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Wielding power, waging war: Media moguls’ relevance fading

Back in 2011, the outspoken American-born pay TV executive John Porter lamented an obsession in the Australian business press with media moguls.

  • John McDuling
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

“[E]veryone in the media industry seems to want to go back to the natural order of things: a Packer, a Murdoch and a Stokes pulling all the strings” Porter, chief executive of satellite pay TV company Austar at the

Cem 2bIt has only taken seven years, but Porter’s desire to move on from that obsession is much closer to being realised.

That is one of the things that has become clear since Fairfax Media (publisher of this column) and…

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