The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong held its 64th Anual General Meeting on August 27, 2018. The Council elected Mr. Lee Cho-jat as President, Mr. Keith Kam as Chairman, Mr. Siu Sai-wo and Ms. Alice Kwok as Vice-Chairman. Other office-bearers elected were Honorary Secretary Mr. Yin Shuguang and Honorary Treasurer Mr. Eric Lai. The Council also appointed Mr. Lau Chi-kuen as Executive Director and Mr. Lo Wing-hung was appointed as spokesman.
A total of fourteen Council Members were elected. They are Mr. Alan Lo (AM730), Mr. Ray Zhou (China Daily – Hong Kong Edition) , Mr. Zhang Jieling (Hong Kong Commercial Daily) , Ms. Alice Kwok (Hong Kong Economic Journal), Mr. Eric Lai (Hong Kong Economic Times) , Mr. Keith Kam (Ming Pao Daily News) , Ms. Lau Mei-yee (Sing Pao Daily News), Mr. Siu Sai-wo (Sing Tao Daily and The Standard) , Mr. Lo Wing-hung (Sing Tao Daily) , Mr. Chow Chung-yan (South China Morning Post), Mr. Alex Ho (South China Morning Post) , Mr. Yu Shijun (Ta Kung Pao), Mr. Yin Shuguang (Wen Wei Po), and Ms. Chung Wan-ching (The New Evening Post).
The Society has continued to work on various fronts to raise the professional standards of journalism, safeguard the interests of the industry and continue to maintain close communication with the Government. In the face of media convergence in a highly competitive business environment, the structure of the media industry has undergone enormous changes, we strongly believe that traditional media has credibility with fair and objective reports, which cannot be easily replaced. The annual "Hong Kong News Awards" presentation ceremony was held in April to recognize the outstanding works of journalists and was officiated by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. We received an overwhelming response from the industry with more than 630 entries were submitted to this year’s competition.