Naomi Arnold

Naomi Arnold is an award-winning journalist who freelances from Nelson, New Zealand. She runs the website featured.org.nz, which collects true, well-written stories by New Zealanders.

Society
May 24, 2017

In defence of Sarah Wilson, whose brave mental health memoir doesn't deserve to be insulted

Yesterday we published a critical review of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Australian writer Sarah Wilson's book about her anxiety issues. Today Naomi Arnold, a fan of the book, responds.

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Society
Nov 14, 2016

'I was scared as hell. I thought that was it, as the quake’s death rattle built and built and wouldn’t stop'

Naomi Arnold describes a terrifying night in Wellington, a phone alarm that warns 'delicate land could sink under the sea' and the solace of both Chilean tourists and RNZ's Susie Ferguson.

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Podcasts
Jul 11, 2016

Podcast: The Get #7 - Kennedy Warne on writing stories for National Geographic

The first season of The Get finishes with writer outdoor/environmental writer Kennedy Warne

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Podcasts
Jul 5, 2016

Podcast: The Get #6 – Adam Dudding on why not to tell your editor when you’ve got a good story

The Spinoff and Barkers are proud to present a new seven-part podcast series: The Get. Each week Canon award winning journalist Naomi Arnold will interview some of New Zealand’s best …

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Podcasts
Jun 27, 2016

Podcast: The Get #5 – Anthony Byrt on writing about NZ’s biggest poker tournament

The Spinoff and Barkers are proud to present a new seven-part podcast series: The Get. Each week Canon award winning journalist Naomi Arnold will interview some of New Zealand’s best …

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Podcasts
Jun 20, 2016

Podcast: The Get #4 – Ben Stanley on hunting down NZ’s only Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Canon award winning journalist Ben Stanley argues for "slow journalism"

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Podcasts
Jun 13, 2016

Podcast: The Get #3 – Aimie Cronin talks reporting on Catholicism, anxiety and New Zealand slums

Naomi Arnold welcomes freelance writer Aimie Cronin who talks working in PJs and writing stories that shine a light.

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Podcasts
Jun 6, 2016

Podcast: The Get #2 – Don Rowe on how to keep floating

In this episode Don Rowe tells Naomi Arnold why for him J school wasn't an option

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Podcasts
May 30, 2016

Podcast: The Get #1 – champion feature writer Kim Knight tells us her secrets

Naomi Arnold goes behind the scenes of the news trade and asks journalists how their biggest stories came to life.

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Media
Dec 14, 2015

New Zealand’s 10 Best News Features of 2015

Naomi Arnold, editor of the brilliant Featured website, selects the 10 best non-fiction features of 2015.

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