AsiaOne closing down

Singapore Press Holdings downsizing.

By Belmont Lay | October 13, 2017

Sources in Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said on Friday, Oct. 13 that AsiaOne is closing down its operations by November.

Revamped only in May 2017 with a bright yellow theme, it was understood that AsiaOne formed part of the marketing arm of SPH.

Staff there are not referred to as reporters, but content strategists.

AsiaOne aggregates content from SPH’s publications, such as The Straits Times and The New Paper, including magazines such as Cleo.

Even though the site lists four individuals, the AsiaOne team has about 10 staff, who will be re-deployed to the Straits Times Digital team.

AsiaOne has been around for more than two decades.

We have contacted the editor of AsiaOne to confirm the closure and deployment arrangements and will update this piece when we hear back.

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