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How the ownership of newspapers affect the news we read and the views we have?

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How the ownership of newspapers affect the news we read and the views we have? Ownership of newspapers affect the news we read as it depends on whom the owner is - in this case Rupert Murdoch - the news will perhaps express a specific opinion. The ownership may change opinions into facts; they can be biased. The Sun and The Times which are both a Rupert Murdoch ownership will show that the newspapers will represent the same views both of them are owned by Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch's history: 1954: He inherited his first newspaper "The News" 1956: He brought his first magazine "TV Week" - which is a weekly television magazine only first published in Melbourne, Australia until recently it expanded to other areas in Australia, Canada and United States. ...read more.

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100 cable channels ? 40 book imprints ? 40 television stations ? 1 movie studio Total number of audience of his products: 4.7 Billion People - 3/4 of the population Media is the centre of democracy. Democracy is based on people voting, and people vote based on what they read and hear. And if Rupert Murdoch's ownership reaches 3/4 of the Media population then this influences a massive population in their day to day lives. This creates confusion towards the population as they don't know if they are real facts or if they are opinions made to be facts? So this will manipulate the people's votes. So therefore media should be reliable. ...read more.

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What they can also do is choose where the news is placed according to them, for example their can be a headline that there has been a suicidal bomb attack and a headline of a celebrity getting caught with hit and run, the owner of the newspaper can choose to put the news of the celebrity front page and the news of the suicidal bomb attacker second, third page. This influences us as the owner of the newspaper makes us think that the story of the celebrity is more important than the suicidal bomb attacker. This will soon manipulate the readers that the celebrity story is more significant than the story of the bomb attacker. ?? ?? ?? ?? Noor Hussein Mr Fuller Media Studies - 1 - ...read more.

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