The growth in the concentration of media ownership around the world: A Case Study of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp

Reflecting on this project, I have to say it has been a great learning experience. Not only did I learn about a big media corporation like News Corp, but also the corruption and lack of ethics such concentration leads to. It has really been an eye opening experience for me. I had never imagined that one company and one individual can hold such power over an entire industry. I was also shocked to learn about various unethical practices that Rupert Murdoch had indulged in. This has made me reflect on the role of media in society and how diversity in ownership is necessary for its proper functioning. So by the end of completing the project I fully understood the dangers of media monopoly. In terms of group dynamics, through the course of this project I also understood the importance of teamwork. Each member of the project had to adjust to the personality and style of other members of the group. This has taught me how to deal with conflicts without antagonizing others.

References:

* Knowlton, S. R., & Parsons, P. R. (Eds.). (2005). The Journalist’s Moral Compass: Basic Principles. Westport, CT: Praeger.

* Meyers, C. (Ed.). (2010). Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach. New York: Oxford University Press.

* Rohm, W. G. (2012). The Murdoch Mission: The Digital Transformation of a Media Empire. New York: Wiley.
Sherrill, R. (1993, May 10). Newsdom’s ‘Number-One Dirtbag.’ (Robert Murdoch) (Editorial). The Nation, 256(18), 613+

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