Welcome to The Straits Times Readers' Post. We created this space two years ago in print and online to engage you on any issues related to The Straits Times in particular, and the media in general. Ask us what you wish to know about our reports on any of our platforms, and we will try to address your queries.
Puzzled about a choice of headline or picture? Tell us why, and we will give you an insight into how decisions get made in the newsroom.
Tell us why you like the things we do, or why you don't, and how you think we can improve, and we will consider your views for publication, and to let others join in the ST conversation you've started.
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Some might ask: why the need for such a space?
We have found, from our discussions with readers, that many have thoughtful questions about things they read in the paper or on our websites, or considered views on how things might have been treated differently.
We are happy to hear you out, and to explain why and how we go about our daily job of making judgement calls on what goes into the newspaper, or one of our other digital platforms, and what does not.
Of course, we don’t always get it right, but we try our best to do so against deadline, and with the best information available to us.
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