Winners of the MediaCorp News Awards 2013

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Winners of the MediaCorp News Awards 2013

Singapore, 19 July 2013 – MediaCorp held its eighth annual MediaCorp News Awards ceremony yesterday evening at St Regis Singapore to honour its best journalistic talents across its television, radio, print and online platforms. The winners are: 

News Story of the Year
Bangladesh Brothel Secrets
Channel NewsAsia
 
Feature Story of the Year
Remembering Lei Dai Sor's Legacy
Chinese News Radio
 
Entertainment Story of the Year
An Issue of Censorship
TODAY
 
Digital Initiative of the Year
10 Days in Pyongyang: Second Screen Initiative
Channel NewsAsia
 
Young Journalist of the Year
Ng Jing Yng
TODAY
 
Journalist of the Year
Mayo Martin
TODAY
 
Mr Shaun Seow, MediaCorp CEO says, “Living In a digital age inundated with information coming from all corners 24/7, the discerning audience will appreciate good journalism which empowers people to sieve the gems from the sand. Mainstream media will continue to play a key role in the news ecosystem as long as we keep up with the latest technology and adapt to how people access their news. I am confident that my editorial colleagues will rise to the occasion and provide relevant and timely news across all our platforms so that news from MediaCorp continues to be read, watched and listened to, faithfully.

And to further raise editorial standards and refresh talent in the newsrooms, Walter Fernandez, currently Editor of TODAY, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the MediaCorp group of companies overseeing all of MediaCorp’s news and current affairs production across television, newspaper, radio and digital, with an immediate focus on local editorial coverage.

The annual News Awards provides the platform to celebrate the best in journalism and I am delighted that the awards have continued to spur our journalists to excel. Congratulations to all the winners.”

A panel of local judges selected the winning entries from various news platforms – radio, press and publishing which were broadcast or published from January 2012 to March 2013, with nominations from television culled from up to December 2012. Please see Annex 1 for the panel of judges. The full winners’ credit list can be found in Annex 2.


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp 
 
For more information, please contact:
Winston Chong
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
Tel:       (65) 6350 3351
Fax:      (65) 6251 5628
E-mail: winstonchong@mediacorp.com.sg



About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
 
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.
 
Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world. 

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.



Annex 1 

Panel of judges:


Donald Low
Senior Fellow and Assistant Dean (Research Centres)
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


Douglas Foo
Chairman, CEO and founder
Apex-Pal International Ltd


Janice Koh
Nominated Member of Parliament


Lee Chor Lin
Chief Executive Director
Arts Festival Limited


Pat Law
Integrated digital strategist and founder
GOODSTUPH


Professor Ranga Krishnan
Dean
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School


Annex 2

Winners’ Credit List: 

News Story of the Year

Bangladesh Brothel Secrets

Channel NewsAsia

Editor: Sharon Hun

Producer: Geraldine Soh

Associate Producer: Rosmah Samin

Narrator: David Gavin Artlett

Location Manager: Noor Islam

Translators: Tonmoy Chakraborty,

Mohammad Hasan, Siddartho Zeet Sarker

Video Editor: Nazlie Johari, Kelvin Lee

Cameraman: Mohamad Radzi Basyunan

Camera Assistant: Mohamed Zaharul Islam

Soundman: Mohamed Yassin Hussein

Feature Story of the Year

Remembering Lei Dai Sor's Legacy

Chinese News Radio

Producer & Reporter: Lin Hui

Entertainment Story of the Year

An Issue of Censorship

TODAY

Journalists: Christopher Toh, Genevieve Loh, May Seah, Mayo Martin, Serene Lim

Digital Initiative of the Year

10 Days in Pyongyang: Second Screen Initiative

Channel NewsAsia

Executive Producer: Ken Teh

Producers: Maria Siow, Zhang Lei, Hon Jing Yi, Chung Lyn-Yi

Presenter: Ken Teh

Video Editor: Christopher Yeong

Young Journalist of the Year

Ng Jing Yng

TODAY

Journalist of the Year

Mayo Martin

TODAY