"we have paid the police for information in the past"
She's speaking on behalf of News of the World. There's no admittance of her involvement.
Possibly she did pay the police for information, and maybe other journalists from all media outlets have done the same.
Where do you believe information comes from for news stories?
This side of the scandal doesn't interest me. I'm more focused on the hackings, specifically the deleting of Milly Dowler's text messages, the interference of a police investigation.
As yet, nobody has been convicted of such crimes.