Here's an e-mail from the editor curating ST's best work for you

The new weekly online newsletter that is curated by Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez.
The new weekly online newsletter that is curated by Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez.

The Straits Times' best stories of the week will be delivered to readers every Friday morning in Editor's Picks, a new weekly online newsletter.

Launching today, and curated by Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez, the newsletter aims to offer a good mix of content, including ST's original stories, special reports and thought-provoking opinion pieces.

It covers topics ranging from Singapore news and global affairs to sports and lifestyle features.

Eight reports, some with photos and videos, will be included in each issue, making the newsletter a concise and easy read for time-starved readers.

The first issue looks at hot topics such as the recent tension between Singapore and China over the South China Sea, why teachers are quitting and the safety of private-hire car services.

The new weekly online newsletter that is curated by Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez.

On the global front, the newspaper's foreign correspondents look at why American presidential candidates have turned against free trade and whether the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is really such a bad deal for the Americans.

There is also a photo essay that considers what is driving several countries around the world to build walls rather than tear them down.

"Our readers are busy people with jam-packed lives. So we want to help them by curating some of our best work in this newsletter from me. The ST newsroom produces lots of great content, and this newsletter will help readers ensure they don't miss out," said Mr Fernandez, who is also the editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media group.

The issue reaches The Straits Times' newsletter subscribers, who get daily updates of the top stories and weekend special features in their inbox.

Editor's Picks is the latest effort by Singapore's most widely read newspaper to reach out to its diverse audience.

On Sept 29, the first issue of Street Smart, a newsletter for young people, made its debut.

To read the best of The Straits Times, subscribe to the Editor's Picks newsletter at str.sg/newsletters

Subscribers will also get The Straits Times' morning and evening news briefings as well as weekend round-ups e-mailed to them.

To get the free Street Smart newsletter, go to str.sg/streetsmart

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2016, with the headline 'Here's an e-mail from the editor curating ST's best work for you'. Print Edition | Subscribe