It's a Watershed for Journalism as Eight Face Charges ; MEDIA ANALYSIS
Greenslade, Roy, The Evening Standard (London, England)
IN a saga punctuated by landmark incidents, yesterday's announcement of charges against former News of the World editors and executives marks yet another landmark in this extraordinary tale. Caution must be our watchword: being charged doesn't mean guilt.
But the very fact that eight people are to go to trial is significant. It is right for the public to view it as a transformational moment as, no doubt, do the defendants. One other man who surely sees the matter in serious terms is Prime Minister David Cameron. The political implications are obvious.
His former communications director, Andy Coulson, faces five charges of conspiracy to intercept communications …
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