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1 2 y separately published work icon Paper Emperors : The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires Sally Young , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2019 15507988 2019 single work non-fiction

'Before newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force everywhere – especially in Australia, a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers.

'This magisterial book reveals who owned Australia’s newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history spanning 140 years, Paper Emperors reveals how Australia’s media system came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties who influenced public policies, lobbied and bullied politicians, and shaped internal party politics. Unexplored until now, Sally Young shows that this set the shape of Australian newspapers for the next century.'

'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. 

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Sky News Australia Sally Young , 2014 single work companion entry
— Appears in: A Companion to the Australian Media : S 2014; (p. 428)
1 Election Reporting Sally Young , 2014 single work companion entry
— Appears in: A Companion to the Australian Media : E 2014; (p. 150-152)
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