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Will the dirty business of journalism survive hackgate?

Spectator :: How long will it take for journalism to recover from what has been done in its name by the News of the World? - Since 2006 reporters have had to find new ways of digging the dirt. Martin Brigth, Spectator, remain optimistic that they will always find a way. As Ryan Giggs has discovered and Rupert Murdoch has always known: great newspaper stories are created where the rat-like cunning of the reporter meets the insatiable public desire for gossip and revelation. Martin Bright: "This base, murky but sometimes magnificent profession will survive this scandal, but it will not be unchanged by it. Perhaps we will be even better at our job when we don’t pay others to do our dirty work for us."

Continue to read Martin Bright, www.spectator.co.uk

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