The successor: Rupert Murdoch, on right, with his parents Sir Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch around 1950.
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Young Rupert took up his inheritance in Adelaide in 1953 with minimal journalistic experience. He quickly revealed himself to be a ruthless rule-breaker and hands on, expansionary proprietor.
On TikTok, stories can be manufactured and dramatized like an investigative gossip reel.
Tabloids traditionally have gone after the rich and famous. On TikTok, anyone can be a target.
Humour is sometimes used as a coping mechanism in tragic situations.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don’t always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Best friends forever? Coleen Rooney (left) and Rebekah Vardy in happier times.
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We might lap up the spectacle of two high-profile women fighting publicly, but when do you ever hear about men having ‘cat-fights’?
Refusing to change with the times, Australia’s tabloids now cater to an aged, monocultural and alienated constituency.
Australian tabloid newspapers were once an important political force, the “voice of the people”. But these days relevance has been replaced by shrillness.
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The two papers were once titans of publishing. But their future looks less rosy.
Liverpool fans campaigning for a boycott of The Sun at the FA Cup semi-final in 2012.
Liverpool FC has imposed a complete ban on The Sun but it cannot prevent the tabloid newspaper from continuing to cover the club.
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The antics of ‘Brits abroad’ continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it’s more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.
The Sun goes separate ways in England and Scotland, but does it matter?
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Shrien Dewani has been cleared of any part in the murder of his bride Anni, who was shot on their honeymoon. A South African judge threw out the case, rejecting the prosecution’s argument as “far below…
The picture Mazher Mahmood’s lawyers didn’t want you to see.
Well, there was a lot of mucking about, but Panorama has finally broadcast its exposé of Sun on Sunday journalist Mazher Mahmood, widely known as the “Fake Sheikh”. The programme had been scheduled for…