Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is merging its editorial resources from its Chinese Media Group (CMG), which consists of Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and CMG Digital to form a new newsroom called NewsHub.
NewsHub will provide news coverage and latest news updates for CMG’s digital platforms, including zaobao.sg and zaobao.com, as well as SPH Radio’s new Chinese station 96.3 Hao FM, which will be launched in January 2018.
It will be headed by Han Yong May, who will take on the role of editor and was formerly CMG’s Digital Editor and Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor. Apart from the usual news sections, NewsHub will include a breaking news team, a special report team and photo team, in addition to its existing political news team.
Goh Sin Teck, will remain the editor of Lianhe Wanbao and will be responsible for the positioning of both newspapers, leading the sub-editors and design teams of both publications to package news for different target audiences. He will continue to lead the zaobao.com team to provide coverage of China’s news and focus on the website’s business operations in China.
Ang Yiting, the former deputy digital editor of CMG, will be promoted to digital editor and will work closely with NewsHub to develop CMG’s digital platforms. Loh Woon Yen, formerly vice president of culture, education and new growth of CMG, will take on the role of managing editor and take charge of CMG’s operations in the areas of culture, education, publishing, events and branding promotions.
SPH’s other Chinese newspaper, the Shin Min Daily News will not be affected by the restructuring exercise and its existing editorial team will continue to provide news coverage for the evening paper.
The restructure comes after the state-owned media conglomerate retrenched 230 staff in October as it struggles to cope with the lack of advertising revenue for its newspaper division.