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Royal Prank DJ Given Award By Boss

Reuters | Michael Sin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Media

By Michael Sin SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of the Australian radio presenters who staged a royal prank call that was linked to the suicide o...

Charges Could Be Coming In Kate Middleton Hoax Case

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 02.21.2013 | Media

LONDON — Prosecutors are weighing whether to press charges over a royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's apparent suicide, police said Saturday...

Australian Radio Hosts Were Just Doing Their Job

Heather Korol | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Heather Korol

In a world where businesses and people are clamoring for the next viral win, the most number of re-tweets or 15 minutes of fame, these DJs were doing what they were expressly hired to do; create entertaining, possibly shocking content.

Punked to Death: Nurse's Apparent Suicide Puts Ratings Hunger on Trial

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Yet even as the world remains stunned by the lethal prank and a family grieves the loss of a beloved member, we're now being told by Australian media that the shock jocks involved are in a "fragile state" and in intensive therapy. Do we care about them at this point?

British Nurse's Apparent Suicide Is Tragic, But Media and Public Response Has Been Over the Top

Michael Russnow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Michael Russnow

The awful news of Jacintha Saldanha's apparent suicide is tragic. However, to inflate the incident unrealistically, as if a harmless prank from two Australian radio disc jockeys was a causal effect and in so doing possibly ruin their careers, is an example of how the media blows things out of proportion.

Australian Radio Station Receives Backlash Over Royal Hoax

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 02.07.2013 | Style

LONDON — It started out as a joke, but ended in tragedy. The sudden death of a nurse who unwittingly accepted a prank call to a London hospital...

Radio Show Fools Hospital Into Divulging The Duchess' Private Information

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.05.2012 | Style

Yes, this actually happened.