Murdoch to headline next Kalb Report

Rupert Murdoch – founder, chairman and CEO of News Corporation – will sit down with journalist Marvin Kalb to discuss the future of journalism Feb. 9 for the next installment of the Kalb Report.

Murdoch is famous for becoming a billionaire through his ownership of major media outlets which include the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, the Fox Broadcasting Company, the Fox News Channel, Dow Jones & Company, and MySpace.

“There are few people in America who exercise so powerful an influence over what we see, what we hear, what we know about our world as Rupert Murdoch,” Kalb said in a news release. “I cannot wait to sit down and talk to this media mogul about the crisis in contemporary journalism and to hear his views about what can be done to fix it. What a wonderful opportunity!”

The event – titled “Rupert Murdoch: the Making of a Modern Media Mogul” – will take place at 8 p.m. at the National Press Club. Tickets for the event have already been sold out, but a live webcast of the event will be available at kalb.gwu.edu.

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