News Media

Licensing rules for news websites angers Singapore bloggers

News media gather outside Singapore's Subordinate Courts. Photo: Xinhua

Singapore's online community has reacted angrily to an announcement that news websites - including one operated by Yahoo - will have to obtain licences subjecting them to rules for traditional media in the city state.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:44am

SCMP wins marketing prizes in Inma awards

Robin Hu, Chief Exective Officer of SCMP Group. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The South China Morning Post's marketing team won three top prizes and a second prize in this year's International News Media Association Awards.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

'News' on social media must be treated with caution

The false Twitter announcement from the hacked Associated Press account that caused US shares to tumble.

There is no denying the worth of social media in keeping us in touch and informed. In careless hands, though, it can cause panic, anguish, pain and suffering. The hacking of a news agency's Twitter account that led to a plunge in US stocks and the wrongful implication of a man in the Boston Marathon bombings put the problem sharply in focus. Users need to think twice about what they read, check where it comes from and be less compulsive about passing it on.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

CCTV election coverage opens new front in media war

The striking CCTV headquarters in Beijing, from where it has been branching out across the globe. Photo: SMP

The headquarters of CCTV America in Washington sits just 10 blocks from the White House. By the time the identity of the next resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is known later this week, China will have opened a new front in what it sees as a war to wrest control of the global news agenda from Western-dominated media giants such as CNN and the BBC.

4 Nov 2012 - 3:07pm 3 comments

Bale roughed up during activist visit

Hollywood actor and Batman star Christian Bale was roughed up by security guards in Shandong this week when he tried to visit detained legal activist Chen Guangcheng - a move that has cast fresh international attention on the blind campaigner.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Public loses confidence in press freedom: survey

Public confidence in press freedom has dropped significantly in the past five months, but the credibility of the news media has increased, a University of Hong Kong survey has found.

Only 38 per cent of 1,038 people asked said they were satisfied with the state of press freedom in Hong Kong, a drop from 55 per cent in April.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Free newspaper causes uproar over racy content

Educators called on residential estates and schools to ban distribution of the new free newspaper Sharp Daily, saying the first issue contained inappropriate content.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

54pc think news media self-censors as credibility rating falls, survey finds

More than half the respondents to a Hong Kong University poll - a record since the handover - believe that the city's news media practise selfcensorship.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Another Crime & Justice season comes to BBC Entertainment and to kick off the month of nail-biting detective dramas, Inspector George Gently (today, tomorrow and Tuesday, at 9pm) begins investigating his second series of cases in the English northeast of the 1960s.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Save the print media

When was the last time you bought a magazine or newspaper? The internet seems to be replacing the print media. The latest news from around the world is just a mouse click away.

As the bond between the print media and readers weakens, it is hard for reporters to be enthusiastic about creating high-quality news for the public.

8 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Long journey to edge of media's new frontier

Li Wu has spent the past decade as a journalist, covering everything from social news to business. But as he continues to work on his resume, the decline of traditional media and the rapid rise of new media has forced him to reassess his career options

How did you start your news career?

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

CNN, Beijing sour grapes sweeter with bureau chief to carry torch

The sour grapes between global TV news network CNN and the Chinese were sweetened somewhat yesterday when its Beijing bureau chief, Jaime FlorCruz, was invited to take part in the capital's Olympic torch relay.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Legal action against CNN dropped

A New York law firm hired by two Chinese to sue CNN for US$1.3 billion in compensation over controversial remarks made by its commentator Jack Cafferty has abruptly withdrawn the lawsuit.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Chinese-newspaper hawkers calling for HK$2 price rise

Newspaper hawkers want the price of Chinese-language newspapers to rise to HK$8, citing the rising costs faced by vendors and distributors, market sources said yesterday.

The Newspaper Hawker Association is planning to meet on Thursday to discuss whether to recommend newspaper owners raise their cover price 33 per cent, from HK$6.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing rejects apology from CNN as insincere

Central government calls on US network to officially retract pundit's 'insulting' remarks

The central government yesterday rejected an apology by CNN over remarks by one of its commentators, and demanded an official retraction of the 'insulting comments'.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am