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PhD Candidate, RMIT University

Leon Gettler is completing a PhD on the future of newspapers at RMIT.

He wrote for The Age for 18 years under various titles including Chief Industrial Reporter, Investigative Reporter with the Insight Team, and the Business team. For 10 years he wrote the fortnightly column Just Managing. His journalism awards include the United Nations Media Peace Award (1997) and the Professor John Miller Distinguished Achievement Award.

From 2000 to 2003, Gettler was co-editor of The Australian Institute of Management's (AIM) journal Management Today. Currently Gettler is a regular freelance contributor to Management Today and writes a weekly column in Business Spectator. He also writes regularly for ProPrint, CRN, Charter and Public Accountant. He runs two blogs. The first for The CEO Institute is The CEO's Desk. The second, for The Fifth Estate, is Green MashUp. He has two podcasts for RMIT, Talking Business and Talking Technology and also presents weekly news radio shows, Talking Tachless and Shlepping'n'Shmoozing, and a jazz program, Jazz With Gettler on J-AIR (878.8FM or

Prior to joining Fairfax Media, Gettler was the senior state political reporter for the Sun News-Pictorial and court reporter and police roundsman for The Truth from 1984 to 1986.


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    PhD student, RMIT University