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Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge, Pamela Williams

39.99 AUD

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.