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Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge by [Williams, Pamela]
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An incisive, hard-hitting and utterly compelling expose of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals that reads like a thriller. "Not since The Latham Diaries came out in 2005 has a book delivered so many scoops, insights and revelations into how power is wielded in Australia ... a treasure trove of gems" - Crikey

"Pamela Williams has written a manual for corporate directors and senior managers, who should all be compelled to read it." - Mark Westfield, The Australian

An incisive, hard-hitting and utterly compelling expose of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals, Killing Fairfax tells the inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.

Covering a decade and a half of lost opportunity and mismanagement, this story culminates in Fairfax's catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet, as the famous 'rivers of gold' run dry. The savage twist in the tale is that the new companies dominating the online advertising market were not just hungry internet start-ups - but one by one, each of the new leaders in the field came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, both intent on expanding their own online businesses. With exclusive and unprecedented access to both Murdoch and Packer, as well as an extraordinary line-up of Australian business leaders and influential powerbrokers, this is a powerful insiders' story of the deals, the power plays and the machinations behind the influential media organisation's decline.

A riveting, never-before-told tale of Shakespearean dimensions, Killing Faifax is an unputdownable account of corporate ambition and arrogance; fathers and sons; old media and new media; and brutal business dealings. Killing Fairfax is destined for the top of the bestseller list given Australians' fascination with the media and powerful media families. Pamela Williams' impeccable research, revelatory writing style and ability to get key players to speak openly and on the record makes this a book with a broad readership. It is the ultimate Father's Day gift but, more importantly, it adds to our knowledge of an important chapter in our country's newspaper history.

"the first chapter of Killing Fairfax by Pam Williams reads like a thriller. I highly recommend it." - Leigh Sales, Anchor of ABC1 7:30

About the Author

Pamela Williams was until January the Editor-at-Large for The Australian Financial Review, where she spent 27 years writing investigative stories across politics and the corporate world. She is the author of the political book THE VICTORY, and has won six Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley in 1998 for her coverage of the waterfront dispute and the Walkley Book of the Year for KILLING FAIRFAX in 2013. She has won the Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year award; the George Munster award; a Melbourne Press Club Quill award, the Melbourne Press Club/Trawalla Arts Journalism award, and the Citigroup Journalism Award.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7019 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (23 July 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C4M25P0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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