Story image

Herald editor-in-chief Tim Murphy steps down

10 Apr 2015

The New Zealand Herald's editor-in-chief for the last decade, Tim Murphy, has stepped down from the role in favour of the Herald's current editor, Shayne Currie, who will move into an expanded editorial role.

Murphy leaves the country's largest newspaper after a 30-year career and at a time of unprecedented media industry change.

Murphy took on the editorship of the Herald in 2001 at the age of 37, making him at the time the youngest editor ever appointed to the venerable publication, affectionately known to Aucklanders as "Granny Herald."

He was appointed editor-in-chief three years ago and oversaw the Herald's change from broadsheet to a tabloid format.

"Tim's knowledge of journalism and the critical role that news creators play in shaping the communities in which we live has been outstanding," said Jane Hastings, chief executive of NZME, publisher of the Herald. "He will step down with our very best wishes and leave the company on June 30."

"I've had a long and thoroughly rewarding time leading our journalism," said Murphy in a statement. "In an era of real industry upheaval, we have bold plans to keep the Herald at the forefront of news, sport and entertainment and I believe now is the right time for another voice to lead editorial in all the good things that NZME is planning."

The news comes as TV3 confirms it is reviewing the performance and future of its decade-old Campbell Live nightly current affairs show.

50 million tonnes of e-waste: IT faces sustainability challenges
“Through This is IT, we want to help people better understand the problem of today’s linear “take, make, dispose” thinking around IT products and its effects like e-waste, pollution and climate change."
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.
Xero launches new data capture product in NZ
“Data automation is the fastest growing app category on the Xero app marketplace so we know there is a hunger for these types of tools."
Security flaw in Xiaomi electric scooters could have deadly consequences
An attacker could target a rider, and then cause the scooter to suddenly brake or accelerate.
Four ways the technology landscape will change in 2019
Until now, organisations have only spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately manifest in our work and personal lives.
IDC: Top 10 trends for NZ’s digital transformation
The CDO title is declining, 40% of us will be working with bots, the Net Promoter Score will be key to success, and more.
Kiwi partner named in HubSpot’s global top five
Hype & Dexter is an Auckland-based agency that specialises in providing organisations with marketing automation solutions.