The Sun Doesn't Shine
The most recent, and well-published, example of journalism bribery would, of course, have to be the recent revolution that The Sun editorial director, Graham Dudman, and Daily Mirror journalist Greig Box Turnbull have been charged with making illegal payments to public officials. The fact that journalists at this level were able to fall under such deceit is a huge wake-up call in terms of how far up journalism bribery can go and how, sometimes, even professional publications can fall for dirty tricks. If journalism publications like Daily Mirror and The Sun were able to be bribed, then even smaller publications are at an greater risk of being corrupted. In turn, the public is even more likely to be lied to than they are now, which will make their continually decreasing trust in journalists fall even lower to than it is now.