Media baron

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The term media baron implies the owner of a large number of media outlets (TV, radio, magazine, newspaper and web venues) who runs them in a more or less "feudal" manner. It is a parallel to an older term, railroad baron. As the railroad barons controlled transport, media barons control public opinion, either subtly or not.

A list of recent past or present media barons would include at least:

The prototype media baron is probably William Randolph Hearst, although Lord Beaverbrook is a close contender.