New Zealand’s printed news media seems to be increasingly heading in the tabloid direction. But long before today’s front page spreads of car crashes, boogers in burgers and bi-sexual television presenters that the people so crave, there was the The Truth, a paper that was—and, under its current guise of the Truth Weekender, still is—something of a guilty pleasure in New Zealand. A new book by former staffer Redmer Yska called Truth: The Rise and Fall of the People’s Paper charts its rather intriguing course (check out an extract here) and we’ve got three copies of this gripping media yarn to give away. So come up with your best tabloid style headline about the upcoming royal wedding and you might just be able to fob the book off as a Christmas present once you’ve finished reading it.
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Both loved and loathed, the New Zealand Truth newspaper prospered throughout the twentieth century and wielded considerable influence at all levels of society. And its colourful warts and all story is now the subject of a book by author and former staffer Redmer Yska called Truth: The Rise and Fall of the People’s Paper.