Murdoch, Abramson make Forbes' list of 'most powerful people'


News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is No. 24 on Forbes' new list of the 70 most powerful people in the world. New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is No. 64.  The blurb for Abramson reads, "Bloggers come, bloggers go, but the Gray Lady, run for the first time by a lady, still sets the terms of the global debate." The overall prestige of news leaders seems to be falling, though. Last year's list had Murdoch at No. 13 and then-NYT editor Bill Keller at No. 50. Murdoch and Abramson are the only news media figures on the list, otherwise dominated by many world political leaders and corporate CEOs. || Earlier: In August, Forbes placed Abramson at No. 12 on its list of most powerful women, just behind Lady Gaga.

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