NZ Blogger To Edit Print Paper

A New Zealand blogger has landed a mainstream print media editorship. Cameron Slater, who writes a blog called Whale Oil Beef Hooked, has become the editor of Truth, a weekly tabloid newspaper. Regarded as "scandal mongering" and "scurrilious", the paper carries Page 3 girl pictures and salacious stories. Slater, who is no stranger to controversy himself, says he plans to shift the emphasis to more hard news and opinion pitched at the "working bloke" and written in a "blunt and forthright manner".

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