Murdoch's Flagship provides the first in-depth overview of ""the Australian"", mapping its uneven and uncharted progress across its first three decades. While the Fairfax and Packer media groups have received detailed historical coverage over the years, Rupert Murdoch's News Limited and ""the Australian"" have not been given the same systematic attention by historians. Denis Cryle draws on a vast amount of secondary print material, his own extensive interviews with past and present staff and a detailed reading of ""the Australian""'s newspaper files to capture the vitality of the newspaper over three seminal decades.
Denis Cryle is Professor in Communication and Media Studies at Central Queensland University. He has published widely in both national and international media collections and recently co-edited Consensus and Consent: Politics, Media and Governance in Twentieth-century Australia with Jean Hillier.