In 2021 the Kiwi young writers who have been standing alone in operations for the past three years finally become independent from Press Service International.
What does this mean
Nothing changes in the operations program. The coodinators and editor and photo selectors, the facebook remain the same. None of that changes.
The 2021 Internationals Young Writer leadership team
The NZ senior writers are in a different category and are part of the broader senior writer group that includes Australia, New Zealand and Internationals.
New Kiwi young writers
New Kiwi young writers are directed to Esther Koh – this is the entry point. The current young writers are placed in Weeks 1-3
Two ‘other’ areas
There are two separate areas that the Kiwi young writers retain a working relationship with Press Service International.
First – Christian Today -
Christian Today is a separate entity, the publisher. The Kiwi young writers are currently published in Weeks 1, 2 and 3 of the 5 Week Cycle that Christian Today functions. The internal New Zealand Stand Alone operations have no connection with these ongoing Christian Today publishing scenarios. The PSI daily publishing document is retained so all the young writers get their publishing day.
Second - Annual Awards
The current program of annual awards are being retained by the 2021 three separate young writer groups – Australia, New Zealand and the Internationals. There are ongoing procedures in place along with panellists, statisticians and awards.
Kiwi young people are welcome to connect with Esther Koh
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html