opening chapter to the book, Richard Peppiatt’s chapter and a chapter written by Chris Atkins. There will also be more articles with extracts from the book in the coming week.
All the articles mentioned can be found on the Guardian website in Roy Greenslade’s blog. The book can also be purchased online if you want to find out more about the hacking scandal.