Tim Burrowes reports on Rupert Murdoch’s “remarkable” 70-year career in the media:
He created a newspaper empire which has shaped the culture of the English speaking world.
He made newspaper paywalls work when nobody else thought he would succeed.
He saw streaming coming and sold most of his TV and film interests to Disney at the top of the market.
I personally find the influence of News Corp and the Murdochs disgusting and intolerable, yet I can also look at that 70-year body of work and say it’s remarkable, amazing and will most likely never be repeated in a similar scale. Which is most likely a good thing.