Hacking Scandal Tops In News Tweets Index

Between July 2011 and June 2012, the phone hacking scandal was the subject of one in five British journalists’ tweets, found the ‘News Tweet Index’, published by communications company Portland. ‘Murdoch’, ‘hacking’ and ‘NOTW’ [News of the World] dominated journalists’ discussions on Twitter over the last 12 months. Portland said its index “highlights the power of Twitter as an open forum for public debates. The microblogging site breaks open discussions that would previously have been held behind closed doors.”

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