Today (Singapore newspaper)
A Today front page from 16 October 2013
|Publisher||MediaCorp Press Ltd|
|Headquarters||Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Andrew Road, Annex Building Level 1
|Circulation||300,000 (in 2013)|
TODAY is a free English-language newspaper published by MediaCorp Press. MediaCorp, the newspaper's parent company is Singapore's largest media broadcaster and provider in Singapore and the only terrestrial TV broadcaster in the country. MediaCorp have a 60% stake in TODAY while, Singapore Press Holdings owns 40% of TODAY. The newspaper is currently published and distributed from Monday to Saturday.
TODAY is distributed to selected homes and at MRT stations, bus interchanges, selected food and beverage outlets, shopping malls among other public areas.
Circulation currently stands at 300,000, with more than half of its readers being professionals, managers, executives and business people. It is the second-most-read English-language newspaper in Singapore, after The Straits Times.
Readership is 730,000 according to the Nielsen Media Index Report 2012.
|2000||10 November||TODAY was launched as a rival to Streats, another English-language freesheet published by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). Initially, the newspaper was available only on weekdays.|
|2002||27 April||Intended as a longer, more leisurely read as compared to the weekday version, WeekendTODAY was launched at newsstands for 50 cents a copy, and was distributed to more than 100,000 homes free of charge.|
|2004||17 September||In a major, historic move that would enhance shareholder value and stem losses, MediaCorp and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) reached a commercial deal to merge their mass-market television and free newspaper operations. MediaCorp Press, managed by MediaCorp, is co-owned by MediaCorp and SPH.|
|2010||August||With the launch of TODAY-New York Times International Weekly, TODAY joined an elite group of 30 newspapers worldwide that publish the international weekly. The newspaper covers international affairs, social trends, arts and culture as well as business and finance.|
|2011||29 May||A Sunday edition was launched, making TODAY a daily newspaper which provides news updates seven days a week.|
|2012||28 May||TODAY Redesign|
|2012||June||The Sunday edition ceased publication.|
|2013||19 January||Digital revamp of its website and mobile and tablet applications|
|2013||September||Afternoon edition ceased publication.|
Suspension of mrbrown column
On 6 July 2006, the newspaper suspended a weekly opinion column by Lee Kin Mun (alias: mr brown) after the government criticised an article he wrote in his column discussing the rising cost of living in Singapore.
|Walter Fernandez||Managing Director & Editor|
|Carl Skadian||Deputy Editor|
|Loh Chee Kong||Associate Editor|
|Yvonne Lim||Associate Editor|
|Razali Abdullah||Executive Editor|
|Phin Wong||Executive Editor|
|Edric Sng||Executive Editor|
|Leong Wee Keat||Deputy News Editor|
|Derrick A Paulo||Voices Editor|
|David Bottomley||Business Editor|
|Gerard Wong||Sports Editor|
|Christopher Toh||Features Editor|
|Ariel Tam||Special Projects Editor|
|Hedirman Supian||Deputy Digital Media Editor|
- "TODAY Circulation & Distribution" (PDF).
- "TODAY is Singapore's Second Most Read Daily". Retrieved 6 November 2011.
- "TODAY readership jumps 14% to 730,000" (PDF). Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- "MEDIACORP AND SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS MERGE THEIR TV AND FREE NEWSPAPER OPERATIONS" (PDF). Retrieved 17 September 2004.
- "TODAY launches weekly newspaper with The New York Times". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
- "TODAY launches new Sunday edition - TODAY on Sunday". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
- "Daily Newspaper TODAY Sacks Blogger 'mr brown' after Government Criticism". Reporters Without Borders. 6 July 2006.
- TODAY | For Media - Media contacts of all
- todayonline.com, Official Website
- mediacorp.sg/en/corporate/print, MediaCorp Print Overview
- SPH press release: "MediaCorp And Singapore Press Holdings Merge Their TV And Free Newspaper Operations"
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