New Straits Times

New Straits Times
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TypeDaily newspaper
FormatCompact
Owner(s)Media Prima
PublisherThe New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
Founded15 July 1845 (1845-07-15) (as The Straits Times)
(64724 issues)
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersBalai Berita 31, Jalan Riong, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circulation30,929 (daily)
85,469 (daily E-paper)
(July–December 2018)[1][2]
Websitewww.nst.com.my

The New Straits Times is an English-language newspaper published in Malaysia. It is Malaysia's oldest newspaper still in print (though not the first),[3] having been founded as The Straits Times on 15 July 1845. It was relaunched as the New Straits Times on 13 August 1974. The paper served as Malaysia's only broadsheet format English-language newspaper.

However, following the example of British newspapers The Times and The Independent, a tabloid version first rolled off the presses on 1 September 2004 and since 18 April 2005, the newspaper has been published only in tabloid size, ending a 160-year-old tradition of broadsheet publication. The New Straits Times currently retails at RM1.50 (~37 US cents) in Peninsular Malaysia.

As of 2 January 2019, the group editor of the newspaper is Rashid Yusof. In 2020, the paper was listed as the 5th most trusted in a Reuters Institute survey of 14 Malaysian media outlets.[4] The New Straits Times is considered a newspaper of record for Malaysia.[5]

  1. ^ "ABC Circulation Figures – July to December 2018 (Print Newspapers)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations, Malaysia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ABC Circulation Figures – July to December 2018 (Digital Replica Newspapers)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations, Malaysia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ Malaysia's first newspaper, the long-defunct The Prince of Wales Island Gazette, made its début in Penang in 1805. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020 (page 99) (PDF). Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ Christopher, H. Sterling (2009). "A–C". Encyclopedia of Journalism. Vol. 1. SAGE Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 978-0761929574.

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