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The development of the mass circulation media in the UK with reference to business strategies of Rupert Murdoch and his companies

HORRIE, Christopher (2019) The development of the mass circulation media in the UK with reference to business strategies of Rupert Murdoch and his companies. Doctoral thesis, Staffordshire University.

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This work links together the themes of my previously published work: a coherent body of knowledge about the life and career of the media businessman Rupert Murdoch including detailed appraisals of the content and business strategies of his newspapers, television news outlets and other media interests.

The study is based on more than 200 original interviews with important individuals engaged in the subject area over a period of twenty-five years. It concentrates on eight of my books in various editions and associated work, out of a body of eleven books published by between 1989 and 2014. These books have been widely read and reviewed within the media industry and beyond and have been widely cited on university reading lists, in government inquiries into press standards, in academic journals and in broadsheet and specialist media industry press.

The field is the development of the mass media in the UK and beyond in the second half of the 20th century and at the start of the 21st century. The unifying theme is the career and business strategy of Rupert Murdoch, his newspapers such as The Sun and his television interests including Sky TV and Sky News.

The work summarizes some of the content of my publications in the context of existing theory in the fields of media and cultural studies, economics and contemporary politics.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 13:26
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 15:03
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6094

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