The entities formally known as News Corporation provide some of the most blatant and fascinating examples of corporate history affecting news operations.

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch has effectively controlled News Corporation since founding the global media holding in 1979. Photo by David Shankbone/CC BY.

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On Saturday September 7th Australia elected Tony Abbott, leader of the conservative Liberal National Party, as its Prime Minister.

While no one could attribute the result purely to media circulation, Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper and television empire certainly favored the party.

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