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A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, this book explains how the country’s media came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties. Many – Murdoch, Fairfax, Symes, Packer – are household names even now. 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. (NewSouth Publishing) RRP: $39.99.
Off the Beatty Track
Kerri- Anne Kennerley's intro on the cover and the author’s website gives an early indication you're in for an entertaining read. But this is much more than that. It's also an amusing and incisive snapshot of the rock and movie stars who shaped the baby boomer generation. Michael Beatty spent 40 years as a television, radio and print journalist. In his early days with the CBC and BBC, he interviewed the cream of rock and cinema, including everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Kirk Douglas. After coming to Australia on the Elton John tour in 1974, he went on to work in TV current affairs, covering one war, two revolutions, two coups and two royal weddings. Michael writes in a wonderful self-depreciating style that makes this book a real joy! (Atlas Productions). RRP: $29.95.
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