Posts Tagged ‘singapore’

Singapore paper gets Strait onto Nokia’s new toy

June 16, 2009

SINGAPOREANS buying Nokia’s new N97 smart phone will be able to read the Straits Times on the go, Singapore Press Holdings announced.

The N97 comes with a news widget pre-loaded, meaning will be the automatic source of choice for users of the new touchscreen Nokia.

“Building a vibrant ecosystem with content providers and third-party developers is a key focus area for Nokia to bring exciting applications and content to consumers,” said Nokia’s Head of APAC Developer Relations and Marketing, Kenny Mathers.

“Nokia is excited to partner with The Straits Times, Singapore’s most widely-read English daily, to deliver the latest news content into the hands of Nokia users.”

The Straits Times website has been available for free on Apple’s iPhone since January 2009, helping it attract than 23 million page views every month.


SPH pushes marketing-editorial co-operation

April 30, 2009

SINGAPORE Press Holdings has appointed a new customer services manager, Geoff Tan. He will be assisted by one of the company’s editors, Tan Ooi Boon, who has left is role as weekend editor of the New Paper.

The focus of Mr Tan’s the role appears to focus more on the advertisers than the readers.

Mr Tan said: “Now, more and more  advertisers are asking for an all-in-one media solution that delivers  multiple touch-points aimed at their target market.”

Mr Boon, who has 17 experience in journalism, will take care of the day-to-day operations of the department and contribute to SPH’s strategic marketing effort.

He will leverage his journalistic knowledge and experience to improve cooperation between the marketing and editorial divisions, SPH said in a statrment.

TODAY appoints young editor lured from TV

November 2, 2008

SINGAPORE’S second newspaper, TODAY, has appointed Walter Fernandez as editor.

Aged 37, Mr Fernandez joined TODAY as managing editor in late 2006 after quitting Channel NewsAsia as a senior executive. TODAY is part of the MediaCorp.

“A newspaper editor, whom I respect tremendously, once said that readers must pay for quality journalism. I believe passionately in quality journalism — accurate and analytical, but in this day and age, I don’t believe readers ought to be forced to pay for it,” he told the TODAY website.

He began his career in journalism at Singapore’s leading newspaper, the Straits Times, rising to be senior political correspondent. He also worked as part of a team compiling the memories of the legendary Singaporean leader, Lee Kuan Yew, according to media reports.