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Greg Treadwell, AUT

s200_greg.treadwellGreg Treadwell was born in Kenya in 1963 to nomadic professionals and lived there until 1969. He then grew up mostly in Vanuatu (then the New Hebrides), where he still has research interests in mainstream and social media. He trained as a journalist in the early 80s and over the years has worked variously at newspapers including the Otago Daily Times, the Whakatane Beacon and, most recently, as editor of Waiheke Island’s award-winning  newspaper, Gulf News. He has a NZ Certificate in Journalism and an MA in New Zealand poetry. In 2005 he joined AUT as a journalism lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2009. In 2010 he won the university’s prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a longstanding judge for the New Zealand Community Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Awards and has also judged the Canon Media Awards (Best News Website) and the Travcom travel photography awards.

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