News of the World Shutting Down
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:59:21
Oh, how the mighty have fallen amid scandal. The Associated Press and CNN report that News International is shutting down the News of the World tabloid, which was at the center of phone hacking scandal where reporters hacked into the phones of celebrities, royalty and other citizens and listened to messages. How's that for unethical journalistic tactics?
The 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper prestige and advertisers. I think it's quite telling that technology and the ability to hack into someone's phone was at the root of a print institution (and on old-fashioned but respected form of media) shutting down.
What do you think of News of the World, one of the top-selling English language newspapers, shutting down?