What are the implications of the phone hacking scandal, and the subsequent public inquiries, for public relations, and in particular, for media relations?

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The News of the World phone hacking scandal in UK has highlighted issues around the relationship between government and the media. For example, the ongoing Leveson Inquiry (2012) focuses on ‘ the culture, practices and ethics of the press, including contacts between the press and politicians and the press and the police.’ What are the implications of the phone hacking scandal, and the subsequent public inquiries, for public relations, and in particular, for media relations? Most of the coverage of the scandal has focused on journalist ethics. but your essay should focus on the practice and ethics of media relations, with reference to concerns expressed in the UK about the flow of information between the government and the press in the light of the News Limited controversy.