Message from the Chairman
The Hong Kong News Awards organized annually by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong aim to recognize outstanding journalists and encourage them to strive for ever higher standards. With judging panels comprising veteran media practitioners, leading academics and accomplished business professionals, the competition is the most authoritative of its kind in Hong Kong.
This year, we have introduced a new award for Best Scoop to honour journalists who break stories of significance. The additional awards have boosted the total number of prizes to 65, which cover most areas of the news industry.
With the rapid advancement of technology, the media industry has becoming increasingly diversified. In trying to satisfy the needs of different readers, the media also wields great influence on the society as a whole. Society, We hope that media practitioners will abide by the spirit of fairness and truthfulness in discharging their responsibility of informing the public. The Beijing Olympic Games to be held in summer will be a golden opportunity for the Hong Kong media to demonstrate its resourcefulness.
I take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners of Hong Kong News Awards 2007. I would also like to thank the judges for their hard work and fellow members of the media for their support and participation.