News of the World phone hacking scandal:
A wake-up call to the world's media
The closure of a newspaper, any newspaper, is a
sad event in a democracy. It means one less voice for the masses.
But sometimes, the closure of a newspaper is inevitable. A number of
newspapers has folded recently due to financial constraints and the
emergence of new media. Some have even gone web/iPad only.
The humble telegram bows out
The messenger will not come to your doorstep
again and ring the bell to deliver a telegram. The days he brought
good and bad news are over. Instead switch on your mobile phone and
let it bring both tidings of great joy and misery.