Here’s some of the more interesting tweets about the announced departure of long-serving Head of News, Mark Jennings (@Dirnews) from TV3 today. Tweets are in reverse-chronological order – ie the most recent tweets are first.
Last few years must have been hell for Mark Jennings. Suprised he stayed so long. Had a lot of respect for him.
Sorry to hear Mark Jennings is leaving TV3 news... he's who tv3 journalists used to complain about me to!
I was one of the hundreds of NZ journalists mentored by Mark Jennings. I'm forever grateful.
I think it's fair to say Mark Jennings probably did more for Maori broadcasting and MTS than any other Pakeha tv exec. Ka nui te mihi e hoa!
Mark Jennings has not died. He's left a job. In an industry that never promises job security. Get a grip
So, um... Is there any more room over at RNZ for terrific news people? #MarkJennings
Mark Jennings was really nice when I met him. I was going through a crisis and he told me it would get worse - exactly what I needed to hear
Jennings Murphy; the best start up global new media consultancy of 2016
Really sad about the departure of Mark Jennings. A journo's journo, a gritty and hugely respected man and leader. The newsroom will miss you
Mark Jennings. I'm kind of lost for words. He is a great journo and a thoroughly excellent person. He'll leave a huge hole x
Ten years ago, Mark Jennings was the first boss I ever asked for a job. He said no. I forgive him. He's the best news boss I've ever had.
When I left tv3 mark Jennings called me a "genius" & "the most intelligent person who ever worked 4 the company." His commitment was 2 truth
Mark Jennings resigns from TV3...a brilliant news brain, the finest of managers and one of my all-time favourite people. Go well, Mark.
TV3's Mark Jennings opened the doors to Māori Television's News dept in 2004 when TVNZ's glass doors remained closed. Nei rā te mihi Mark.
When Mark Jennings was my competition always had deepest respect for his judgment and drive. Sad to see another real news guy leave
Tragic day for TV3. Mark Jennings was a fantastic boss and a great newsman.
Good luck Mark Jennings. An editor who stood his ground, quietly and sincerely, for good journalism.
Boss. Mentor. Friend. Tv3 was lucky to have Mark Jennings for nearly 27 years.
also in regards to mark jennings, i am SUPER HAPPY he can go and chill and put his feet up and watch some boxsets of dope tv shows
Mark Jennings ran a bloody good news operation for a long, long time. Big loss.
i am personally really sad to see mark jennings leave tv3. just wanted to publicly say over my 10 or so years at mediaworks he was the man.
Not a lot of dry eyes in this corner of TV3 today. Couldn't have been happier to work for Mark Jennings & the newsroom he built. True legend
An awful inevitability about mark Jennings departure from mediaworks.
Really sad to see Mark Jennings go. Truly a brilliant man, and a great inspiration to young journos.
I'm sure many people were briefly excited when they heard Mark Jennings was leaving, mistaking him for Mark Weldon
Mark Jennings - inspirational news boss. Taught so many how to make television news. Made 3news what it was. Tough & clear-sighted.
Mark Jennings, best and most influential news manager of his generation, has left MediaWorks. That feels like more than the end of an era.
Alas - @Dirnews Mark Jennings quits Newshub/ Mediaworks. A fine, funny gentleman with grit who outlasted so many rivals at TVNZ.
When I joined @TV3nz in 1989, Mark Jennings was already someone to aspire to. Feels like a punch in the guts. And I don’t even work for him.
Where is someone with the talent and reputation of Mark Jennings going to go now that RNZ has already hired nearly everyone good?
So, so sad about Mark Jennings. One of the best and a flipping lovely man too
Jennings has long clashed with Weldon. He was stuck between unhappy staff while acting with the anti news agenda at the company
Hard to imagine 3News (I mean Newshub) without Mark Jennings - my employers have been down the road with an Aussie news boss - it was bumpy.
Sounds like lots of love for Jennings from ex-news people at 3, not so much for Company and Bosses. #nzmedia
Sorry to hear Mark Jennings is leaving MediaWorks. To me he always stood as a beacon of competence and good judgement.
Even though he made me redundant (although we all know it wasn't actually him) I say hand on heart that Mark Jennings will be very missed.
So sad to hear about Mark Jennings resignation from TV3. A legend and a gentleman.
A great head of news, a leading editor since forever and a top bloke. Go well Mark.
Mark Jennings is leaving Tv3 he offered me a job 15 years ago and kindly agreed to be my mentor. He has been brilliant and will be missed.
Mark Jennings resigns from Head of news and current at Mediaworks. Intense meetings last week, I am told.
Mark Jennings leaving tv3 ;(
...and now Mark Jennings, TV3 News legend has resigned. We were wrong about Christie. But this is a much bigger deal.