Welcome to the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). It is an honor to serve as SOPA’s 2017 Chair.
SOPA was established in 1982 to recognize and celebrate the highest standards of journalistic quality and integrity in Asia. Today, the SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence are regarded as the gold standard against which Asia’s best journalists and publishers are measured.
Our commitment to editorial excellence is evidenced through a range of activities and initiatives:
- SOPA stands as a vocal and passionate proponent for freedom of the press regionally.
- We advocate for best business practices that support and sustain the publishing industry.
- SOPA hosts topical events to promote industry dialogue, education and innovation through its Media Insider Series, as well as forums that unite and strengthen our publishing community. This includes outreach and initiatives targeting Asia’s next generation of journalists through partnerships with universities including the HKBU-SOPA Award Winners Forum.
- We embrace the promotion of technological advances and innovation that best serve the information needs of our membership.
We invite you to join in supporting the promotion, recognition and future growth of Asia’s dynamic and diverse publishing industry. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions in how SOPA can further serve its members and aid in professional development.
Chairwoman – SOPA