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Murdoch's Politics: How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes Our World: Book by David McKnight

Murdoch's Politics: How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes Our World

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ISBN: 9780745333472    Publisher: Pluto Press Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 272        
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is the most powerful media organisation in the world. Murdoch's commercial success is obvious, but less well understood is his successful pursuit of political goals, using...Read more
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is the most powerful media organisation in the world. Murdoch's commercial success is obvious, but less well understood is his successful pursuit of political goals, using News Corporation as his vehicle. In Murdoch's Politics David McKnight tracks Murdoch's influence, from his support for Reagan and Thatcher, his deal with Tony Blair and attacks on Barack Obama. He examines the secretive corporate culture of News Corporation: its private political seminars for editors, its support for think tanks and its global campaigns on issues like Iraq and climate change. Including analysis of the phone hacking crisis, possible bribery charges and Murdoch's appearance at the Leveson enquiry, this book is a highly topical study of one of the most influential and controversial figures of the modern age.
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About the author: David McKnight
David McKnight is an associate professor at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the award-winning... Read more
David McKnight is an associate professor at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the award-winning author of Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture War (2005) and worked as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV's prestigious investigative programme Four Corners.
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Review:
An anatomy and record of the reign of Murdoch which is brave and valuable. One day, when Murdoch is gone, it will help explain why so many obeyed him. -- The Guardian A timely and hard-hitting...Read more
An anatomy and record of the reign of Murdoch which is brave and valuable. One day, when Murdoch is gone, it will help explain why so many obeyed him. -- The Guardian A timely and hard-hitting account of the career of the world's first and greatest global media baron, from one of Australia's leading academics in the field of journalism studies. A former journalist himself, McKnight's account of the Murdoch empire should be read by all who are interested in the relationship between media and political power in our time. -- Brian McNair, Professor of Journalism, Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology, author of News and Journalism in the UK This is not a traditional biography, but it is an excellent brief alternative. Highly recommended. -- CHOICE
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