The Star (Hong Kong)
The Star was Hong Kong's first tabloid newspaper, founded in 1965 and closed down in 1984. It was founded by Graham Jenkins, an Australian journalist, who was the newspaper's editor until 1979. After the 1967 riots, Graham decided to add a Chinese language edition. The newspaper was printed and published by Consolidated Newspapers Ltd. When the newspaper was closed, 120 employees lost their jobs virtually overnight. The news came as a shock because the newspaper had increased its readership in the years before the closing.
Reporters included Alfred Lee (Editor), San (Women's page), Kenneth Ko, Christine Chow, Christina Xu (who later worked for the South China Morning Post). Photographers included Norman Lam, Norman Lau, Thomas Chan.
- "120 laid off as Star newspaper folds," South China Morning Post, May 14, 1984.
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