Mr Jim Tucker, of New Plymouth, ONZM, for services to journalism
Mr Jim Tucker, of New Plymouth, ONZM, for services to journalism.
Jim Tucker has contributed to journalism in New Zealand since 1965. He brought to light the pollution of the Taranaki rivers in an award-winning series. As Editor of the Auckland Star, he led a team to create the Sunday Star (now Sunday Star Times). He was the head of journalism schools at Auckland University of Technology, Western Institute of Technology and Whitireia. He was Executive Director of the New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation and a media commentator and media awards judge for several decades. He helped organise the Global Intermedia Dialogue, a Norwegian/Indonesian worldwide initiative. He has written, edited and/or published nine journalism books. Mr Tucker is an assessor for the Public Interest Journalism Fund and launched the Kiwi Journalists Association Facebook group, which now has 3,300 members.