New York Times keeps loss-making Chinese website under review

It is in all countries’ interest to allow journalists to do their work freely, Mark Thompson said. Photo: Reuters

New York Times Co chief executive Mark Thompson said the publisher is going to keep all its money-losing operations under review – including those in China – as he seeks to negotiate the newspaper’s increasing shift towards a digital landscape.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 9:59am 1 comment

Japan's tabloid press stir fears over food imports from China

A production line of instant noodles in a Wuhan food factory. Photo: EPA

Japan's tabloid press has trained its sights on imports of Chinese food, raising questions about the safety of ingredients and production processes. But Japanese officials have denied there are major problems, and said those that do occur are not specific to Chinese food.

8 May 2015 - 9:44am

Huffington Post launches Japanese edition with Asahi

Founder Arianna Huffington, Shigeki Matsuura, the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post's Japanese edition, and Jimmy Maymann, CEO at The Huffington Post Media Group pose for photographs at a press conference in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

US news website and content aggregator The Huffington Post has launched a Japanese edition, hoping to shake up the media landscape and generate discussion with readers. Founder Arianna Huffington said the site would offer a forum for "civil" debate on social, political and economic issues at a time of societal change.

8 May 2013 - 2:16am

Myanmar sees return of privately owned daily newspapers

A man reads a newspaper on the roadside in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Myanmar's state monopoly on daily newspapers ended on Monday as four privately owned dailies launched for the first time in nearly five deacades. There have been no privately owned dailies in the country since it came under military rule in the 1960s.

2 Apr 2013 - 2:05am

Do media reports influence Hong Kong's suicide rate?

Ninety per cent of Hong Kong suicide articles carry graphic pictorial presentations. Photo: AFP

How suicides are reported in Hong Kong media could have a significant impact on the rate of the deaths, according to an expert at the University of Hong Kong.

31 Jan 2013 - 7:47am 1 comment

Briefs: US Election, November 8, 2012

A screen shows Barack Obama's post. It was re-tweeted 472,000 times in three hours. Photo: AFP

Twitter users get busy with 20 million posts

8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am

European newspaper publishers want a share of Google's revenue

European newspaper and magazine publishers say the internet search engine should be paying them for the links it makes a fortune from. Photo: AFP

Google got rich by selling a simple proposition - the links it provides to other websites are worth a lot of money, so much so that millions of advertisers are willing to pay the company billions of dollars for them.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

Newspapers split on best man for White House

Both presidential candidates have picked up key newspaper endorsements as they head into the final stretch in the race for the White House.

The New York Times endorsed Barack Obama on Saturday, while Mitt Romney earned the endorsement of battleground Iowa's biggest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, which cited the Republican's "fresh economic vision" for America.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Clark Kent to quit Daily Planet for the web, DC Comics says

Superman's alter ego Clark Kent will quit his job at the Daily Planet and take to the internet. Photo: AP

Journalism's future lies online - at least according to Superman's alter ego Clark Kent, who is about to quit his job at the Daily Planet and maybe create his own internet news site.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

British newspapers male-dominated, women's group finds

British newspapers male-dominated, women's group finds

Sexist stereotypes, humiliating photographs of women, and male bylines dominate the front pages of British newspapers, research reveals.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Poignant depiction of 9/11 anniversary wins award

A magazine's depiction of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks earned the South China Morning Post one of two gold awards at an Asian media awards event in Bali last night.

Post Magazine ran on its cover an illustration featuring the number '10', with the '0' formed by a plane window through which can be seen smoke billowing from the World Trade Centre.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Post picks up three design awards

The South China Morning Post scooped three prizes at the 10th annual Wan-Ifra Asia Media awards in Bangkok last night.

In a ceremony attended by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Post picked up a gold award for overall newspaper design, a silver for magazine cover design and a bronze for newspaper front page design.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Top award for Post photo

The South China Morning Post's coverage of last December's World Trade Organisation protests has been recognised with a top photography award from one of Asia's most influential media organisations.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Society for News Design

For the third year running, the Review has been officially recognised as one of the best-designed newspaper sections in the world.

The Society for News Design's annual Best of Newspaper Design competition is the toughest and most prestigious in the world. This year, the US-based competition attracted almost 15,000 entries from around the globe.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Post takes prizes at Asian newspaper awards

The South China Morning Post and Sunday Morning Post yesterday won two major newspaper awards to add to a series of other prizes in recent weeks.

31 Mar 1998 - 12:00am