Tag Archives: News of the World

Celebrity Gossip & The British Press Corruption

12 Jun

2nd. article of our 5 week series on the Starsucker documentary. 

In the Starsucker documentary (click here to view) it discusses how celebrity gossip has taken over fact based news journalism. In this article we hope to look more in depth at those claims and what we can expect for the future. On the surface the News International phone hacking scandal may appear to be just the press using any method available to gather gossip (before another rival does!) for the public’s insatiable interest in celebrities. The truth is it is a much more muddied affair. The scandal and the Leveson Inquiry have revealed corruption between the media, politics and police. This is only a very brief history and a brief glance into the findings!

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Can You Hear Me Now?

24 Aug

Fifth article in our series on the Paparazzi/Gossip Industry.

By:  Parisienne

The family of Milly Dowler has received an apology from Rupert Murdoch himself.  In 2011, News of the World was shut down due to a phone hacking scandal. Why?Journalist of the paper hacked into the voice mail messages of Milly Dowler a 13 year old abducted in 2002.  Levi Bellfield was convicted of murdering Dowler in 2011.

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