The hacking of Milly Dowler's phone by the News of the World has turned a topic that was of interest to few into a moral panic that engages the public. The Prime Minister has responded by calling time on the Press Complaints Commission, but what will replace it? Will politicians enforce statutory regulation? Is there a way to achieve independent regulation with teeth? Many journalists fear that the crisis engulfing News International's newspapers - and who knows how many other newspapers may yet get sucked in to the vortex - could ultimately prove highly damaging to British journalism. Yesterday's Independent featured a couple of pieces featuring CfJ staff members expressing those fears. You can see my Media Studies commentary piece here - and Ian Burrell's piece quoting Ian Reeves here.