ITV National News Blog: Phone Hacking; the Movie.

Tom Bradby: "I told [Princes William and Harry] what I thought was going on and suggested it might be a good idea to talk to the police. They did. And an avalanche was triggered. Five months later, Clive Goodman was arrested. So how did I know that this might be the answer? Because, as ITV’s Royal Correspondent (a post I held a few years previously) I had heard that this was an absolutely routine way of doing business in tabloid newspapers. In fact, during the Diana years phone hacking was the least of it. How did the squidgygate tape (in which Diana shared intimacies with a lover) get recorded and find itself into the public domain? And what about the tape in which we heard Charles asking Camilla if he could be re-incarnated as her tampax? One can only suspect that someone, somewhere did a lot worse than hacking voice messages."

AP Enterprise: UK tabloid paid spies for scoops

"Interviews with three more former journalists and published accounts suggest that [the News of the World] engaged in a pattern of payoffs aimed at rival newspaper employees. ... Although accusations that the paper hacked into phones and corrupted police officers to win scoops have been widely aired, the paper's efforts to subvert rival newspaper employees have seen less attention."

New York Times: Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal

"As some Murdoch-owned media properties chose to minimize the unfolding scandal, [The Bugle producer Chris] Skinner and the pair of comedians behind the podcast, Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver, went straight for the jugular. The Bugle, among the most popular comedy podcasts in Britain with roughly 400,000 weekly downloads, spent three weeks hammering their corporate owners, News International, and Mr. Murdoch himself."

The Daily Beast: U.S. Law Enforcement Worried Scotland Yard Too Cozy With the Press

"the FBI, U.S. Customs, and other American law-enforcement agencies have been wary for years about sharing details of some transatlantic criminal investigations for fear they would end up slapped on the front page of News of the World, The Sun, and other newspapers at the heart of the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, several U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast."

Press Gazette: Tabloid editor: kiss and tells are not worth the effort

"Press Gazette has seen unofficial industry estimates for the following NoW splash stories: "Crouch Beds £800 teen hooker" (8/8/10), "Cheating Roo beds hooker" (5/9/10), "Toon star's cocaine and sex orgy" (7/11/10), "Matt's a cheating sex addict (24/11/10) and "I bedded Roo's Man U team mate" (27/4/11). According to the estimates, "Cheating Roo beds hooker" - the story about Wayne Rooney cheating on his pregnant wife with a prostitute in a hotel room - was the only story to achieve a substantial week-on-week sales uplift. The other editions were either flat or slightly down week on week."

Independent: Stephen Glover: What Mail Online could teach its rivals

"Mail Online is not yet making a profit but it could be making serious money within a few years – a notion which would have seemed far-fetched only 18 months ago. The huge size of its ever-increasing audience is becoming attractive to advertisers. Mail Online tailors its advertising to regular users whose "cookies" it recognises from visits to other Mail group websites. Users are broken down into more than 700 separate categories, and every regular visitor receives different, targeted advertising."