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Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
01-11-2017, 09:15 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2017, 09:20 AM by CY09.)
Post: #931
RE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
In the US media industry, it is fragmented and the political inclination of each media outlet is tied to the political ideology of the owner. There are various media outlets which support the right or left wing political ideology. Reporters are employees after all and to keep their jobs, they are aware they have to churn content to pander to their bosses. Fortunately, in the US, it is unregulated and there are two consumers base- Republican and Democrats. This comes to show how difficult it is for a media outlet to be truly unbiased.

Pulling back to the context of Singapore, it is inevitable SPH has to follow the rules and the whims of its owner. Its employees will do what most other employees do - Just follow Lor to protect your rice bowl. As for the consumer base in Singapore, we are quite aware there are 2 consumer bases as well - XXX and XXX. However, the current legal climate in Singapore allows for only one media outlet to exist to cater to a particular consumer base.

On another note, SPH has completed the acquisition of Han Language (another enrichment center). IMO, it is quite apparent SPH is trying to diversify revenue stream to boost profitability. It is unlikely it will try to improve its media circulation (core business) for profits. I think the mgmt is quite aware what it can write and what it can't (the latter would have boost readership).

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01-11-2017, 11:53 AM,
Post: #932
RE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
(01-11-2017, 09:15 AM)CY09 Wrote: In the US media industry, it is fragmented and the political inclination of each media outlet is tied to the political ideology of the owner. There are various media outlets which support the right or left wing political ideology. Reporters are employees after all and to keep their jobs, they are aware they have to churn content to pander to their bosses. Fortunately, in the US, it is unregulated and there are two consumers base- Republican and Democrats. This comes to show how difficult it is for a media outlet to be truly unbiased.

Pulling back to the context of Singapore, it is inevitable SPH has to follow the rules and the whims of its owner. Its employees will do what most other employees do - Just follow Lor to protect your rice bowl. As for the consumer base in Singapore, we are quite aware there are 2 consumer bases as well - XXX and XXX. However, the current legal climate in Singapore allows for only one media outlet to exist to cater to a particular consumer base.

On another note, SPH has completed the acquisition of Han Language (another enrichment center). IMO, it is quite apparent SPH is trying to diversify revenue stream to boost profitability. It is unlikely it will try to improve its media circulation (core business) for profits. I think the mgmt is quite aware what it can write and what it can't (the latter would have boost readership).

SPH is more nationalistic than Pro-PAP. Yea they lean to PAP more but not extreme else you will not see the constant MRT reporting.
I would still go to SPH for News in-addition to Internet news.


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01-11-2017, 12:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2017, 12:11 PM by weijian.)
Post: #933
RE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
hi VBs,
Although by virtue that SPH is governed under Newspaper and Printing Presses Act, but this is generally an investment thread and let's not go too far into actual politics (any nations). To paraphrase what a VB once said - "Do not let this thread become a disguise for political overtones".

Do take note and don't stray out of topic.

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01-11-2017, 01:56 PM,
Post: #934
RE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
(01-11-2017, 11:53 AM)corydorus Wrote:
(01-11-2017, 09:15 AM)CY09 Wrote: In the US media industry, it is fragmented and the political inclination of each media outlet is tied to the political ideology of the owner. There are various media outlets which support the right or left wing political ideology. Reporters are employees after all and to keep their jobs, they are aware they have to churn content to pander to their bosses. Fortunately, in the US, it is unregulated and there are two consumers base- Republican and Democrats. This comes to show how difficult it is for a media outlet to be truly unbiased.

Pulling back to the context of Singapore, it is inevitable SPH has to follow the rules and the whims of its owner. Its employees will do what most other employees do - Just follow Lor to protect your rice bowl. As for the consumer base in Singapore, we are quite aware there are 2 consumer bases as well - XXX and XXX. However, the current legal climate in Singapore allows for only one media outlet to exist to cater to a particular consumer base.

On another note, SPH has completed the acquisition of Han Language (another enrichment center). IMO, it is quite apparent SPH is trying to diversify revenue stream to boost profitability. It is unlikely it will try to improve its media circulation (core business) for profits. I think the mgmt is quite aware what it can write and what it can't (the latter would have boost readership).

SPH is more nationalistic than Pro-PAP. Yea they lean to PAP more but not extreme else you will not see the constant MRT reporting.
I would still go to SPH for News in-addition to Internet news.


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http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/kha...ain-delays

SINGAPORE — Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thursday (July 27) hit out at the mainstream media’s coverage of recent MRT train delays linked to the trial of the new signalling system on the North South Line (NSL), saying it has “magnified the problem unfairly”.

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