Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sells an overwhelming majority of all newspapers read in his native Australia and holds a controlling interest in the leading cable news channel. With such dominance, the Murdoch press there draws careful scrutiny of how it covers sensitive issues.
Rupert Murdoch's companies sell a clear majority of all newspapers in his native Australia. Among them is The Australian, the country's only national general-interest newspaper, which commands an unrivaled influence despite a modest circulation.
Between 6 and 7 of every 10 copies of national and metro papers sold in Australia are owned by News Ltd., News Corp.'s Australian newspaper arm. There is pride in the global success of a local boy, but cynicism, too.
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