Rupert Murdoch, ‘ruthless’ media mogul ‘even better than Citizen Kane’

At 92, Rupert Murdoch is passing on. One of the most “controversial” press bosses in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal., announced Thursday that he will step down from the management of Fox Corporation and News Corp., which operate in the United States, Great Britain and Australia, and become honorary president in November. For more than 70 years, “the Australian-born tycoon built a collection of newspapers, publishing houses and film and television companies into a global juggernaut.” summarizes New York time looking back on a long career that allowed “modern tabloid and conservative commentary to emerge” and “which was not without its scandals.”

It all began in 1952 when, while still a student at Oxford, he inherited from his father adelaide news, Australian regional newspaper with 75,000 subscribers. Inspired by the British press, he encouraged the company to expand by buying several titles, and in 1964 Australian, which to this day remains the only daily newspaper of national focus in the country.

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