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The Resource Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires, Sally Young

Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires, Sally Young

Label
Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires
Title
Paper emperors
Title remainder
the rise of Australia's newspaper empires
Statement of responsibility
Sally Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force, especially in Australia, a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers. This book reveals who owned Australias newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, it explains how Australias media system came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties. Many are household names, even now: Murdoch, Fairfax, Syme, 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 Australias 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Sally
Dewey number
079.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newspapers
  • Newspapers
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Mass media
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires, Sally Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065084410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 654 pages
Isbn
9781742234984
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Paper emperors : the rise of Australia's newspaper empires, Sally Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065084410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 654 pages
Isbn
9781742234984
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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