Menu Close

Leon Gettler has a PhD from RMIT focusing on how news services can innovate to build partnerships with communities. He has a particular focus on community and regional newspapers.

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. Gettler was a regular freelance contributor to Management Today and Business Spectator. He also wrote regularly for ProPrint, CRN, Charter and Public Accountant. He has a weekly podcast Talking Business published every Friday on Acast.

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.


  • –present
    PhD student, RMIT University