Earlier today, the Culture Media and Sport select committee published a mine of new correspondence between the committee and key players in the phone hacking scandal. Here’s what we’ve learned so far: Clive Goodman wrote to News International after he was sacked for phone hacking, to make a claim for unfair dismissal. In the letter, […]

As new allegations of phone hacking swirl around CNN primetime host Piers Morgan, he may yet come to regret the swashbuckling hubris of his performance at the DCMS select committee in 2003. Ranging much further than the behaviour of his own red top, the then Mirror editor gave a forceful defence of the entire newspaper industry over […]

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne wrote a valedictory column in the final edition of the News of the World. The piece gushed about her “trusted friends” on the paper — but she has now been informed that hackers targeted her voicemails on a phone given to her by editor Rebekah Brooks. Under the headline […]

As the phone hacking scandal rumbles on to the dismay of News Corporation, there was speculation that Tory backbenchers had been primed by the whips to say that the public want MPs to move on to other issues, and Louise Mensch attempted to deflect the attention to Piers Morgan by taking quotes in his book […]

Back in October, Tom Watson sent a letter to the Prime Minister ahead of the Dispatches report ‘Tabloids, Tories and Phone Hacking’, questioning Andy Coulson’s continued employment at Number 10: “If a government minister were to be the subject of similar allegations, they would be forced to stand down immediately while an investigation is carried […]

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As if today’s events weren’t exciting enough… Shortly after 5pm, a man in a checked shirt, thought to be activist and comedian Jonnie Marbles, thought things needed spicing up a little. He planted a paper plate filled with shaving foam on Rupert Murdoch as he was giving evidence to the Culture, Media & Sport Select […]

A survey for Press Gazette shows the extent of reputational damage to other News International papers, with up to 15% of the public less likely to buy Murdoch titles because of hacking at the News of the World. The poll also suggests implications for the print media at large, with 21% of respondents saying they were […]