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What is a word for someone that owns a media house? Can I call him a proprietor?

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What do you mean by media house? This phase has no meaning to me. –  Matt Эллен Jul 28 '11 at 9:27

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In the great days of newspapers, owners of the like of Northcliffe, Beaverbrook and Rothermere were called press barons.

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And the owners of large breweries were called the beerage. –  TimLymington Sep 7 '11 at 12:49

I think a term that is sometimes used is "media mogul." At least that's how people describe Rupert Murdoch in the U.S.

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Proprietor is definitely used for someone who owns a newspaper or magazine. I don't think it would be used for the owner of a TV station, though.

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