Mediacorp TODAY celebrates 6th birthday, but still behaves like a 2-year-old

Mediacorp TODAY newspaper has just celebrated its sixth birthday, but most Singaporeans think that the daily has only been around for two years. It is this image of a young, vibrant, open newspaper that TODAY is trying hard to shed. “Our new strategy in establishing ourselves as a premier Singapore newspaper is to focus more on grammar and nice photographs,” a TODAY reporter revealed. “The toughest part is rewording government press releases to make it look like we uncovered the news on our own.” TODAY could learn a lot from the Straits Times, Singapore’s Pulitzer-quality paper. “They are better at it than us,” she added. Another problem is getting Singaporeans to read newspapers, as many prefer getting their news directly from the speeches of MM Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore’s oldest citizen. When asked if he was becoming too old to create the news in Singapore and if PM Lee, his son, might replace him some day, he remarked that “It is better that some type of newspaper like TODAY succeed me first. Then were Loong to make the grade later, it would be clear that he made it on his own merit.”

One Response to Mediacorp TODAY celebrates 6th birthday, but still behaves like a 2-year-old

  1. Har har! You said “Singapore’s oldest citizen.”

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