Rupert Murdoch’s extraordinary career has no parallel. His control of Fox news, which so successfully supports the Trump presidency, is a key force in American politics. In the UK, his control of The Sun and The Times leaves politicians scrambling to get him onside.
But what do we know about the man himself?
Tom Roberts book ‘Murdoch’ looks closely at the Murdochs, focusing on Rupert’s father Keith, who built the family’s media power and cultivated the anti-establishment instincts that his son Rupert is known for. Roberts traces the life of the Murdochs, how Rupert Murdoch’s view of the world was formed, and assesses its impact on the media that influences our politics today.
Tom Roberts is a writer, researcher and historian. He holds masters degrees from the University of Westminster and Cambridge University and gained his PhD in modern history from Macquarie University. Based in London, he works with archives and institutions internationally. Roberts’ career to date includes long-term collaborations with the political journalist and author Peter Oborne and the broadcaster Adam Boulton (Editor at Large, Sky News, and political columnist for The Sunday Times).
His latest book was co-written with Peter Oborne, How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language published by Head of Zeus.
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This event is in the Brockway Room on the ground floor (accessible, with induction loop audio). For accessibility info: conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us