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Singapore journalism and the idea of Asia

Asian journalism’s challenge is to not only stay interested, and offer its unique perspective on the region, but also to stay relevant.

Sit Yin Fong was not yet 35 when ST broke its century-old tradition of appointing Britons to the key post of news editor in 1954. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The first half of June has offered journalists long in the tooth more than a few things to ponder.

Aside from the Singapore Press Club marking its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a Hall of Fame, Barry Sussman, the unsung hero of the Watergate era, died at age 87 and the celebrated journalist and writer TJS George, founder of now-defunct Asiaweek and at 94 Asia's longest serving journalist, said he was ending his regular column.

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