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Alastair Thompson

Alastair Thompson

News Junkie - Media On The Move

About Alastair Thompson

Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop Independent News ( www.scoop.co.nz ) New Zealand's largest independent online news provider.

Of Scottish and Irish extraction he lives in Karori Wellington and has been a Journalist for 23 years since starting at the Dominion in the late 1980s - back when Newspapers were still in black and white. Since then he has worked as an investigative journalist at NBR, North & South magazine, and since the mid 1990s as an editor - first at Straight Furrow newspaper and then online since the launch of his first online news startup in 1997, followed by Scoop in June 1999.

Alastair is very keen on gadgets (especially ultrabooks and cameras), travel, coffee and exercise. He has been known to be mildly obsessive about foreign affairs and weather maps. Connect with Alastair Thompson on Linked In or Google+