Today (Singapore newspaper)

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TODAY
Front page of TODAY.PNG
A Today front page from 16 October 2013
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) MediaCorp
Publisher MediaCorp Press Ltd
Editor Walter Fernandez
Language English
Headquarters Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Andrew Road, Annex Building Level 1
Singapore 299939
Circulation 300,000 (in 2013)
OCLC number 46474542
Official website www.todayonline.com

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. 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. [1] It is the second-most-read English-language newspaper in Singapore, after The Straits Times.[2]

Readership is 730,000 according to the Nielsen Media Index Report 2012.[3]

History[edit]

Year Date Event
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.[4]
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.[5]
2011 29 May A Sunday edition was launched, making TODAY a daily newspaper which provides news updates seven days a week.[6]
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[edit]

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.[7]

Editors[edit]

Name Appointment
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

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