The Cambodia Today


The front page of the A3-sized Cambodia Today as it appeared on Wednesday, Aug 6, 1997, while I was Executive Editor of the Today and its Khmer-language sister paper, the Tngai Nih. Each paper was published three times a week.

When I took over the editorship of the Today and the Tngai Nih, I envisioned the two papers taking on The Cambodia Daily and Rasmei Kampuchea respectively for the top positions in the English and Khmer markets, creating for the first time a healthy competition between quality dailies in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, as the Southeast Asian economies struggled and Cambodia was battered by the July 1997 coup, the parent company (Ganad, of Malaysia) failed to support improvements. The paper was suspended in late 1997.

Here, the front page of the Today is seen as I was redesigning it, removing ads from the banner and replacing them with bulleted teasers, and standardizing type styles.

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