House News

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House News
Headquarters
Hong Kong
Created byLeung Man-tao, Tony Tsoi, Simon Lau, Greg Sung
WebsiteTheHouseNews.com
LaunchedJuly 2012
Current statusClosed 26 July 2014

House News (Chinese: 主場新聞) was a Hong Kong news website, content aggregator, and blog founded by Simon Lau, Tony Tsoi, Leung Man-tao, Simon Lau and Greg Sung,[1][2] featuring columnists and various news sources. The site offers news, blogs, and original content, and covers politics, business, lifestyle, culture, nature, technology, media, and local news.The successor of House News is Stand News (立場新聞).

History[edit]

Launch[edit]

The site was launched on 6 July 2012, through Facebook, with the website going live on 28 July, in time for the successful protest against Hong Kong Moral and National Education the following day, which promoted Chinese political values and pro-Communist regime. On 28 August, the site launched an 'Election Dashboard' for the 2012 legislative elections.

Closure[edit]

On 26 July 2014, 17:06 (GMT +8), an announcement written by the founder Tony Tsoi was posted on Facebook, indicating an instant cessation of services of the website[3] and the site now simply displays a closure announcement.[4] The reasons given for closure were:

  • Hong Kong has changed in such a way that being a normal citizen or a normal news medium or doing good for society is very scary and difficult to sustain.
  • Tony Tsoi and his family is under political pressure and he is particularly fearful whenever crossing the border into China which is necessary in looking after his business interests on the mainland.
  • Despite unique visitors to House News in June 2014 topping 300 thousand, advertising revenues have been weak as the site has been shunned by many potential advertisers for political reasons. Consequently, there was little hope of it achieving break-even.
  • The successor of House News is Stand News (立場新聞).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "關於我們". The House News. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ "劉細良梁文道有新搞作". 明報. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 7 January 2013.
  3. ^ Tsoi, T. (26 July 2014) 給關心主場新聞的人. Facebook. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/thehousenews/posts/551166598320991
  4. ^ 蔡東豪 (26 July 2014). "House News 主場新聞" (in Chinese). House News 主場新聞. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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