The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch

The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch

by Michael Wolff
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The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch by Michael Wolff

Revised with a new Foreword and Afterword

If Rupert Murdoch isn’t making headlines, he’s busy buying the media outlets that generate the headlines. His News Corp. holdings—from the New York Post, Fox News, and most recently The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few—are vast, and his power is unrivaled. 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 Rupert Murdoch himself, and his associates and family, Wolff chronicles the astonishing growth of Murdoch's $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.

Written in the irresistible stye that only an award-winning columnist for Vanity Fair can deliver, The Man Who Owns the News offers an exclusive glimpse into a man who wields extraordinary power and influence in the media on a worldwide scale—and whose family is being groomed to carry his legacy into the future.

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ISBN-13: 9780767929523
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 527,960
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Wolff, a columnist for Vanity Fair and a two-time National Magazine Award winner, is one of the nation's most influential writers about media, culture, and politics. He is a commentator for CNBC and a founder of Newser (newser.com), the news aggregator. In 2003, he achieved international recognition for his dispatches from the Persian Gulf as the Iraq War began. His work, which has been widely anthologized, has appeared in numerous publications in the United States, including New York magazine, where he was a columnist, and the Guardian and Spectator in the United Kingdom. He is the author of four other books, including Autumn of the Moguls and Burn Rate. He lives in New York City.

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The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jay78 More than 1 year ago
Best treatment of News Corp. that I've ever read. Complex subject but well written and researched, you feel like you really know the man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago