Les Hinton: CEO of Dow Jones & Company (5/3/11)


Dow Jones & Company CEO Les Hinton: Technology, Mobility and Accelerating the Collective Intelligence

Quentin Hardy, Executive Editor, Forbes - Moderator

Come hear from one of the most powerful leaders in media. Dow Jones CEO Hinton will discuss information in the digital era, the role of journalists, and harnessing technology to find intelligence admist the noise. Hinton has worked for News Corp. for more than 48 years as a journalist and executive in all corners of the world. After several executive positions, he was appointed president of Murdoch Magazines in 1990, two years later becoming president and CEO of News America Publishing, responsible for the company’s U.S. publishing operations. In 1993, he was appointed chairman and CEO of Fox Television Stations, and then in 1995 as executive chairman of News Corp. subsidiary News International Limited, Britain’s largest national newspaper publisher. He was appointed CEO of Dow Jones & Company in December 2007, after its acquisition by News Corporation.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 3, 2011