Scoop is a brilliant book. One of my favourite saying comes from that: "Up to a point, Lord Copper" meaning "No".
I unearthed this in the back row of books on one of my shelves - published in 1985 and about a different tabloid issue, pre phone-hacking. I read another fascinating book at the time called Gotcha, by Robert Harris all about reporting of the Falklands War - the Sun journalists did all their reporting from their offices in London. Most of their reports were guesswork according to Harris