David Hoath talks New Media with Leadership Victoria

29 May 2012 By Stefan Grun & Conal Thwaite

David Hoath is CEO of The Age and Fairfax's Melbourne Publishing division. Here he speaks with LV about the changing media landscape and the role of leadership as the social revolution in information technology continues.     

David has over thirty years experience working in the media in the UK and Australia, across print and radio platforms. In 2002 the World Association of Newspapers awarded David the research project of the year for publishing initiatives across Europe, North America and Australia.    

In this interview David speaks about the need to lead by example, the symbols and signals that a leader sends out, and the crucial need for communication. He also shares some insights into the positioning of The Age and other daily metropolitan newspapers between the “hyper-local” and “hyper-global” world of instantaneous communications.