The Inside Story

In this blog we talk openly about the inner-workings of The Dominion Post newsroom as we navigate through a rapidly evolving news environment. Ask us questions, challenge us, let us know what you want covered and how.

The Dominion Post news reporters

05:00am 06 May 2012

Kay Blundell
Kapiti reporter

kay.blundell@dompost.co.nz
Facebook
04 296 1412
027 488 5613

Kay reports on the Kapiti Coast-Horowhenua district. She has covered stories including the arrival of the emperor penguin Happy Feet, the Wellington super city debate, a $44,000 pay rise for Kapiti Coast District Council’s CEO, and the $280,000 golden handshake given to the council’s former chief executive.

After completing a Diploma of Journalism at Wellington Polytechnic, Kay started work on Wellington suburban newspapers before working at The Star in Auckland. While raising four children, she worked in radio, including a stint with Radio New Zealand. Kay joined The Dominion Post in 2004.

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The Dominion Post editors

05:00am 06 May 2012

Bernadette Courtney
Editor

bernadette.courtney@dompost.co.nz
@dpcourtney
Linkedin
04 4740185

Bernadette has almost 30 years experience in journalism in both New Zealand and the UK. As editor of The Dominion Post, she strongly believes that news brands are thriving as they embrace an integrated approach to digital and print news gathering.

Bernadette has been a chief reporter at The Dominion and Dominion Post; assistant editor at The Dominion Post and has edited the Manawatu Standard. She previously worked for Reed Regional Newspapers, editing weekly paid and free newspapers and worked as a reporter at the Sunday Mirror in London.

Bernadette has won two Qantas Media Awards and been a finalist for reporter of the year.

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The Dominion Post business team

05:00am 23 May 2012

James Weir
Business editor

james.weir@dompost.co.nz
04 474 0179

James manages the business reporters at The Dominion Post and is responsible for the business section of the newspaper.

He has worked as a reporter since 1981 and has a Graduate Diploma of Journalism from Canterbury University. James joined The Dominion in 1989 and has previously worked for National Business Review and Radio New Zealand.

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The Dominion Post sports team

05:00am 23 May 2012

Jonathan Millmow
Sports editor

jonathan.millmow@dompost.co.nz
04 4740070

Jonathan oversees sports coverage for The Dominion Post. A former New Zealand cricketer, Jonathan entered journalism after his playing career was cut short by injury. He has been a journalist for 15 years, with spells at The Press, the New Zealand Press Association and The Evening Post.

He covered the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London. In 2009 Jonathan won a TP McLean award.

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Inside our sports and business teams

05:00am 23 May 2012

JANINE BENNETTS
WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

A few weeks ago we launched this blog with some new shiny profile pages of all our news reporters, editors and web team.

We hope that by giving you better access to see who's behind our news machine, you'll get a better understanding of our company and feel like you can contact us with feedback and news.

To add to those sections, we've created profiles for our business and sports reporters. These teams write for the business and sports sections of the newspaper and for dompost.co.nz. Check out their mugs and get in touch if you've got a story they might be interested in. Don't worry, they're a lot more friendly-faced than this bunch to the right - our Literary Staff of 1907.

What do you think of our new profiles? How else would you like to access us? Leave a comment below, or Tweet, or email us.

Meet our news reporters

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