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Why Murdoch’s Media Scandal Matters

For those who have been following the News Corp. scandal over the last few weeks, they have seen it get increasingly complicated. For those who haven’t been following it, they should.

News Corp. controls a wide range of media-related ventures, from television to publishing to newspapers. These are entities that generally have a major influence on the way people think.

The notoriously seedy nature of the British tabloid culture aside, anyone who lives anywhere within News Corp.’s reach should be taking note of this developing story. Word is that at least one lawmaker in the US has already called for an investigation into News Corp.’s US activities and whether any Americans were impacted.

Rep. Braley on Murdoch



Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve Belmaker is a freelance journalist and contributing editor with The Epoch Times ( She also contributes to Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists and Her blog on journalism is

Genevieve has traveled throughout the U.S., Asia, Central America, Israel and the West Bank for reporting assignments, including major investigative reports on the recovery of New Orleans, the encroaching presence of China in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the dangerous import of melamine-contaminated milk into the U.S. and settlement outposts in the West Bank. She regularly reports on issues related to journalism, and the work of journalists.

She holds a BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations, and has been a member of several prominent national and international professional media organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the New York Press Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She lives in Jerusalem, Israel with her husband and son.

Areas of Focus:
New Media; Journalism; Culture and Society