May 12, 2021
- SPH’s media publications will maintain its paid-subscription business model
- This is to keep it competitive and keep up the quality of their content, Mr Khaw Boon Wan said
- The incoming chairman of SPH Media Trust added that it is important for newsrooms to have editorial independence
- He said he will try to make a difference in helping newsrooms realise a bigger potential
SINGAPORE — News publications under Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will continue with their subscription-based business model even when they get substantial government funding.
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, 68, the incoming chairman of SPH Media Trust, its new non-profit media entity, said that this would press the newsrooms to answer a “higher call” to quality journalism and keep them on their toes to produce quality content.