The Man Who Owns the News

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Find out how far-reaching Rupert Murdoch’s $70 billion media kingdom is, and how it shapes the news we get every day. Michael Wolff is author of The Man Who Owns the News.

Michael Wolff will give a talk
Wed. Jan. 14 at 12 noon
92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street


Michael Wolff

Comments [5]


agree, the wsj investig has always been tops, still lots of great & talented folks there!

but since wall street is now relocated to dc anyway (2 trillion in bailout capitalism!) isn't wp really the new wsj? another sweet jump, marcus!

Dec. 02 2008 01:51 PM
Cathy from UWS

Leonard can you ask your guest, on Rupert Murdoch's statement that part of the reason for the down fall of news papers is their contempt for the public that read the news, and what does he mean by that statement!

Dec. 02 2008 12:24 PM

Totally disagree with Wolff on the old WSJ's investigating.

When "The Insider," Jeffrey Wigand, was smeared by John Hanlon/B&W/Chadbourne & Park in a 500-page dossier, WSJ was the ONLY org that examined that report page by page, charge by charge. And exposed it for the fraud it was. Kudos to WSJ, Suein Hwang and Milo Geyelin. Just one of WSJ's many groundbreaking, in-depth investigations.

Wigand has an item on it here:

Now? It's just another USAToday. Big deal, imho.

Dec. 02 2008 12:23 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

But Rupert can not beat death.

Dec. 02 2008 12:20 PM

Do you cover Murdoch's early years. If so how is it different than William Shawcross's Book "Murdoch The Making of a Media Empire"

Or different from the Frontline special hosted by Ken Auletta in the 90s or what anyone else has written about Murdoch?

Dec. 02 2008 11:44 AM

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