Let's meet, ST invites all former staff

Let's meet, ST invites all former staff
Newsroom practices at The Straits Times have evolved over the years – from pen and paper to typewriters and word processors and now personal computers and digital devices like iPads, iPhones and laptops. ST

The Straits Times is inviting all former reporters, foreign correspondents, editors, sub-editors, photographers, artists and administrative staff to a year-end party, and to get reconnected with the newsroom through an informal network.

"Over the years, we have had many talented and capable individuals as part of the team, and some have gone on to play other important roles in society, or branched out into new areas," said ST editor Warren Fernandez.

"We want to reach out to all of them and form an informal network, as we prepare to celebrate our 170 years in 2015. This is the start of that process."

The first of many such celebrations will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on Dec 10 - and anyone who has ever been part of the paper is invited. There will be a nominal fee for those who attend.

For the first time, the paper's annual year-end party will be open to former staff.

Former journalist Gerry de Silva hopes to meet up with old friends and make some new ones from his old stomping ground.

The former business correspondent, who was with the paper from 1976 to 1995, said he has also followed the changes in newsroom practices over the years, and it has been "nothing less than astounding".

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