Magzter presents the Journalist of the Year Award at MPAS awards

New York, New York – The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand, Magzter headed eastward this month as a sponsor at the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2014 to present the coveted Journalist of the Year Award. The most keenly awaited award among the journalist fraternity was won by Wayne Cheong of Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd. This honor is recognition of his sterling efforts in contributing some of the finest articles that enthralled readers in Singapore.

One of the Asian digital publishing industry’s most noted events, the MPAS Awards are a ‘must attend’, as it enables one to spread awareness on publishing, gain strong positioning and build contacts. This year saw nearly 200 guests, including judges, sponsors and members of the Singapore’s magazine industry attend the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2014 held at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore.

Magzter is wholly committed to its cause of furthering digital publishing and distribution and spares no effort to participate in global events like the MPAS Awards that share the similar objective. Magzter achieved commendable milestones in the last year; including adding books to its newsstand, creating a superior editing tool for publishers and a mention in the Forbes 40 Under 40 list among several others.

Commenting on the need to sponsor the awards, Vijay Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and President, Magzter opined- “Magzter understands its responsibility as an industry leader in recognizing the importance of awards such as these and how they spur the publishing community to achieve greater heights. This year we were keen to participate in an area that would recognize the innate talent of the journalistic community that acts as a catalyst in getting more readers to consume news avidly. This is also in keeping with our long term objective to emerge as the world’s #1 reading destination.”

Magzter: Journalist of the Year Award:
Magzter came under the spotlight yet again as the sponsor of perhaps the most interesting honor at the MPAS Awards- the Journalist of the Year. This years’ award went to the talented Wayne Cheong of Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd with a recognition going to Muriel Amable of Regent Media Pte Ltd.

The Journalist of the Year sponsorship is a unique opportunity for a company to reach Singapore’s print and digital publishing industry and position itself as a supporter of journalistic talent. As a sponsor at the MPAS Awards, Magzter was a key convener of this highly respected and important celebration; while expanding its commercial relationships within Singapore’s publishing community.

The Awards:
The MPAS Awards 2014 saw an increase in the number of categories, 30 in all; which made the competition more exciting this year. The awards recognize best practices and top talents within Singapore’s magazine publishing industry. The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) awards are held in high esteem in Asia as they: Recognize excellence in publishing, Raise industry standards, Retain and recruit key talent, Foster learning from peers and Attract more advertising revenue.

MPAS enjoys support from every significant Singapore-based print and digital publisher and it is not surprising that the MPAS Awards ceremony is the biggest night of the year for this industry. The MPAS ensured the event, maintained its established level of excellence as award shows of similar calibre and importance anywhere in the world.

MPAS:
The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) is a non-profit trade association that represents the leading B2B, specialist B2C, custom and digital publishers in Singapore. We currently have 45 publisher members who produce more than 300 consumer, business and customer publications in total. We have developed a powerful network of national and international alliances with regulators, associations, partners and the creative industries and keep our members up to date on matters that affect them.

We inform our members of industry news and trends; defend them against unnecessary regulation; and promote the editorial and financial health of our industry. We have a strong interest in training and development through seminars, workshops, event keynotes and Excellence Awards, as well as access to a range of learning resources. As publishers are becoming multimedia, cross-platform brands, we aim to guide our members into the future by providing advice on the digital revolution reshaping our industry.

Our primary objectives are to: Support, promote and uphold the highest publishing standards and professional ethics of print and digital magazine publishing. Represent our members and their products/services to industry and government bodies, business associations and the media buying community. Develop and expand our member services including industry updates, networking, training and group discounts on relevant services for members.

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Pricing and Availability:
Magzter – Magazine & Book Store 3.1.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The Magzter app is also available for Android (Google Play), Windows 8, the Web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter. For more information visit Magzter online.

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Magzter Inc. is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 19 million digital consumers, more than 3500 magazines, 1000s of books and comic titles from over 1000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countires. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML 5. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Magzter Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.