Should the News of the World have closed?

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Thursday, 14th July 2011, 10:37 am

The illegal phone-hacking scandal has rocked the media world over recent days, leading to the closure of the News of the World newspaper.

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But was the popular newspaper’s closure really necessary or just a knee-jerk reaction of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire?

Were the phone hacking issues in the paper’s past and the current journalists made scapegoats - or were dodgy practices still at the very heart of the newsroom?