Phnom Penh Post (Khmer)
The Phnom Penh Post was launched in July 1992 by American publisher and Editor Michael Hayes. Originally published fortnightly, it became a daily newspaper in 2008, after it was sold to Ross Dunkley, an Australian national, who also established the Post Media Co. Ltd. The Phnom Penh Post launched its Khmer version, The Post Khmer, in 2009, which is now considered to be more popular than the English one [CMRD, 2015].
There are three editions: Post English, Post Khmer, Post Weekend (started in 2014). They are all registered under the Post Media Company Ltd.
Post English is believed to circulate 21570 copies /day and each copy has four readers (a total of 86280), and the Post Khmer edition circulates 29754 copies /day and each copy is estimated to have six readers (a total of 178524).
Together with The Cambodia Daily, The Phnom Penh Post maintain critical journalistic reporting. However, as their editions reach only a few thousand readers, their name recognition in the country is correspondingly low [Oldag, 2015].
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Post Media Co., Ltd.
Alex Odom - He served as Post Media’s chief financial officer, brings with him a strong track record in Southeast Asia’s financial sector. Prior to joining the company in early 2015, he logged significant time as an adviser, consultant, investor and exec
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The circulation numbers come from The Phnom Penh Post itself.
Email correspondence with Post Media Co. Ltd (Available upon request)
The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.
It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.