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Shayne Currie

Shayne Currie

Managing Editor, New Zealand Herald


Shayne Currie has been a journalist for 25 years, starting as a crime reporter in Wellington - and briefly, New York - before taking up newsroom leadership roles.

From printers' ink to the digital revolution, Currie has overseen major change and innovation in newsrooms throughout New Zealand.

Currie helped launch the Herald on Sunday in 2004 and became editor of that paper in 2005 and of the NZ Herald in 2011.  In 2012 he led the editorial project to transform the Herald into award-winning compact format.

As NZME managing editor, Currie oversees journalists and content across the newly integrated digital, print, radio and video newsroom.

In 2016, Currie takes up a 10-week scholarship to Wolfson College at Cambridge University in the UK, studying audience patterns in the digital age - and how quality journalism can survive in the era of the Kardashians.


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