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Digital media catches up with Les Nouvelles de Tahiti

Digital media catches up with Les Nouvelles de Tahiti

Updated 28 May 2014, 15:00 AEST

The tough economic times have caught up with one of French Polynesia's two daily newspapers, Les Nouvelles de Tahiti, which has gone to press for the last time.

The paper that began publishing in 1957 is said to have been losing more than 18 million French Pacific francs a month - that's around $200,000.

But the story may not be quite over yet; there is a possibility Les Nouvelles de Tahiti might be reborn as a weekly.

Journalist Alex du Prel began his career as a cadet with Les Nouvelles, and is now the editor of Tahiti Pacifique.

He says it's a sad time for everyone who's been involved with the publication.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Alex du Prel, the editor of Tahiti Pacifique

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