For the media-obsessed, the fallout over allegations of phone hacking and other improprieties within News Corp.'s British annex has become a must follow. But with an overarching narrative that seems to take a new twist or turn every five minutes, the hacking saga can also be devilishly hard to keep track of.
Fortunately, in the age of 24/7 digital micro-coverage, plenty of journalists out there have been keeping tabs on every latest development.
If liveblogs are your preferred format, head to the Guardian. The U.K. broadsheet--a Murdoch-baiting competitor to the News Corp. newspaper empire--has broken more news on the phone-hacking saga than perhaps any other news organization. So it's no surprise that the Guardian's live-blog, refreshed about 10 times an hour, reflects the paper's in-depth coverage.
The Huffington Post's new U.K. site has been doing some thorough real-time reporting as well, as has Reuters. The latter's live-blog, written by Anthony DeRosa, includes a full complement of Twitter-generated content--as you'd expect would be the case from a guy who was recently named social media editor at the news service.
Speaking of Twitter, the Guardian media desk's account, Media Guardian, is an endless trove of phone-hacking fodder that's become our primary source for fast updates. Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger has been tweeting up a storm as well--the main difference being that his feed includes links to coverage in competing news outlets. And the Poynter Institute has created a new Twitter presence for "Tracking the latest developments in News Corp., News Int'l, News of the World phone hacking fallout." You can follow along via @NOTWfallout. Mediagazer, meanwhile, should be your go-to source for straightforward aggregation that effectively compiles much of the phone-hacking coverage all in one place.
As for tomorrow's Parliamentary grilling of three of the News Corp. soap opera's main characters--Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks--you'll have no trouble accessing their testimonies on television. TV Newser reports: "Fox News Channel will be carrying the hearings live, while CNN will be simulcasting CNN International's coverage. MSNBC will be carrying portions of the testimony, while C-SPAN will be televising it live on C-SPAN3. ... Even Current TV is getting into the game, with Keith Olbermann anchoring special coverage. Among the business channels, Fox Business Network will be carrying it live, as will Bloomberg TV."
UPDATE: The BBC sends word that the testimonies will be streaming live tomorrow on BBC.com.