The fact that a single proprietor owns 70 per cent of newspapers is a significant failure of Australian public policy.
It wouldn't matter if the owner in question was God himself. (Murdock is not)
It is in the public interest to have many voices, a variety of sources of information and opinion.
It is also in the public interest to look for ways of preserving quality public interest journalism in challenging times.
Journalism has never been so contestable, never been so difficult to sustain when society is looking for news to deliver facts, opinion and debate and this more often coming from the Internet.
GOD OR MURDOCK
WHO DO YOU PREFER
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