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The Resource Man Bites Murdoch

Man Bites Murdoch

Label
Man Bites Murdoch
Title
Man Bites Murdoch
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Guthrie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Man Bites Murdoch is Bruce Guthrie's explosive account of almost 40 years in the news business, his brutal dismissal from Australia's biggest selling paper, the celebrated court case that exposed the inner workings of the world's biggest media company, and the treachery of its most senior executives. Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbourne's gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers, to become a foreign correspondent and then one of Australia's feistiest and most controversial editors. His CV boasts editorships of The Age, The Sunday Age, Herald Sun, Who Weekly, The Weekend Australian Magazine, even a stint at America's celeb-news bible, People. Then, just as he claimed one of the industry's most glittering prizes, he fell foul of Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen, who promptly dispensed with his services. What would any self-respecting Broadmeadows boy do in such circumstances? Sue them, of course. Man Bites Murdoch exposes the back rooms of Australian business, politics and media and offers a front-row seat at the many seismic events that played out over the last 20 years, including Murdoch's relentless push for growth both here and overseas, young Warwick Fairfax's ill-fated takeover of the family company and the extraordinary impact of the internet. Man Bites Murdoch is an unflinching account of the powerplays and relationships that helped shape modern media in Australia, and an inspiring story of one man's victory over a formidable foe
Summary
This personal memoir of former Australian newspaper executive Bruce Guthrie details his legal battles with the Herald Sun, its parent organization, News Corporation, and its leader Rupert Murdoch. The volume describes the civil trial for breach of contract and the eventual victory of the author over one of the largest and most powerful media companies in the world. The work includes several color and black and white photographs. The volume will appeal to students of corporate contract and media law as well as general readers interested in recent Australian cultural events. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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393883
Cataloging source
ANL
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Guthrie, Bruce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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four decades in print, six days in court
Label
Man Bites Murdoch
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780522860481
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Man Bites Murdoch
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0d141fcf-6d05-48b9-bf0e-3aed8c3fac37
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780522860481
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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