Singapore, 29 July 2011 - Mr Goh Sin Teck will be appointed the Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of leading media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), from 1 August 2011.
Mr Goh, 47, started his journalism career as a crime reporter with Lianhe Zaobao in 1987, after graduating from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He worked his way up to become the Deputy Editor of Lianhe Zaobao and the Consulting Editor of My Paper, Singapore's first and only bilingual free-sheet.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Goh said: "Lianhe Zaobao is more than just a newspaper. It is a national institution. It is therefore a privilege and a heavy responsibility to be given the baton to lead the newsroom in running the next lap, and to build upon the strong foundation that my predecessor, Mr Lim Jim Koon, has laid."
He added: "There will also be some staff movements which will take effect from 1 August, with some younger section editors taking on new roles. This is to bring in fresh ideas, new perspectives and approaches into the newsroom to gear ourselves up for the new challenges and changing media consumption pattern brought about by the new media. But the core values of Zaobao will never change. Zaobao will continue to be credible, reliable, fair and accurate in our coverage."
In addition to his journalistic experiences, Mr Goh has also served in various committees including Housing Development Board, Public Transport Council and the Primary Education Review and Implementation Committee. He is also a member of the National Integration Council and The Charity Council.
Former Editor Lim Jim Koon, who turned 62, will relinquish his portfolio and take up his new role as Lianhe Zaobao's Editorial Advisor for a year. Under his leadership, Lianhe Zaobao became an established brand name in China. It is widely known as the foremost Southeast Asian Chinese daily with the widest reach and greatest influence among Chinese readers around the world. zaobao.com also became one of the top Chinese news websites in the world with 10 million unique visitors per month and a daily pageview of 4 million.
Mr Robin Hu, Senior Executive Vice President of Chinese Newspapers and Newspaper Services, said: "I would like to thank Jim Koon for his invaluable contributions to Lianhe Zaobao all these years. I'm also confident that Sin Teck will continue to make Zaobao the authoritative source and insightful voice of information and opinions to the Chinese communities in Singapore and beyond."
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About Lianhe Zaobao
Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, is the most comprehensive, contemporary Chinese daily that reflects current issues, commercial interests, lifestyles and trends of the local and global Chinese community. It is a trusted and respected source of news and opinion for both Singapore readers, as well as the region’s Chinese literate community. With an extensive correspondent network in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo, Lianhe Zaobao is able to give readers timely and in-depth coverage of significant events taking place in the region and beyond.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.