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Donna Chisholm Joins Metro And North & South

Donna Chisholm Joins Metro And North & South

Star journalist Donna Chisholm is to join Metro and North & South magazines.

Donna is one of the country’s top journalists, with a history of breaking strong news stories. She is best known for her mid-1990s campaign which led to David Dougherty being freed from jail for an abduction and rape he did not commit. The campaign has been made into a television movie, Until Proven Innocent, which is due to screen on TVNZ early next year.

Metro and North & South Editor in Chief Sally Duggan said Donna’s job on the magazines will be to break strong current affairs stories to further strengthen the journalistic credentials of both titles. “Donna’s stories are compelling and relevant. We are thrilled to attract someone of her calibre to join our stable of excellent writers.”

The appointment signals ACP Magazines ongoing commitment to investing in top journalistic talent to develop its award-winning titles Metro and North & South.

Donna will join the magazines as Editor at Large from February next year. She will work predominantly on Auckland’s Metro magazine, and also contribute national stories to North & South.

Since 2004 Donna has been the deputy editor on the Sunday Star-Times. The new role at Metro and North & South will allow her to concentrate on investigative reporting, which she says she has missed during the years she has been involved in management and editing. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to concentrate on doing what I love best.”

In a 30-year career, Donna has specialized in reporting on health, social justice and crime. Her recent investigations have exposed the flaws in the SIS case against Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui, revealed serious safety problems for patients in private hospitals and raised questions about the competence of some foreign doctors in New Zealand’s medical workforce. She wrote a biography of Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes and has twice won Qantas newspaper feature writer of the year (2000 and 2004).


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