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Rodney Tiffen Rodney Tiffen i(7037128 works by)
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'Rodney Tiffen is Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His main scholarly interests are in media and politics, especially Australian politics. His main areas within this have concerned the reporting of international news and conflicts; the development of scandals; and of the publicity interests and strategies of political sources. He also has an interest in comparative democratic politics and research methods. His major current research project is on how Australian press political reporting has changed over the last 50 years. While based at the University of Sydney, he has spent periods as Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo, undertaken reviews of Radio Australia for the ABC, and working with an NGO as an observer of media reporting during South Africa's first democratic election in 1994.' (Source: The Australian Academy of the Humanities website)

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y separately published work icon Rupert Murdoch : A Reassessment Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2014 7037152 2014 single work biography

'Tony Abbott thinks that Rupert Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our 'hometown hero'. Murdoch, who has mainly lived in New York since 1973 and renounced his Australian citizenship in order to move into American TV, has aroused much more controversy than most hometown heroes.

'This comprehensive book traces his business career, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early success and his later exercises of monopoly power. It dissects his political ideas, the relish with which he approaches political campaigning, and the way he leverages political support into policy outcomes that favour his business. Some of his news outlets have been responsible for very good journalism, but have also been lambasted for outrageous sensationalism and political bias. Fox News has reached new lows in the mixing of propaganda and news and his newspapers in Australia have mainly championed conservative governments. ' (Publication summary)

2014 shortlisted Ashurst Business Literature Prize
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