Philippa Stevenson

Award winning journalist & media trainer

Philippa Stevenson is an experienced journalist, editor, television presenter and blogger. She is co-director of media relations training company, JAG Media and moderator of community news website, Tamahere Forum.

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                     Philippa Stevenson's career highlights include:

  • Award winning investigative journalist: 16 journalism awards including two Qantas Media awards; awards for science, environment and agricultural journalism.
  •  Editor of two, national, rural papers; agricultural editor of the New Zealand Herald and Waikato Times; a reporter for Radio New Zealand National; NZ Herald columnist and a television presenter/producer.
  • Presenter/producer of the Bull Pen agri-media discussion panel on the Country Channel.
  • Editor of the Bull Pen and Rural Network blogs.
  • Former director of Freelance Market Ltd, a story syndication and service business for freelance journalists, photographers and broadcasters.
  • Co-organiser of the annual freelance journalist conference, New Zealand's biggest annual gathering of journalists.
  • Guest lecturer on journalism and judge of journalism awards.
  • Sponsored by the German and French Governments to study biotechnology and elements of the Common Agriculture Policy, 2002.
  • Agricultural Communicator of the Year 1994.
  • Waitangi Fellowship, 1992.


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