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SPH to review citizen journalism website Stomp

It will see what needs to be changed, but closure unlikely: Editor-in-chief

Published on Apr 26, 2014 9:25 AM
 
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will review its citizen journalism website Stomp to see what needs to be changed, but the website is unlikely to be shuttered. -- PHOTO: STOMP

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will review its citizen journalism website Stomp to see what needs to be changed, but the website is unlikely to be shuttered.

Mr Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of the company's English and Malay Newspapers Division, said in an interview at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Hong Kong on Thursday that the review comes in the wake of an online petition by a 26-year-old retail executive to close down the website.

The petition has apparently garnered more than 23,000 votes to date.

"I can't say that it (the campaign) doesn't have impact on us: We will have to review it," said Mr Daniel. "After all, we serve an audience."

 
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