Press: A Separate Peace for Murdoch

New York City becomes at least a one-newspaper town

Australian Press Lord K. (for Keith) Rupert Murdoch did not endear himself to the Manhattan publishing establishment when, two years ago, he snapped up the New York Post, New York magazine and the Village Voice, and began remaking the Post according to his own tabloid tastes. Last week the publishers had even less reason to love Murdoch. In a move variously regarded as daring, cynical and even brilliant, the Australian broke ranks with his fellow publishers and made a separate peace with nine striking unions. His Post thus became the first major New...

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