Liisa Rohumaa on phone-hacking and journalism

Bournemouth Media School’s Liisa Rohumaa took part in a discussion this week hosted by BBC Radio Solent which looked at the question of trust following phone-hacking allegations made against the News of the World.

Liisa, a journalist and lecturer, was interviewed by Steve Harris for his breakfast show phone-in and asked whether the latest revelations would undermine trust between the press and the public.

She said there had always been an uneasy relationship between the two but at least a realisation that journalists had to ask uncomfortable questions.

However, the phone hacking revelations in relation to the Milly Dowler murder case would make it more difficult for journalists in terms of trust and make it particularly difficult for local reporters who had built up trust and relationships in their communities.

“The real test will be whether people will continue to buy the News of the World this Sunday,” she said.

Listen to the interview

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