As many of you know, I dream of editing in tabloids, so I couldn't let the phone-hacking scandal at my beloved News International go uncommented. Currently doing work experience at The Sun, I'm smack-bang in the middle of it all, and I have written about it on my blog Scandilous Life on The Medwire.
"As a journalism student infatuated with tabloids and as an admirer of Rebekah Brooks I will no longer hold my peace. The phone-hacking crisis is devastating for News of the World and News International, and if all the accusations are true it is absolutely disgusting. Sienna Miller and various slebs, reality TV stars and footballers I could live with, laugh at and defend. Murdered schoolgirls, war widows and 7/7 victims I cannot. However, this is an opportunity to clean up our acts and not a day of doom for a major part of commercial journalism..." To read on, click here: http://www.themedwire.co.uk/2481/on-hacking-defending-tabloids-and-the-future-of-them/