Scoop People

Alastair Thompson

Publisher and Editor

Alastair Thompson is a co-founder of Scoop. Alastair has 25 years of experience as a journalist and editor, including 20 as a member of the NZ Parliamentary Press Gallery. He is interested in the weather, peace, photography and improving the resilience of civil society.

Gordon Campbell

Scoop Political Editor

Gordon Campbell is an experienced and highly regarded independent journalist who has held previous positions at leading New Zealand publications such as the Listener.

Lyndon Hood

Scoop News Editor

Lyndon Hood deals with politics as well as producing illustrations and satire. He contributes to the group weblog Fighting Talk.

Jackie Llewellyn

Scoop Reporter

Jackie Llewellyn is part of the Scoop engine-room and ensures our items and articles are published asap. Jackie also writes lifestyle pieces and has a passion for books.

Finlay Thompson

Technical Manager / Director

A Dr of mathematics Finlay has had his Mathematics career interrupted to join the LAMP community and is presently working for Catalyst IT.

Miles Thompson

Occasional Technical Assistant

A relationship management expert & dot-commer of late 90s vintage, Miles Miles recently returned to New Zealand after a stint working in New York.

Ian Llewellyn


With 20 years experience in journalism, Ian was a founding director of Scoop.