The Murdoch Archipelago

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Tantor eBooks, Sep 17, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 636 pages

 Rupert Murdoch is one of the most powerful men in the world today. As chief executive of News Corporation, he controls a global media empire which boasts some of the major players in newspapers, television, publishing and the movie business. In the English-speaking world, and increasingly in 'untapped' but potentially lucrative markets such as China, he wields an influence as political kingmaker second to none. How did he do it? How did this empire, a loose 'archipelago' of media islands large and small, come to be so successful and influential? Building on many years' research and featuring many previously undisclosed revelations, THE MURDOCH ARCHIPELAGO is the most definitive survey yet of Murdoch's life and times; how power flows from influence; and whether this should (or if it can) be regulated.

 

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Bruce Page obviously loves the profession of journalism and has written a fine book about the business in it's political environment, specifically relating to Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch's father Keith ... Read full review

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Contents

A MAN FIT FOR POWER? 20112012
8
A CONTINENT OF NEWSPAPERS 17001960
25
THE SOUTHCLIFFE INHERITANCE 19191953
40
BLACK JACK AND THE STUDENT PRINCE 19001971
68
TRADING TABLOID PLACES 19691980
95
MR MURDOCH CHANGES TRAINS 19691975
120
AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE 18011980
146
TIMES AND VALUES 18191981
169
MARGARET THATCHERS HEROES 19821989
268
PRESENT NECESSITIES 19832002
302
RUPERTS ESTABLISHMENT 19102003
333
STATESMAN AND MEDIA SAVIOUR 20002011
366
A DROWNED CHILD 20052011
388
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
398
NOTES
401
BIBLIOGRAPHY
453

VIRTUALLY NORMAL 16501982
208
CASES OF CONSCIENCE 19811982
224
PATRIOTIC LIKE A FOX 19791985
246

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