Joanna Norris is a New Zealand-based journalist and current head of ChristchurchNZ, an organisation responsible for promotion and economic development. Prior to that, she was editor of The Press, a daily broadsheet published in Christchurch.
Norris was appointed as editor of The Press in 2012, having previously worked as a journalist at the newspaper. She is the first woman to become its editor. Norris was chief reporter at The Press before moving to the Middle East in 2007, where she was involved in the launch of The National, an English language newspaper in Abu Dhabi. She has also worked at senior level for newspapers in the United Kingdom. She returned to New Zealand from Abu Dhabi in 2010, and before taking up her present position in October 2012, was digital editor of Dompost.co.nz, the online version of The Dominion Post. Norris has won several industry awards during her career.
Norris left The Press when a new agency was formed in the city called ChristchurchNZ responsible for promotion and economic development. She has been the head of this organisation since mid-October 2017. ChristchurchNZ represents the interests of the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), Christchurch and Canterbury tourism, international education providers, the convention bureau (responsible for attracting conventions to be held in the city), and the Christchurch City Council's major events team.
- Glass, Amy (4 September 2012). "Joanna Norris Named As New Press Editor". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "Joanna Norris: The Press and Christchurch". Radio New Zealand. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "Fairfax Media's South Island editor-in-chief to head ChristchurchNZ". Stuff.co.nz. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
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