NZ journalists for Hong Kong and Manila internships

3 February 2011

Two young New Zealand journalists have been awarded Asia:NZ media scholarships to undertake media internships at two respected Asia-based media organisations later this year.

The journalists are Tim Lambourne (TV3) and Daniel Simmons-Ritchie (Wairarapa Times-Age). Mr Lambourne will work at the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong and Mr Simmons-Ritchie will go to the Philippine Star in Manila.

Tim Lambourne has just completed a communications degree majoring in journalism at AUT University and is a part time reporter for 3 News and the Nightline programmes.

Daniel Simmons-Ritchie is a graduate of Whitireia Journalism School in Wellington and is employed as a reporter at the Wairarapa Times-Age in Masterton.

The annual internships are offered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation to give promising young journalists opportunities to test their journalism skills in a region of the world that is increasingly vital to New Zealand’s future interests.

The internships are made possible through the support of the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong and the Philippine Star in Manila. The deadline for next year’s internship applications will be 1 November 2011.

Charles Mabbett, Media adviser
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