My Paper

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My Paper 我报
Mypaper logo.png
Type Free daily newspaper
Format Compact / Tabloid
Owner(s) Singapore Press Holdings
Editor English: Yeow Kai Chai
Chinese: Goh Sin Teck
Founded 1 June 2006
Language Bilingual (English, Chinese)
Headquarters Singapore
Circulation 300,000
Website mypaper.sg

My Paper (Chinese: 我报; pinyin: Wǒ Bào) is a free, bilingual (English and Chinese) newspaper in Singapore published by the Singapore Press Holdings.

It is published from Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays; and an electronic copy of the print edition is published on the paper's website. The newspaper has a daily circulation of 300,000 copies, and is distributed in the morning at MRT stations, bus interchanges, office buildings and selected residential areas in Singapore.[1]

my Paper is a compact-sized, full-colour newspaper and features two "front" pages. It is divided equally into both English-language and Chinese-language sections with the pages of the English-language side of the paper reading from left to right (as would an English-language book); while the pages of the Chinese-language on the opposite side of the paper reads from right to left (as would a Chinese-language book). Instead of a mirror translation of articles, each piece of news or commentary in my Paper is presented in one language only.

History[edit]

my Paper was first published on 1 June 2006 and was the first free Chinese-language newspaper in Singapore.[2] It started with a daily circulation of 100,000 copies and was initially published from Tuesdays to Saturdays. On 8 January 2008, my Paper was relaunched as the first full-fledged bilingual newspaper in Singapore.[1]

On 17 October 2016, Singapore Press Holdings announced a cut 10% of staff,[3][4][5] that My Paper and The New Paper (TNP) will merge to form a revamped TNP that will be distributed free from December 2016.[6]

On 30 November 2016, it has been confirmed that TNP will officially merge with MyPaper to form a free newspaper from 1 December 2016.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "my paper, Singapore's first full-fledged bilingual newspaper, is out!". Press Releases. Singapore Press Holdings. 2008-01-07. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-01-10. Readers of Singapore's Chinese freesheet my paper can now enjoy the best of both worlds when it relaunches as a full-fledged bilingual newspaper on 8 January; The relaunch of the paper, which saw dramatic improvement in its design and layout, will be accompanied by an increase in daily circulation from 180,000 to 300,000 copies. It continues to be available from Monday to Friday at MRT stations, bus interchanges, office buildings and selected residential areas. 
  2. ^ "Singapore Press Holdings Launches First Free Chinese Newspaper". Press Releases. Singapore Press Holdings. 2006-05-09. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-01-10. The compact-sized publication is Singapore’s first Chinese newspaper to be offered free to the public and will debut on June 1, 2006; MY PAPER will be published every week from Tuesdays to Saturdays except public holidays. As a start, we will distribute between 100,000 to 120,000 copies each publishing day at the following locations... 
  3. ^ "SPH to cut 10% of staff; My Paper and The New Paper to merge". Channel NewsAsia. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Tan, Angela (17 October 2016). "SPH to merge My Paper and TNP, to cut up to 10% staff in right-sizing exercise". Business Times (Singapore). Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "SPH to cut staff by up to 10%; My Paper, TNP to be merged". Today (Singapore newspaper). 17 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Chew, Hui Min (17 October 2016). "My Paper and The New Paper to merge; SPH to cut staff by up to 10 per cent over 2 years through series of measures". The Straits Times. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "The New Paper's new phase". The New Paper. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 

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