Author Archives: Jim Tucker

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.

My new journalism book

New Zealand has no current journalism textbook for those learning the occupation here, or even just wanting to see what’s involved. For that reason, there seems to be some demand for the three textbooks (13 different editions) that I wrote … Continue reading

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Unintended impacts of school bullying

How NZ’s fourth Nobel Prize winner was bullied mercilessly at school – and how that affected the rest of his extraordinary life. Continue reading

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Pukekura Park plan perfect

A new plan to update New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park shows the maturity of the current NP_ District Council regime. Continue reading

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Views rate ahead of unsightly windmills

Do we want windmills blocking our views of Taranaki Maunga – hell no. Continue reading

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What makes a career in journalism? Jim Tucker tries to explain

New Plymouth journalist Jim Tucker has spent nearly 60 years as a journalist and teacher. Here he talks to a colleague about what’s involved. Continue reading

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A moment of serenity in a crazy world

An Officer of the NZ Order of Merit award for services to journalism was bestowed on Jim Tucker in Auckland on May 26, 2022. Continue reading

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Our trust in councils may be based on sawdust

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Hearing from an old friend

Publication of the first part of my memoirs – Flair and Loathing on the Front Page – has led to someone important from my past professional life getting in touch. Continue reading

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Kim Hill interview on RadioNZ

Jim Tucker is interviewed by Kim Hill on radio about his memoirs and other journalism things. Continue reading

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MEMOIRS – Story in The Spinoff

MEDIA  April 9, 2022 New Zealand’s godfather of journalism pens his biggest yarn By Chris Schulz Senior writer When finished, Jim Tucker’s memoirs will extend to three parts and 900 pages. Photo: Archi Banal Jim Tucker wrote thousands of stories and … Continue reading

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