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Cate Honoré Brett is an award-winning writer with 20 years of experience as a journalist, including a five-year stint as editor of the Sunday Star Times. She has an enduring interest in the rights and responsibilities of the news media and in 2013 worked with media and privacy law expert, Professor John Burrows, on the Law Commission’s report to government recommending the establishment of a single converged standards body for all New Zealand news media. She is currently Chief Advisor of Judicial Development and Communications at the Ministry of Justice.
Last week plans for a new news-based site thudded prematurely into public view. What are the former news chiefs' plans, could they have done more to stop the crisis they now hope to remedy, and can they sign up John Campbell to cover the 2017 election? Cate Brett, another former editor, finds out
In an essay first published in the non-fiction anthology Don’t Dream It’s Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, former SST editor Cate Brett looks at the relationship between newspapers â€¦