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Paper Emperors
 

Paper Emperors (EPUB ebook)

By Young, Sally

'A tour de force.' - Professor Rodney Tiffen Before newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force, especially in Australia - a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers. This magisterial book reveals who owned Australia's newspapers and how they us...ed them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, it explains how Australia's media system came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties. Many are household names, even now: Murdoch, Fairfax, Symes, Packer. Written with verve and insight and showing unparalleled command of a vast range of sources, Sally Young shows how newspaper owners influenced policy-making, lobbied and bullied politicians, and shaped internal party politics. The book begins in 1803 with Australia's first newspaper owner - a convict who became a wealthy bank owner - giving the industry a blend of notoriety, power and wealth from the start. Throughout the twentieth century, Australians were unaware that they were reading newspapers owned by secret bankrupts and failed land boomers, powerful mining magnates, Underbelly-style gangsters, bankers, and corporate titans. It ends with the downfall of Menzies in 1941 and his conviction that a handful of press barons brought him down. The intervening years are packed with political drama, business machinations and a struggle for readers, all while the newspaper barons are peddling power and influence.
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ISBN 9781742244471
Published 1 Mar 2019
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742244471
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Published 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Young, Sally
Category Language and Literature
Media Studies
Social Sciences
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Press & Journalism
Australian
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 079.94
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
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