Phone Hacking Scandal; Journalism on Trial

January 2012: Abramis

The work of Professor Chris Frost and journalism lecturer Jackie Newton is featured in a ‘cutting edge’ book analysing the impact of Hackgate and the Leveson Inquiry on journalism.

The Phone Hacking Scandal; Journalism on Trial is a collection of work from academics and leading journalists, including Guardian and Observer editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and Stewart Purvis, a former CEO of ITN and current Professor of Television Journalism at City University, London.

Professor Frost, an acknowledged media ethics expert and chair of the National Union of Journalists’ Ethics Council, discusses the central role of the union in setting moral frameworks in the newsroom, while Jackie Newton and research partner Dr Sallyanne Duncan of the University of Strathclyde look at the ethics of death reporting in the social media age with a study involving both journalists and bereaved families.

The ‘hackademic’ work has already received praise. Internationally-acclaimed investigative reporter Philip Knightley says on the cover: “If you want to know how newspapers really work, you need to read this book.”

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