Clive Goodman (born 17 September 1957, Hammersmith, London) is a former royal editor and reporter for the News of the World. He was arrested in August 2006 and jailed in January 2007 for intercepting mobile phone messages involving members of the Royal Household.
Goodman initially worked as a journalist on Nigel Dempster's gossip column in the Daily Mail, before joining the News of the World as royal editor. He was among the tabloid journalists covering the breakdown of the marriage of the Diana, Princess of Wales to Prince Charles, and then held the News of the World record for number of consecutive front page splashes, with five.
In March 2005 Goodman took over Mark Bolland's "Blackadder" column, that reported details of the lives of notable personalities. It was while writing for this column that two entries raised suspicion with Royal Household staff that Goodman had access to the Royal Family's voicemails.
On 26 January 2007 Goodman was imprisoned for four months, having pleaded guilty to illegally intercepting phone messages from Clarence House; his co-conspirator Glenn Mulcaire was sentenced to six months. Goodman was sacked by the News of the World in January 2007, but within a year he received £240,000 in settlements, from News International. According to News International the payments were made because his dismissal was unfair as they had failed to "follow statutory procedures" in sacking Goodman.
Goodman was arrested again, along with Andy Coulson, on 8 July 2011 after new revelations of the phone hacking were made public. It was announced that the News of the World would end its 168-year publication history on 10 July 2011.
- News International phone hacking scandal
- Phone hacking scandal reference lists
- Metropolitan police role in phone hacking scandal
- Mark Sweney (29 November 2006). "Profile: Clive Goodman". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- Tryhorn, Chris (26 January 2007). "Clive Goodman sentenced to four months". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 26 January 2007.
- "Hacking 'discussed' at News of the World, Clive Goodman letter says". BBC News. 16 August 2011.
- The Guardian, 8 January 2010, News International admits payout to phone-hacker was for unfair dismissal
- Haroon Siddique, Adam Gabbatt and Ben Quinn (8 July 2011). "News of the World phone-hacking scandal -As it happened". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Works by or about Clive Goodman in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Clive Goodman collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- Clive Goodman collected news and commentary at the Daily Mail
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