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The Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson saga. Have the red tops had their day?

by on July 4, 2014

sun news of the worldIn this article from The Conversation, George Brock argues that the tabloids have had their day.

So, Andy Coulson has been found guilty of plotting to hack phones – but former colleague Rebekah Brooks walked free after the jury in the hacking trial cleared her of all criminal charges. The verdicts mark more than the end of the case which has unfolded at the Old Bailey for the past eight months. They also come at the end of an era in British popular journalism.

Not a golden age, certainly, but a distinct period during which tabloid or “red-top” journalism walked tall, looking down on more serious newspapers and their scruples. For the past half century, the mass-selling papers with red mastheads (or logos) had defied the logic of media history and swaggered at the centre of the stage.


Rebekah Brooks to pay full costs of Leveson inquiry out of £10.8m payoff

by on December 14, 2012

because she's worth it

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has decided as a gesture of goodwill to pay for the entire costs of the inquiry into Culture, Practice and Ethics of the press led by Lord Leveson out of her £10.8million severance package from News International. [more…]

Laughter Spot – Help Rebekah Brooks (VIDEO)

by on October 8, 2012

Funny video