ELECTION RESULTS OF 2019-2021 NSHK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong held its 65th Anual General Meeting on August 28, 2019. 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. Zhang Jieling and Honorary Treasurer Mr. Eric Lai. The Council also appointed Mr. Lau Chi-kuen as Executive Director and Mr. Lo Wing-hung as spokesman.
A total of thirteen 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), 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. Lin Ying (Wen Wei Po and Lion Rock Daily), 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 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 plays an irreplaceable role of providing credible, objective and fair news reports. Regardless of the changing ecology of the media, newspapers as major news providers must abide by the principle of seeking truth, and be socially responsible in fostering social progress. 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 Secretary of Administration of the HKSAR Government, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. We received an overwhelming response from the industry with more than 630 entries submitted for this year's competition.