GQ lists 18 media chiefs in top 100 most powerful men list

GQ’s 100 most powerful men survey boasts plenty of newspaper and broadcast chaps.

There four media executives in the top 10: News Corporation Asia and Europe chief executive James Murdoch at three; BBC director-general Mark Thompson at six; DMGT chairman Viscount Rothermere is at eight and Associated Newspapers editor-in-chief Paul Dacre goes in at 10.

News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch drops five places to 12 and his former employee Andy Coulson goes up one place to 23 after being hired by the Conservative Party.

Times editor James Harding is a new entrant at 22, Telegraph editor-in-chief Will Lewis jumps 21 places up to 36 and Independent editor-in-chief Simon Kelner is at 43.

The rest: 48. Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times; 51. Richard Wallace, editor, Daily Mirror; 54. Tony O’Reilly, chairman, Independent News and Media; 65. Matthew D’Ancona, editor, The Spectator; 74. Tony Parsons, Daily Mirror columnist and author; 80. John Mulholland, editor, The Observer; 81. John Witherow, editor, Sunday Times; 93. Stefano Hatfield, editor, thelondonpaper and 96. Alan Rusbridger, editor, The Guardian.

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