Media Unmade by Tim Burrowes
“Media Unmade is a ripping tale of Semtex, whiplash and tears. We were galvanised and digitised and right-sized and pulverised. I’m still traumatised. Tim Burrowes is canny narrator. He did not waste his front row seats on this insane ride.”Joe Aston, Rear Window columnist, Australian Financial Review
“Media Unmade is a white-knuckle ride through the newsrooms, backrooms and boardrooms that have been battered by the global storms of disruption. With a pantheon of big personalities making even bigger gambles, Tim Burrowes has brought to light the legendary tales and seismic moments of the last decade in a fearless, forensic and often funny way.Joe Hildebrand, Commentator, news.com.au
“This book fizzes with sexy detail. It leaps from company to company, deal to deal, charting declines and falls, and grand follies. There are more cliffhangers than in Dynasty, and the book succeeds wonderfully. It has all the brio of its author, Tim Burrowes, a digital journalist who made his reputation and fortune by playing to audiences with the attention span of the internet.Stephen Brook, The Age
“A bracing account of the massive upheaval the media sector has gone through over the last 10 years, as reader and audience habits rapidly changed.”Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast
“I have just finished reading Tim Burrowes’ book ‘Media Unmade’ and my head feels ready to explode. He has used his own original research and interviews, reporting and experience while at Mumbrella as well as other published work to assemble what to me seems the definitive account. With “Media Unmade”, Burrowes has become Australian media’s unofficial historian.”Hal Crawford, Substack
“If you’re interested in Australian media, read it. It’s great.”Sean Aylmer, Fear & Greed
“This is one of the best TV books I have ever read. His facts are correct.”Rob McKnight, TV Blackbox
“The book triumphs in synthesising an enormous amount of information. Thus, the complexities of the daily TV ratings are presented lucidly in a couple of paragraphs. The reader comes away with a complete understanding of how the system works, and why it is of such importance to advertisers and networks.”Stephen Brook, Sydney Morning Herald
Looking for a gift for the media type who has everything? I can highly recommend Tim Burrowes’ ‘Media Unmade’. Why?
1. They might be in it!
2. They will probably find it more entertaining than the latest Stephen King … this tale is impossible to look away from.
It’s educational (in the best way). They will learn interesting things about people they know, know of, or work with.Andrew Hunter, author, All Your friends Like This: How Social Networks Took Over News