ST Digital gets renamed, moved under Life section

The Straits Times Digital has been renamed to The Straits Times Tech (ST Tech), and will be published in the Life section of the newspaper every Wednesday, beginning today. According to ST, the new ST Tech will offer stories on the latest tech happenings, in a bid to reflect the wider interests of modern tech-savvy consumers.

This follows Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) recent announcement of The New Paper (TNP) ceasing its Saturday edition to become a five-day publication on print and online platforms. This comes two years after SPH merged TNP with My Paper in 2016 to form a revamped TNP, which is distributed for free.

Last year, SPH merged The Straits Times Business (ST) and The Business Times (BT) to form a combined business team for content. According to an internal memo seen by Marketing, Fernandez wrote that the new team will be tasked with supplying business content to ST, BT and Money FM 89.3, one of the two new radio stations slated to launch this month.

Additionally, ST’s technology news will be shifted to the Life section, while BT’s weekend magazine, which currently runs on Saturdays, will be distributed with the main papers on Friday, beginning this year. BT’s Friday publication will also be revamped to carry weekend features such as car reviews and person columns.

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