[csaa-forum] Media at Sydney Rodney Tiffen, book launch: "Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessment" 11 March

Cesar Albarran Torres cesar.albarrantorres at sydney.edu.au
Wed Feb 19 05:37:17 CST 2014

 Media at Sydney and the Department of Government and International Relations
invite you to the launch of

Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessment
Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen

What is the truth about Rupert Murdoch and his audacious business practices? Tony Abbott thinks that Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our ‘hometown hero’. Conrad Black once described his fellow media tycoon as, like Napoleon, ‘a great bad man’, and said it would be as wrong to doubt his greatness as his badness. American newspaper columnist Mike Royko was cheekier: no self-respecting fish, he said, would be seen dead wrapped in one of  Murdoch’s papers.

In his landmark book, Rodney Tiffen provides a fresh assessment of a remarkable and controversial media proprietor – his journalism, his  unparalleled expansion and his costly failures. It offers a new perspective on the development of Murdoch’s political ideas, his enthusiasm for campaigning, and the way he has transformed political support into policy favours in Canberra, London and Washington. Finally, it examines the phone-hacking and bribery scandals that have wracked Murdoch’s empire, and traces their roots to a corporate culture shaped by one man over six decades.

You are warmly invited to join Rod Tiffen for the launch of Rupert Murdoch: A Reassessment.

Date: Tuesday 11th March, 2014
Time: 17:00-18:30
Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney,
John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-rupert-murdoch-a-reassessment-tickets-10643674517<http://eventbrite.com.au/event/10643674517?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text>

Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and . A leading international scholar  of media, his books include News and Power (1989); Scandals: Media, Politics and Corruption in Contemporary Australia (1999); Diplomatic Deceits: Government, Media and East Timor (2001), and numerous other publications on mass media and Australian politics. His most recent book, with Ross Gittins, is How Australia Compares (2nd ed. 2009). He worked with the Media Monitoring Project as an observer during the 1994 South African election, conducted three reviews of Radio Australia, and worked with the independent Finkelstein Inquiry into the media in 2011-12.

Media at Sydney is presented by the

Department of Media and Communications<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/>, University of Sydney

For more information contact
Dr Fiona Martin
ph: 428391122 or 02 90365098
e: fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au<mailto:fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au>

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