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The Straits Times – A Year In The News named Best Young Reader Program at PANPA Awards 2015

Singapore, 14 September 2015 – The Straits Times, English flagship newspaper of the Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), Asia’s leading media company, won the Best Young Reader Program award at this year’s Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA) Advertising and Marketing Awards 2015. 

The Straits Times Schools team, which produces weekly publications IN and Little Red Dot for secondary and primary schools respectively, launched a year-long service-learning campaign late 2014, to get young readers to document Singapore’s jubilee year and build up their understanding of civics using the news. Students picked up skills including doing research from newspaper articles and interviewing people to find out their needs – as journalists do – over a three-day event last year. These were reinforced through a special publication this year featuring inspiring young people and successful community projects.

Excellence in newspaper media’s creative, sales and marketing teams from across Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Southeast Asia has been recognised at the awards presentation held at Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia on Sep 10. Presented by The Newspaper Works annually, the PANPA Advertising and Marketing Awards attracted a record 450 entries this year.

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319 1553

E-mail:
 cvanni@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 


SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com andluxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.


SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.


Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 

Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.


For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.