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Newsroom will be New Zealand’s new home for quality journalism from a team of familiar faces with trusted pedigrees and proven track records, led by two of the nation’s most experienced news editors – Mark Jennings and Tim Murphy. Top-shelf news hounds Melanie Reid and Bernard Hickey are at the head of our rollcall of journalists working across the main Newsroom site and Newsroom Pro, our premium paid service for subscribers who want fast, factual media intelligence as soon as possible.

Between now and then, of course, we have a whole summer’s worth of work to get through. These services still need to be finalised and launched. In response to a year’s worth of well-wishers wondering, well, what have Mark and Tim been up to, we’ve opened this temporary site to explain a bit more about the plan, introduce the Newsroom branding, and to offer something special to our earliest audience.

Summer Newsroom will be your source of great holiday reads while you wait for the main launch.
Click here to register your email address and you’ll go on our summer reads mailing list, with compelling stories landing in your inbox as soon as our team and contributors have them ready for you.

We’ll be listening to you all summer long, too. Tweet us or drop by on Facebook.

Tourism overload puts pressure on parks

The dangerous ideal of mental health

Farewell to the doyenne of war correspondents

[Summer Newsroom story archive]

What’s the Summer Newsroom?

Over the summer we’ll be putting the finishing touches on the front and back ends of the website, the Newsroom Pro team will be ironing-out their final creases ahead of our paid subscription service launch in February 2017, and our journalists will be working on the deep-dive stories that will be ready to go for you when Newsroom launches fully in March 2017.

That doesn’t mean we won’t be giving you anything to read this summer. All of our core journalists, and some very special guest contributors, will be writing some great summer yarns for you to read and share. All you need to do is register your email address and we’ll send them straight to your inbox as we get them.

Our social media channels will also be open right across summer and into the launch of Newsroom so you can talk to us about your expectations for the site, to comment on our summer reads, and to ask questions about what we’re up to. Follow @NewsroomNZ on Twitter and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/newsroomnz.

Paid subscriptions. What’s that about?

Newsroom Pro is our premium paid subscription service for media consumers who need the best intelligence as soon as possible. When there’s something that needs knowing, our Newsroom Pro team will fire it out to premium subscribers in rapid time – because we know that fast, accurate media intelligence can have rapid impacts on business decisions. That same day, a fuller piece of journalism will be published at Newsroom for the general readership to digest.

We’d like to advise users of the previous newsroom.co.nz service to update your bookmarks to service.newsroom.co.nz.

With a little help from our friends…

Quality journalism needs quality resources. That’s why we’ve got some of the most experienced and talented people in the business in our team. Our promise to you is to provide the best stories without choking our website full of ads and banners. We have a small and mighty team of Founding Supporters who have pledged financial support to Newsroom, and we deeply appreciate their involvement.