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Murdoch's World

In a new book, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik profiles the world’s most influential media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch. As Folkenfilk shows, Murdoch started small and worked his way up to the very top. Along the way, he redefined the culture of news and the rules of journalism in unprecedented ways. He also came to personify the alarm evoked by the phrase “global media tycoon.” Folkenflik joins us Monday to explore Murdoch’s influence and to show how he survived the corruption scandal that nearly destroyed his media empire.


David Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent. His new book is called Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires [Amazon|Indiebound]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.