Jim Tucker is head of journalism at Whitireia Journalism School and publisher of NewsWire. He has been in journalism nearly 50 years, 22 as a working journalist (including five as deputy editor then editor of the Auckland Star), 27 as a journalism teacher. He was previously Executive Director of the NZ Journalists Training Organisation. His books on journalism, Kiwi Journalist (1988) and Intro (1991) were the standard teaching texts in NZ for two decades.
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