ELECTION RESULTS OF 2021-2023 NSHK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong (NSHK) held its 67th Anual General Meeting on September 17, 2021. The Council elected Mr. Lee Cho-jat as President, Ms. Alice Kwok as Chairperson, Ms. Tammy Tam and Ms. Betty Kwok as Vice-Chairperson. Other office-bearers elected were Honorary Secretary Mr. Zhang Jieling and Honorary Treasurer Mr. Eric Lai. The Council also appointed Mr. Alan Lo as Executive Director and Mr. Lo Wing-hung as Spokesperson.
A total of sixteen Council Members were elected. They are Mr. Alan Lo (AM730), Mr. Yu Shijun (Ta Kung Pao), Mr. Luo Zheng (Wen Wei Po), Mr. George Ng (China Daily – Hong Kong Edition), Mr. Keith Kam (Ming Pao Daily News), Ms. Alice Kwok (Hong Kong Economic Journal), Ms. Ang Jin (South China Morning Post), Ms. Tammy Tam (South China Morning Post), Ms. Betty Kwok (Sing Tao Daily), Dr. Cai Jin (Sing Tao Daily), Mr. Siu Sai-wo (The Standard), Mr. Lin Ying (Lion Rock Daily), Mr. Zhang Jieling (Hong Kong Commercial Daily), Mr. Eric Lai (Hong Kong Economic Times), Mr. Lo Wing-hung (Bastille Post) and Ms. Chung Wan-ching (The New Evening Post).
The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong (NSHK) 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. The newspaper industry has broken new ground in recent years in responding to technological developments and readers' growing use of electronic platforms. Regrettably, they have been prevented from obtaining a reasonable return from electronic advertising because of the predatory business practices of social media and search engine platforms. In order to safeguard the profitability and sustainability of newspapers, members of NSHK pulled together to raise the competitiveness of the industry by setting up “Newsochub”, a one-stop online advertising platform last year. It has since boost the revenue of participating newspapers and achieved satisfactory promotion for advertisers.
The 2020 Hong Kong News Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on 4 August to recognize the outstanding works of journalists and officiated by the Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po. We received an overwhelming response from the industry with more than 600 entries were submitted to this year's competition. 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.