As promised, here’s the PDF of the first part of the Redtops slides. As I (hope I) stressed in class, these give you the numbers and facts and sundry ‘dry’ bits and pieces… you should be making your extra notes based on the examples and illustrations I give in my commentary in class. 🙂
Remember one of the points I was making about Murdoch wanting to see the end of the BBC (as he sees them as being unfair competition)? Just spotted this article on The Grauniad:
Mm… bit of a co-inky-dinky?
Found some links that may be of use for question 2. They are from 2011 and cover the death of The News of the World.
If you only read one, make it this one:
The Guardian (5/7/11) – “Npower reviews News of the World advertising amid phone-hacking row”
The Daily Telegraph (5/7/11): “News of the World loses adverts over Milly Dowler scandal“
The Daily Mail (7/7/11): “News of the World shuts after key clients pull their adverts” (NB: This is an archived page to prevent the Daily Mail receiving any traffic and/or advertising revenue)
Yahoo News (6/7/11): “Advertisers Ditch News of the World as Cameron Takes Heat“
ABC News (Australia)(8/7/11): “Murdoch ditches News of the World tabloid“
BBC Website (7/7/11): “News of the World: Counting the cost“
And a wee bit of historical info from the previous year when, presumably, the News of the World were still actively trying to find scoops by hacking. Can you think why they may have felt justified? (And which perspective is this related to?)
Mediaweek (22/3/10): “Profits for The Sun and News of The World slip 10%“