The man who owns the news : inside the secret world of Rupert Murdoch / Michael Wolff.Material type: BookPublisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2008Description: xv, 446 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781741669121; 174166912X; 9781741666816 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Murdoch, Rupert, 1931- | Mass media -- Australia -- BiographyDDC classification: 070.092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"If Rupert Murdoch isn t making headlines, he s busy buying the media outlets that generate them. Murdoch's News Corp holdings - from The New York Post, Fox News, The Australian, and most recently The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few - are vast , and his power is unrivalled. So what makes a man like this tick? Michael Wolff gives us the definitive answer in The Man Who Owns The News . With unprecedented access to Murdoch himself, his associates, and family, Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of the $70 billion media kingdom. In intimate detail he probes the Murdoch family dynasty, from the battles that have threatened to destroy it to the reconciliations that seem to only make it stronger. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews, he offers accounts of the Dow Jones takeover as well as plays for Yahoo! and Newsday as they've never been revealed before. But Murdoch is more than a predatory and merciless deal-maker. His company does not only generate dizzying profits and growth rates. His company generates the information that forms our understanding of the world. He presides over what we read, what we watch, what we come to believe about ourselves, to a
Previously published: New York : Broadway Books, 2008.