The media mogul and democracy: Murdoch, the Leveson inquiry and the press.

Stevens, Christopher (2013) The media mogul and democracy: Murdoch, the Leveson inquiry and the press. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In the last 40 years the role of the media mogul with democracy has been a subject of concern. The press has been the cause of scandals which resulted in the implementation of the Leveson Inquiry. This study assesses Rupert Murdoch’s role in light of claims of corruption and it recommends that critics take notice of Lord Leveson’s stance on the need for regulation as the most effective and realistic form of policing the press. It will critically analyse press articles which relate to the issues raised by the Inquiry’s recommendations. The study will aim to argue whether illegality within the press industry should be allowed to be undertaken so easily and concludes that while recommendations about press regulation were made by the Inquiry, whether the root of the problem is around ownership.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 13:36
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15334

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