Singapore, 30 July 2014 – MediaCorp News Awards 2014 this evening celebrated its eighth year of winning journalistic works across its multiple news platforms on television, radio, print and online.
This year’s theme, Tweet, Post, Share, reflects the digital age where citizen journalism abounds and news first broke on the social network. Nominees and guests were encouraged to tweet and send instagrams to #mna2014sg even before the celebratory night.
The awards night held at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, recognised winners in six categories:
- News Story of the Year
Winner: Get Rea! – Point Blank - TV
- Feature Story of the Year
Winner: The Haze Situation in Indonesia - Press
- Entertainment Story of the Year
Winner: Frontline – Remembering Huang Wenyong - TV
- Digital Initiative of the Year
Winner: Budget 2014: The Breakdown - Press
- Young Journalist of the Year
Winner: Lin Hui - Radio
- Journalist of the Year
Winner: Derek Goh Loh Junk - TV
Walter Fernandez, MediaCorp Editor-in-Chief said: “I would like to congratulate our winners. In a year of huge news stories, MediaCorp news teams consistently demonstrated their commitment to reporting events as they unfolded and providing perspectives that gave our viewers, listeners and readers a fuller appreciation of events. The teams produced excellent work across our TV, radio, print and online platforms, of which the best are being recognised tonight.”
A distinguished panel of local judges selected the winning entries from various news platforms – radio and press with nominations from television culled from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
Judge President Pericles Lewis, Founding President and Professor of Humanities of Yale-NUS College shared on what made good news and his thoughts of the submissions this year, says, “The submissions had a great range from local stories to international stories with in-depth reporting. I thought that was very impressive. On a good news story, I think timeliness is important, and that it has to contribute something to the current conversation and discourse. And then, I think thorough research is extremely important followed by good story-telling.”
Please see Annex 1 for the panel of judges. The full winners’ credit list can be found in Annex 2.
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It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.
Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.
Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.
Our financial and strategic relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore-based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.
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Panel of judges
Chong Siak Ching
National Art Gallery
Chairman and CEO
Sakae Holdings Ltd
Founding President & Professor of Humanities
Yam Ah Mee
Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte Ltd
Winners’ Credit List
News Story of the Year
Get Rea! – Point Blank - TV
Narrator: David Gavin Artlett
Opening Titles: Timothy De Souza, Anna Tolentino, Lenny Matnor
Writer: Maria Ronald
Graphics: Soong Ching Yee, Joanne Dreaver
Producer: Anna Tolentino
Associate Producer: Rosmah Samin
Editor: Sharon Hun
Video Editor: Suraya Latip, Rizal Raquiza Felix, Md Mawar Hashim, Kelvin Lee
Post Production: Wang Yan
Camera & Sound: Jerry Rosales
Online Producers & Social Media Managers: Say Xiangyu, Timothy Martin De Souza, Pravitha Gopikannan
Feature Story of the Year
The Haze Situation in Indonesia - Press
Journalists: Neo Chai Chin, Ooi Boon Keong
Entertainment Story of the Year
Frontline – Remembering Huang Wenyong - TV
Deputy Editor: Ang Ka Swan
Producers: Soh Bee Lan, John Woo Wee Kuan
Executive Producer: Wee Wai Lin
Post Production: Teng Sing Boon
Video Editors: Ang Siew Wuan, Teng Sing Boon, Rudi Osman
Cameracrew: Goh Khay Pheng, Raymond Wong, Rosli Semedri, Azman Marashah, Khaironi Salleh, Ong Joo Chei, Lim Ju Lian, Png Choo Pee, Mohammad Azhar Bin Masdar
Digital Initiative of the Year
Budget 2014: The Breakdown - Press
Rodolfo Pazos, Yime Benites
Young Journalist of the Year
Journalist of the Year
Derek Goh Loh Junk