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Paper Emperors: The rise of Australia's newspaper empires

Paper Emperors: The rise of Australia's newspaper empires

By Young, Sally

Before newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force. This magisterial book reveals who owned Australia's newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, it explain...s how Australia's media system came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties. The book begins in 1803 with Australia's first newspaper owner-a convict who became a wealthy bank owner. Throughout the 20th century, Australians were unaware that they were reading newspapers owned by failed land boomers, powerful mining magnates, gangsters, bankers, and corporate titans.
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ISBN 9781742244471
Published 1 Mar 2019
Publisher University of New South Wales
Availabilty Not yet available in AU

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ISBN-13 9781742244471
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint NewSouth
Published 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Young, Sally
Category Language and Literature
Media Studies
Social Sciences
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Press & Journalism
Number of Pages 672
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 079.94
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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