Andy Coulson and three other senior journalists from the News of the World newspaper - Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck and James Weatherup - were sentenced today for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking.
Former reporter Glenn Mulcaire, the former private investigator tasked with hacking, was given a six-month suspended sentence.
News of the World's former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and the paper's ex-news editor Greg Miskiw were jailed for six months.
Other former journalist James Weatherup was given a four-month suspended sentence.
Five defendants in the hacking trial, including former News International chief Rebekah Brooks, were cleared of all charges last week.
The former No. 10 adviser has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of plotting to hack phones while at the News of the World.
Andy Coulson is a strong, stoical and dignified character and these qualities will help him survive well in prison, Jonathan Aitken writes.