PNG’s Sunday Chronicle Goes Online
I don’t know if anyone has realised, but Sunday Chronicle, PNG’s only locally owned newspaper which is published weekly, has finally gone online! Judging from their website, it looks as if it is still under construction and there is substantial amount of advertising space that has yet to be filled, but all in all, the website gets two thumbs up from me for providing easy reading in a simple layout which doesn’t distract you.
Sunday Chronicle was originally launched as a newspaper in 2006 at the Holliday Inn in Port Moresby and is published by PNG Magazines (who also publish Sportscope PNG). It’s actually quite impressive feat that Sunday Chronicle have managed to launch their website after only three years of circulation – that says a lot about the people behind the newspaper.
I thought I might include an excerpt from Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare’s speech at the Second Anniversary Dinner of Sunday Chronicle in 2008:
It is indeed a happy occasion and deserves a special message – not only of congratulations from my Government but also – about the media’s role generally as the fourth estate.
Sunday Chronicle is showing the way forward for other Papua New Guineans to follow. It is a weekly newspaper that has gone from strength to strength in just two years. It has become a newspaper with a growing readership and advertisers.
As one of the newspaper’s readers, I have noted the high quality presentation of news, views and in-depth feature articles and commentaries on topical issues. It certainly provides an alternative to reading about the events of the week gone by and CERTAINLY is an excellent way to start a new week.
I get the strong impression that Sunday Chronicle takes a positive angle to national issues; that it strives to be community-friendly; pro-national development and pro-national unity.
These are excellent values for a newspaper that is still in its infancy. Overall, the Sunday Chronicle is a paper well worth reading“.
Tubuans & Dukduks would like to congratulate Sunday Chronicle on this latest milestone in their short history and wishes them all the best for the future – and I look forward to logging in to read what you have to say.
To see the whole of Sir Michael’s speech, click here