Bell Gully links up with Newsroom
Leading national law firm Bell Gully has become the latest foundation supporter for Newsroom.co.nz, the independent quality journalism start-up.
Bell Gully will be a silver supporter, joining Holden NZ, Chorus NZ, Kiwibank, the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington in backing high quality public interest journalism.
Newsroom.co.nz launched almost five months ago to cover real news in a calm, balanced and informed way. A sister news service, Newsroom Pro, is available on subscription and provides email newsletters and email news updates daily from our newsrooms at Parliament in Wellington and in Auckland.
Newsroom founders Mark Jennings and Tim Murphy welcomed the agreement with Bell Gully, one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious law firms, as foundation supporter in the professional services category.
“Newsroom is delighted to link with Bell Gully, whose partners and lawyers across New Zealand work at the highest levels on numerous business and public policy issues," they said.
Newsroom and Bell Gully will also team up on two events, in Auckland and Wellington, leading up to next month’s general election.
Bell Gully Chair Chris Gordon said Newsroom has delivered an impressive array of significant stories since its launch.
“We are pleased to engage with an organisation that is adding to the calibre of public debate,” he said.
Since launching in March, Newsroom has broken several major national stories, including exposés on free range eggs, the MP Todd Barclay’s taping of a staff member, the misuse of Family Court warrants to uplift children in parental disputes, plans to split the Ports of Auckland Company’s operations and land, and the threat by cabinet minister Alfred Ngaro to punish state-funded entities which criticise the Government.