This screenshot taken on Sept 20, 2021 shows the home page of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong's website.
The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, the largest newspaper industry organization in the city, called on media outlets to maintain social responsibility amid the changing media environment, as it elected a new executive committee and council on Monday.
The organization elected Lee Cho-jat as president, Alice Kwok as chairperson, and Tammy Tam and Betty Kwok as vice-chairpersons. Sixteen council members were also elected, including George Ng, director of the op-ed department of China Daily’s Hong Kong edition.
Set up in 1954 by four major local newspapers, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong aims to foster cooperation within the newspaper industry and promote the progress and welfare of its members
Set up in 1954 by four major local newspapers, the society aims to foster cooperation within the newspaper industry and promote the progress and welfare of its members.
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It is also the host of the annual Hong Kong News Awards, which were set up in 2004 to recognize the outstanding works of reporters, photographers, and designers.
In Monday’s statement announcing the election result, the organization said the newspaper industry has broken new ground in recent years, in responding to technological developments and readers’ growing use of electronic platforms.
In line with the trend, the organization launched “NewsocHub”, a one-stop online advertising platform last year, to help newspapers improve profitability and sustainability. This has boosted the revenue of participating newspapers and achieved satisfactory promotions for advertisers, said the society.
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Regardless of the changing media, newspapers as major news providers must abide by the principle of seeking the truth, and being socially responsible in fostering social progress, according to the statement.