NZ Truth to cease publishing after 125 years - reports

NZ Truth editor Cameron Slater says the 125-year-old newspaper was 'too far gone'. File photo / APN
NZ Truth editor Cameron Slater says the 125-year-old newspaper was 'too far gone'. File photo / APN

Tabloid newspaper NZ Truth will reportedly cease publishing after 125 years.

Staff at the newspaper, which was founded in 1905, were reportedly told today that it would not go to print on Thursday and there may not be another print edition.

The paper's closure comes after blogger Cameron Slater, who publishes the Whale Oil blog, took over as editor in October last year.

Its readership had been falling prior to Slater's appointment.

On his blog tonight, Slater said he had nothing further to add to media reports.

"Some time in the future I will tell my story of the wild ride the last 6 months have been ... in the meantime I want to thank the editorial and production staff I worked with, you were great."

He said the bottom line was that Truth was "too far gone".

The paper's website this evening made no mention of its print edition ceasing publishing.

- APNZ

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