The New Paper
Front page cover, March 31, 2011
|Owner(s)||Singapore Press Holdings|
|Founded||July 26, 1988|
|Circulation||Estimated 100,000 daily|
The New Paper is Singapore's second-highest circulating paid English-language newspaper, first launched on July 26, 1988, by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). According to SPH, its average daily circulation for August 2010 was 101,600.
The New Paper is a newspaper in tabloid form. It was originally published as a "noon paper", but since 2006 is published daily in the morning from 7 a.m. onwards. There is also a noon edition that hits the newsstands on Mondays and Thursdays that give more special coverage of late-night association football matches that occur after the morning edition goes to press.
It is the second most-read paid English daily in Singapore. It is often compared to the freesheet tabloid Today, although the latter positions itself against The Straits Times. It targets readers with more eye-catching tabloid journalism featuring sensationalist headlines. It tends to focus on local human-interest stories, with extensive sections on entertainment, fashion and sports. There is, in comparison with The Straits Times, very little coverage of international news. However, according to SPH, The New Paper presents "news with sharp angles not seen elsewhere", and perceives its paper to be "stylish", "arresting" and "easy to read" while tackling "complex issues".
The New Paper is noted for its coverage of sports news, particularly of association football (e.g. the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League). Amongst its sports journalists, Iain Macintosh was voted second runner-up for Best Football Journalist held by Soccerlens.com website in 2010.
FiRST which was originally published as a monthly, merged with The New Paper since May 2009, and was published as a weekly pull-out rather than monthly.
On 17 October 2016, Singapore Press Holdings announced a cut 10% of staff, that My Paper and The New Paper (TNP) will merge to form a revamped TNP that will be distributed free from December 2016.
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- 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.