Singapore Press Club celebrates 50th Anniversary at Press Ball on 10 June 2022 and announced inaugural Journalism Award Winners and 50 inductees to the Singapore Media Industry Hall of Fame.

Singapore, 10 June 2022 – Five winners of the inaugural Singapore Press Club Awards 2022 were announced at the Club’s 50th Anniversary Press Ball. They received their awards from Guest of Honour Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information.

Launched in commemoration of the Club’s 50th anniversary, the inaugural awards aim to recognise journalists and other media-related professionals who have excelled in their craft and made impact in their work.

Supported by presenting sponsor Citibank, the first set of awards – the Rising Stars Awards – aim to recognise outstanding young journalists below the age of 35. The Club also presented the inaugural Sustainability Journalism Award, supported by title sponsor City Developments Limited.

Each winner received a customised crystal trophy, certifcate and staycation voucher sponsored by Millennium Hotels & Resorts. 

In addition, to mark its 50th year, the Club unveiled a Singapore Media Industry Hall of Fame honouring 50 individuals from the media and media-related professions for their lasting and valuable contributions over long careers in the industry. They include 14 pioneers who were inducted posthumously.  The list of Hall of Fame inductees is also listed below. Going forward, the Club will induct more deserving veterans every year.

Click here to download a PDF of the Awards brochure of the winners 

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RISING STARS - YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD 2022 

The Young Journalist Award recognises journalists for their excellent storytelling and impactful journalism which has resulted in promoting profound change.

Two winners were presented the 2022 Awards. 

GOH Presenting Young Journalism Award to Nabilah Awang

Nabilah Awang, Journalist, TODAY

Passionate about social causes, TODAY journalist Nabilah Awang strives to give voice to underrepresented and unseen minority communities in Singapore. A tenacious journalist who goes the extra mile to connect with her sources, Nabilah has shed light on complex topics such as child abuse, gender equality, as well as race and religion. As a health and community reporter, she has written extensively about the plight of healthcare workers, caregivers and migrant workers.

Recent works of Nabilah include: The Big Read: As S’pore society ages, who will care for the caregivers?, The Big Read: Amid rising child abuse cases, the community needs to step up and be ‘busybodies’, With no place to stay, some Malaysian workers sleeping rough near Kranji MRT Station

GOH Presenting Young Jounralism Award to Kelly Ng

Kelly Ng, Correspondent, The Business Times

Kelly Ng covers banking, finance, fintech and sustainability for The Business Times. Ever the versatile correspondent, her stories often confront hard-hitting issues, from the risks and ethics surrounding non-fungible tokens to how the pandemic has widened Singapore’s income chasm.  She has embraced new storytelling methods and has a slew of videos and infographics under her belt. Kelly also co-produced two documentaries, one of which, Curtain Up! premiered at various festivals across North America.

Recent works of Kelly include: Behind the exodus of junior lawyers, Gaming for a living: Are NFT games a fair gig or low-wage exploitation?, ‘Satellite babies’ are raised abroad, then return to the US – and their parent

RISING STARS - YOUNG DIGITAL JOURNALIST AWARD

Winners of the Young Digital Journalist Awards are recognised for their excellence in storytelling on digital platforms that created exemplary user experience.

Two winners were presented the 2022 Awards. 

GOH Presenting Young Digital Journalism Award to Rebecca Pazos

Rebecca Pazos, Data Visualisation Editor, The Straits Times

Rebecca Pazos, Data Visualisation Editor at The Straits Times, has received multiple awards for her excellent digital work, including a Silver medal at the Society of News Design's Best of Digital Design for her outstanding portfolio of work. Rebecca is dedicated to telling compassionate, human-centred data stories.

Recent works of Rebecca include: GE 2020 Constituency ChangesCoronavirus One Year OnTracking Covid-19 cases in Singapore

GOH Presenting Young Digital Journalism Award to winner Chai You Xia

Chai You Xia, Senior Journalist, 8World News, Mediacorp

As a digital journalist, Chai You Xia challenges herself with new ways of presenting and producing compelling stories on digital platforms.  Her videos have made a strong impact as her story-telling is both heart-warming and thought-provoking. What's more, with her bilingual reporting skills, You Xia is a role model for new journalists. She is also passionate about women’s issues and mental health.

Recent works of You Xia include: Covid-19: First day of Singapore-Malaysia VTL, Jalan Bukit Merah Knife Attack, Mental Health series Hear Me Out

CDL-SINGAPORE PRESS CLUB SUSTAINABILITY JOURNALISM AWARD 

This award recognises excellent sustainability journalism that has had a positive impact on public attitudes, behaviours and policies, that further the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The 2022 Award is kindly supported by Title Sponsor City Development Limited (CDL). 

GOH and CDL Title Sponsor presenting the Singapore Press Club Sustainability Journalism Award trophy and certificate to Zakir receiving on behalf of Audrey Tan, ST

Audrey Tan, Assistant News Editor and Science and Environment Correspondent, The Straits Times

Audrey Tan’s tireless coverage of sustainability at The Straits Times over a nine-year career has led to reforms in the environmental impact assessment frameworks in Singapore. Her pieces on climate change, biodiversity conservation and carbon markets have been consistently tenacious. She has also embraced new channels, specifically her environmental podcast “Green Pulse”, and a series of climate change cartoons in the lead up to COP26.

Recent works of Audrey include: Green Pulse Podcast: How safe and green is nuclear energy now that it's an option for S’poreDrones, CCTV footage could be used in Singapore's fight against sea-level riseNewbrew, a beer made using Newater, to go on sale in Singapore

Singapore Media Industry Hall Of Fame

(Posthumous Inductees)

Below are the names and roles that inductees made his/her mark in the Singapore media industry. 

Ananda Perera 

Director of News, SBC

Ee Boon Lee 

Senior Controller of News, RTS/SBC; and Senior Editor, NTUC News

G Sarangapany 

Founding Publisher/Editor, Tamil Murasu

Loy Teck Juan

Chief Editor, Lianhe Zaobao

Lindley John Holloway

CEO Straits Times Press and CEO, SPH 

Othman Wok

Deputy Editor, Utusan Melayu Press 

Remesh Kumar 

Senior Managing Executive Producer, SBC/Mediacorp

S Chandra Mohan 

Senior Vice President and Director, Current Affairs, SBC

Steven Lee 

Senior Controller of Radio, SBC

T S Khoo 

Editor in Chief, The Straits Times

(First President of Singapore Press Club)

V T Arasu  

Chief Editor, Tamil Murasu

Wee Kim Wee

Editorial Manager, The Straits Times

(Founding Pioneer, Singapore Press Club)

Wong-Lee Siok Tin

General Manager, SBC 

Yusof Ishak 

Founder & Mnaagong Director, Utusan Melayu Press

Singapore Media Industry Hall Of Fame

(The Living Pioneers)

Below are the names and roles that inductees made his/her mark in the Singapore media industry. 

Ahmad Thani 

Executive Editor, Malay News and Current Affairs, SBC

Basskaran Nair

Senior Vice President, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, Capitaland

Brian Richmond 

Radio Presenter, SBC/Mediacorp

Chew Keng Juea

Senior Executive VIce President and Head of Chinese Media, SPH

Cheong Yip Seng

Editor in Chief, The Straits Times and Head of SPH English, Malay and Tamil Media

Christina Cheang

Chairman, Weber Shandwick Singapore;

Regional Managing Director, GolinHarris 

Choo Lian Liang

Senior Controller, Chinese Current Affairs, SBC

Conrad Raj 

Business Journalist, The Business Times, SPH;

Editor-at-Large, Today, Mediacorp Press

Denis Tay 

Chief Operating Officer, SPH

Elaine Lim

Chairman/Managing Director, Citigate Dewe Rogerson i.MAGE 

Francis Chowdhurie

Head of Video Editing, SBC

Frank Wong Yut-Wah

Editor & Managing Director, Sin Chew Jit Poh

Gerry De Silva

Head, Group Corporate Affairs, Hong Leong Group

Godfrey Robert 

Sports Editor, The Straits Times 

Guntor Sadali

Editor, Berita Harian

Han Fook Kwang 

Editor, The Straits Times 

James Fu

Press Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew 

Joan Chee

Senior Executive Producer, Current Affairs, SBC

Leslie Fong

Editor, The Straits Times; Editor Shin Min Daily News; and Head of Marketing, SPH 

(Second President, Singapore Press Club)

Lim Jim Koon

Chief Editor, Lianhe Zaobao

Lucy Leong

Senior Controller of Radio, SBC

Margaret Thomas 

Deputy Editor, The Business Times 

Mano Sabnani

Editor-in-Chief, Today and CEO, Mediacorp Press;

Editor, The Business Times, SPH

Mun Chor Seng 

Head of Location Operations, SBC

Peter Lim 

Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times and SPH English, Malay and Tamil Media

P N Balji

Editor-in-Chief, Today; and CEO, Mediacorp Press;

 Editor, The New Paper, SPH

Seow Choke Meng 

Executive Vice President, Chinese Newspapers Cultural industry Promotion and Times Properties, SPH

Tham Kai Wor

Executive Vice President and Head of Marketing, SPH

Tan Wang Joo

Editor, Her World and Head, SPH Magazines

Tay Joo Thong

Head of Engineering, SBC/Mediacorp

Ung Gim Sei

Managing Director, Nanyang Siang Pau;

Group GM, Chinese Newspapers Division, SPH

V Kalaiselvan

Executive Producer and Head, Tamil TV Unit, SBC 

Yap Boh Tiong

Group Chairman, Mileage Communications

Y Y Yeong

Press Secretary to Mr Lee Kuan Yew;

Director, Media Relations, Ministry of Information and the Arts

Zainab Rahim

Executive Editor, Malay Current Affairs, SBC

Zainul Abidin Rasheed

Editor, Berita Harian 

If you are interested to submit nominations for next year's journalism awards, to contact us about this year's winners and inductees for the Singapore Media Industry Hall of Fame and sponsorship opportunities, please email secretariat@pressclub.org.sg. More details of next year's Awards will be announced in first quarter of 2023.  

IN THE NEWS 

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    The Business Times, 10 June 2022: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/bt-correspondent-kelly-ng-wins-prize-at-inaugural-singapore-press-club-awards
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    The Business Times Twitter, 10 June 2022: BT correspondent Kelly Ng wins prize at inaugural Singapore Press Club Awards 
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    The Straits Times, 10 June 2022 : Mutual trust and respect between Govt and media key for Singapore: Josephine Teo
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    The Straits Times, 10  June 2022: Two Straits Times journalists honoured at inaugural Singapore Press Club awards
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    The Straits Times FB, 10 June 2022: Ms Audrey Tan received the City Developments Limited-Singapore Press Club Sustainability Journalism Award while Mrs Rebecca Pazos won the Young Digital Journalist Award.   
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    The Straits Times FB, 10 June 2022: "Like all relationships, it is not without tension," said Mrs Teo.   
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    The Straits Times Twitter, 10 June 2022: Mutual trust and respect between Govt and media key for Singapore: Josephine Teo   
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    The Straits Times Twitter, 10 June 2022: Two Straits Times journalists honoured at inaugural Singapore Press Club awards   
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    The New Paper online, 10 June 2022: Mutual trust and respect between Govt and media key for Singapore: Josephine Teo   
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    The New Paper online, 10 June 2022: Two Straits Times journalists honoured at inaugural Singapore Press Club awards   
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    The New Paper Twitter, 10 June 2022:  Mutual trust and respect between Govt and media key for Singapore: Josephine Teo 
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    The New Paper Twitter, 10 June 2022: Two Straits Times journalists honoured at inaugural Singapore Press Club awards   
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    TODAY, 10 June 2022: TODAY's Nabilah Awang bags 'rising star' prize at inaugural Singapore Press Club Awards   
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    TODAY Facebook, 10 June 2022:  Ms Nabilah was lauded by the club for writing extensively about the plight of healthcare workers, caregivers and migrant workers.  
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    TODAY Twitter, 10 June 2022: TODAY's Nabilah Awang bags 'rising star' prize at inaugural Singapore Press Club Awards   
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    CNA, 10 June 2022: Singapore’s media played an ‘honourable, rational and essential role’ throughout COVID-19 pandemic: Josephine Teo    
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    CNA Twitter, 10 June 2022: Singapore’s media played an ‘honourable, rational and essential role’ throughout COVID-19 pandemic: Josephine Teo    
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      8World, 10 June 2022: 《8视界》记者蔡佑霞 获颁报业俱乐部“新星数码记者奖”   
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      8World Facebook, 10 June 2022: 配合成立50周年纪念,新加坡报业俱乐部今年举办评选活动,甄选本地优秀的媒体从业员   
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      8World Instagram, 11 June 2022: 配合成立50周年纪念,新加坡报业俱乐部今年举办评选活动,甄选本地优秀的媒体从业员   
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      MoneyFM 89.3 Radio and FB, 11 June 2022: Saturday Mornings with Glenn van Zutphen & Neil Humphreys   
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      Lianhe Zaobao, 11 June 2022: 为本地传媒业发展贡献大 50资深报人列入新加坡媒体名人堂   
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      Lianhe Zaobao Facebook, 11 June 2022: 成立50周年之际,新加坡报业俱乐部创立新加坡媒体名人堂,50名为本地传媒业发展做出深远贡献的元老入选首届名人堂。   
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      Lianhe Zaobao Instagram, 12 June 2022: 新加坡报业俱乐部在成立50周年之际,创立新加坡媒体名人堂,50名为新加坡传媒业发展做出深远贡献的元老入选首届名人堂。   
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      CAPITAL 958 Facebook, 13 June 2022: 《8视界》记者蔡佑霞获颁报业俱乐部“新星数码记者奖”   
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      The Independent News & Media, 12 June 2022: Singapore Press Club Hall of Fame: Why were Ambrose Khaw and Francis Wong not inducted?    
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      Telum Media, 13 June 2022: Singapore Press Club Awards 2022 winners announced   
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      Cherian George Facebook, 14 June 2022:I share my former colleague Tan Bah Bah's view, both about the worthy inclusion of past editors whom I've worked with and the questionable omission of others who don't fit the current media establishment's preferred narrative.     
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      The Straits Times, Opinion by Ravi Velloor, Associate Editor, 23 June 2022: Speaking of Asia: Singapore journalism and the idea of Asia   
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      CNA 938, 29 June 2022, 9am: Lucy Leong , HOF inductee interviewed by Susan Ng.   
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      Berita Harian, 11 June 2022, Syarikat media SG digesa pandang ke hadapan, berinovasi: Josephine
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      Berita Harian, 11 June 2022, Syarikat media SG digesa pandang ke hadapan, berinovasi: Josephine
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      Tamil Murasu, 11 June 2022, ஊடகம், அரசு இடையே நம்பிக்கை அவசியம்
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      Tamil Murasu, 11 June 2022, ஊடகம், அரசு இடையே நம்பிக்கை அவசியம்

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