An excellent piece by Tim Luckhurst in the Times Higher - Black and white and dead all over? - reviews the current predicament of quality journalism. It sets the phone hacking scandal in context, and includes interesting reflections on the state of the business and the law. Its a useful corrective to what he describes as:
the glee with which the hacking scandal has been seized upon by politicians in all parties, elite liberal newspapers and several broadcasters.. [an] attitude... informed by ideology and self-interest and, sometimes, intensified by jealousy.