Peter Jackson is the editor and sole news reporter at the Northland Age, which publishes twice-weekly, and has a circulation of 4200 in the Far North. His four decade commitment to community news gathering in the Far North has resulted in the editor of a Kaitaia-based newspaper taking out a top gong this year's Canon Media Awards. His services to journalism were recognised in 2011 when he received the Insignia of a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Peter Jackson was named Editorial Writer of the Year, beating off competition from the Dominion Post, The Herald on Sunday/Sunday Star-Times and Metro. He's humbled by the award which he says shows there's still a place for good old fashioned journalism.