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The Murdochization of the Media

May 7, 2012 by and tagged ,

This is my first attempt at diagrammatically capturing a concept using iDesk for iPad. I started simple but this is an important concept, seems to me. It is mentioned in Castells’s Communication Power (89), borrowed from Thussu (1998):

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One Response to “The Murdochization of the Media”

  1.   J. Todd Ormsbee Says:

    I like this, but there is a problem in the bottom quadrant: The form of news media that you’re critiquing was really pioneered by Murdoch not in the U.S., but in Australia and Great Britain, so it’s way more complex and more than a little misleading to call it “U.S.-inspired” when in fact what the U.S. got (in the early 1980s when Murdoch began his push to transform American media) was Commonwealth-inspired news.

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