Myjanne Jensen, Editor of the Northland Age, loves hearing the stories of people from all walks of life and feels it is a privilege to be able to share their experiences with the world.
Born in Australia (of Māori-Danish descent) I have more than 15 years of media experience spanning across print, radio, video and digital, as well as experience in public relations and corporate communications. My deep-held curiosity about human behaviour is ultimately at the core of why I became a journalist. I absolutely love hearing the stories of people from all walks of life and feel it is a privilege to be able to share their experiences with the world. I see creating awareness about various issues is my way of giving back and serving my community. I also have a knack for making people feel at ease and safe to be vulnerable and share with me often sometimes the most intimate details of their lives. With that privilege comes a huge amount of responsibility and I take great care to tell their stories with sensitivity and respect. Finally, I love exploring quirky and "taboo" topics and am inspired by journalists such as the BBC's Louis Theroux who push the boundaries of storytelling.
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Call for National Covid-19 Memorial Day for lives lost during lockdowns
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World-recognised musicians mentor Kaitaia College students
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FNDC first council in NZ to adopt Māori lunar calendar
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