对新闻工作者来说，2013年是不平凡的一年。震动国际社会的前美国情报官员泄密事 件，中国新一届政府大力扩展国际间大国外交关系和大力度大范围打击官员贪腐，以 及本地部分市民就民生和政治议题所发起的抗争行动等，都是牵动千万人心、影响深 远的大新闻。新闻工作者在披露、报道、分析各个事件的过程中，展示传媒在社会监 督、维护公众知情权、彰显公义所扮演的重要角色。他们的专业精神和辛勤努力的结 果，不少都体现在2013年最佳新闻奖获奖作品中。
一如既往，香港报业公会藉著一年一度举办「香港最佳新闻奖」表扬嘉许一年来坚守 岗位、辛勤努力、不懈坚持的优秀同业，鼓励他们不断精益求精，促进报业的进步和 发展。
2014年上旬，国际呈现的多变局面，为世界带来种种挑战，同时亦为传媒一展身手展 现机遇。我相信报业面对的困难和挑战较以往多，但只要有信心，积极努力，同业定 能克服困难，再创佳绩。
Message from Chairman of The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong
To members of the press, 2013 was an extraordinary year. During the period, a number of news events with significant long-term implications aroused intense public interest. They included leaks by an ex-American intelligence official, the new Chinese leadership’s global initiative to forge new diplomatic relations as a major country and its extensive crackdown on corruption, and contentious campaigns over livelihood and political issues mounted by local groups. In revealing, reporting and analyzing these events, the media demonstrated the important role they play in monitoring the society, safeguarding the public’s right to know and advancing justice. Many of this year’s news awards winning entries are the products of their professionalism and dedication.
As in previous years, The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong recognizes the works of outstanding journalists in the past year by organizing the Hong Kong News Awards 2013. Through the awards, we encourage them to contribute to the progress of the news media by striving for the best and exploring new grounds.
In the early months of 2014, the world has been engulfed by multifarious changes that have brought forth capricious challenges, presenting the media with yet more opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities. While the newspaper industry is facing more difficulties and challenges than ever, I believe members of the press have confidence in overcoming them and achieving new heights through hard work and perseverance.
On behalf of The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, I congratulate all the award winners and encourage them to continue with their quest for excellence. My sincere gratitude also goes to all the sponsors and judges for their valuable support.