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Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires
Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires
Young, Sally2019
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A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, this book 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. 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.
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Imprint:
Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press, 2019.
Collation:
xv, 654 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Awards:
Winner of the 2020 Colin Roderick Award and H T Priestley Medal
ISBN:
9781742234984
Dewey class:
079.94
Language:
English
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Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs079.94 YOUAvailable
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