The Borneo Post

The Borneo Post, established in 1978, is the largest and widest read English newspaper daily in East Malaysia.[2] In June 2018, Reuters Institute's Digital News Report 2018 ranked The Borneo Post third in terms of brand trust of users of the brand behind first placed Astro Awani and international news website Yahoo! News.[3]

The Borneo Post
The Borneo Post.png
Front page on 22 August 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBerliner
PublisherBorneo Post Sdn Bhd
Founded1978
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersCrown Tower 88, Jalan Pending
93450 Kuching, Sarawak
CountryMalaysia
Circulation65,990 (daily)
22,971 (Sabah version)
70,073 (The Sunday Post) (as of January-June 2015)[1]
Sister newspapersUtusan Borneo
See Hua Daily News
OCLC number488800331
Websitewww.theborneopost.com

OverviewEdit

The Borneo Post was established in 1978. In 2007, the news portal website was launched to capture a larger pool of younger readers. The newspaper has five printing plants located throughout Sarawak and Sabah.[2] The newspaper is printed daily in Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Lahad Datu.[4]

CirculationEdit

Audited circulation figures by Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia for January-June 2015, the newspaper is the highest circulated English newspaper in Sarawak, with a circulation of 65,990 (daily) and 70,073 (the Sunday Post).[1] For the same period, the Sabah edition of the newspaper reached a circulation of 22,971 copies.[5]

Sister PublicationsEdit

The Borneo Post has two sister publications; Utusan Borneo and See Hua Daily News.[2]

Utusan BorneoEdit

Utusan Borneo is a Malay-Iban (for the Sabah edition, it is bilingual in Malay and Kadazan-Dusun language) newspaper published by Harian Borneo Post Sdn Bhd.[6] Based on audited circulation figures by Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia for January-June 2015,daily circulation for the Utusan Borneo (Sarawak) of 36,251 copies in Sarawak.[1] It is the highest circulated Malay newspaper in Sarawak and one of the top circulating local newspapers in Sabah.

FeaturesEdit

  • The Borneo Post Seeds- a section to cater issues related to youth readers.
  • BAT5 - Borneo Post Adventure Team. The team travels across Sarawak and share with the readers on interesting places that they have encountered.

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017
Malaysian National News Agency's (Bernama) Golden Jubilee
Special Award for Loyal Bernama Customers (Media) "The Borneo Post" Won[7]
2019
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Media Awards
Print Media and News Portal A four-part-feature on the Papar Dam[a] by Neil Brian Joseph
Second Place[8]
"Mediation usually suggested in construction disputes" by Mariah Airiens Doksil
Third Place[8]
  1. ^ Four-part feature titled "RM170 to address NRW", "Amicable solution to address environmentalists' concerns on proposed Papar Dam", "Dams have to be built" and "Papar Dam to supply water, power to West Coast".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Geographical Distribution - Sarawak" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia. 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "The Borneo Post". Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia. 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Readers rank The Borneo Post third for trustworthiness". The Borneo Post. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Advertisement Rates" (PDF). Lins Ad. January 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Geographical Distribution - Sabah" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia. 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Utusan Borneo". Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia. 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  7. ^ "The Borneo Post, See Hua Daily News receive award". The Borneo Post. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b "CIDB Recognises 12 Media Practitioners In Sabah For Construction Sector Reporting" (PDF). CIDB Malaysia. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.

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