SPH journalists bag Sias awards for good work

From left: ST journalists Marissa Lee and Lorna Tan with BT reporters Kenneth Lim and Melissa Tan at the Sias Investors' Choice Awards last night. SPH won the Most Transparent Company Award in the Consumer Discretionary category. It also clinched a M
From left: ST journalists Marissa Lee and Lorna Tan with BT reporters Kenneth Lim and Melissa Tan at the Sias Investors' Choice Awards last night. SPH won the Most Transparent Company Award in the Consumer Discretionary category. It also clinched a Merit award in the Singapore Corporate Governance Award (Diversity category), which recognises excellence in promoting diversity of boards of directors among SGX-listed firms.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Two journalists from The Straits Times came up winners at the annual Securities Investors Association of Singapore (Sias) Investors' Choice Awards at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore last night.

Senior correspondent and Invest editor Lorna Tan won the Investor Education Journalist award for stories on the investing community. Ms Marissa Lee clinched the Most Promising Financial Journalist award.

It is the fourth Sias award for Ms Tan, who won the Financial Journalist of the Year award in 2007, the Financial Story of the Year award in 2005, and a Special Award in 2003.

"I aspire to help people start planning early and manage their finances better," she said.

It is the first win for Ms Lee, a University of Chicago graduate who joined the paper in August 2014.

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) won the Most Transparent Company Award in the Consumer Discretionary category. This marks the 12th win for SPH. It also clinched a Merit award in the Singapore Corporate Governance Award (Diversity category), which recognises excellence in promoting diversity of boards of directors among Singapore Exchange-listed companies.

SPH chief executive Alan Chan said: "These awards attest to the importance SPH places on corporate governance and transparency. We are committed to helping the investors understand our operations and strategies through regular communication to sustain their trust and support."

He added: " I am also very proud of our journalists... Their achievements in financial reporting underline their dedication and professionalism to the investment community."

The Business Times (BT) also did well. Senior correspondent Kenneth Lim won Financial Journalist of the Year while correspondent Melissa Tan won Financial Story of the Year for reporting on Singapore Post's corporate governance failures.

Geraldine Goh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2016, with the headline 'SPH journalists bag Sias awards for good work'. Print Edition | Subscribe