Industry PRs: News of the World closure is "disastrous"

The paper's last edition was published on Sunday after the Rupert Murdoch-owned News International decided to close it off the back of the phone hacking scandal.

However, publicists in the industry have pointed to the vital role the paper filled in helping gain artist exposure.

Elton John's PR, Gary Farrow said the shutting of the Sunday tabloid was "disastrous" for the industry.

"Culturally it fitted the bill," he said. "They would always run record reviews and live reviews and always ...

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