OBITUARY: Vale Peter Lomas – a checkered journalism legacy
Tributes flowed for the death of New Zealand-born Fiji Sun publisher and chief executive Peter Lomas. He spent much of his life in Fiji and the Pacific and, according to his newspaper, 'He was an industry pioneer and one of the last surviving old school "newspaper men" of the Pacific, someone who lived and breathed the news business and practically lived his life in the newsroom'. He was a former editor of Islands Business, the Fiji Daily Post, and worked as a training consultant on the Samoa Observer, Solomon Star, and Elijah Communications in the Cook Islands. In 2001 became the fulltime media development training coordinator for the Suva-based Pacific Islands News Association (PINA). This obituary by a Fiji-born media consultant offers a more nuanced profile of his Fiji Sun tenure.
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