News of the World?: Fake Shiekhs and Royal Trappings
Do the great British public get the press the "Red Tops" think they deserve? Or are the tabloids' pious protestations of public interest really just a self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation? Peter Burden examines the News of the World's performance—with its Fake Sheikh and the illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to ajail sentence for royal reporter Clive G...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Eye Books
(first published May 1st 2008)
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If you think you know something about how newspapers work, think again - this book is fascinating, looking into the grubby world of tabloid journalism. Should be required reading for media students - and for all readers of the News of the World, frankly. Well worth a read, particularly with the Andy Coulson debate.