Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Joining TV3...

I've finally signed on the dotted line. I am joining TV3 as Group Editor with effect from Thursday June 18, 2009.

Although I was a reporter and an editor with the New Straits Times for 16 years from 1988 to 2004, broadcast journalism is new to me, and thus my new job is going to be rather challenging.

I acknowledge the fact that this job comes with a huge responsibility. It will require hard work and dedication. Basically, my responsibility will be to make TV3 news programmes more interesting and viewer-friendly.

My performance will be based on whether the rating for news programmes goes up.

Wish me luck...

35 comments:

NathanUney said...

Congrat and hope the rating goes up!

Sivaraman said...

Wish you all the best in your new challenge. I suppose broadcast is somewhat different from print but at the end of the day, news is news. Your many years experience with NST will surely come in useful. Journalism in Malaysia sure could do with some old hands!

Siva

Anonymous said...

good luck, bro. - jasbir.

NOBISHA said...

Bro, good luck!

Anonymous said...

Woooooh Ashraf!

Do your job.
Do your job well.
Do your job well with a conscience.
Do your job well with a conscience so you can sleep at night.

With that, best wishes and I know you will do your utmost.

From Kap Ha Lam Ya Mi
The Simple Chinaman trying to earn a living.

Last word: Always remember kindness to a puppy!

Anonymous said...

tahniah brudder.
kalau ada peluang saya menyumbang, i hope you will keep me in mind.
cheers.
- HITMAN -

Anonymous said...

bro,

tahniah. selamat menghadapi cabaran baru!


*oldcar*

Kama said...

Congrats Ashraf.. all the best in your new undertakings..

Puteri

Anonymous said...

congrat bro

tak boleh jadi group editor nst, jadi group editor buletin pukul 8 malam pun ok bro

tahniah bro

PENA MINANG said...

CONGRATULATION!!!
DO THE BEST
BE THE BEST

MY CUPPIE CAKE said...

Tahniah Asraf,
KAMI doakan anda terus berjaya dan dirahmati ALLAH dalam melaksanakan tugas. Kirim salam pada isteri.

KARIM AND FAMILY

Anonymous said...

Tengok-tengoklah budak2 senior di bgn berita yang sejak sekian lama terpinggir. These are committed and seasoned Broadcast Journalists - u'll be surprised what u can learn from them. I pray u dont sweep them aside during the moneymoon....

Den Pilah said...

Assalamualikum .
Semuga berjaya dan dapat menunaikan tanggung jawab baru dengan sebaiknya . Kawan doakan semuga bersemangat baru ,selamat, sihat dan memperolihi idea baru untuk membentuk suasana yang baru dan dapat dimanafaatkan olih semua gulungan rakyat Malaysia .
Semuga saudara tabah dan sentiasa
di lindungi Allah .

Jo said...

i used to work at tv3 and i used to watch buletin utama regularly until a few years ago.
treat your viewers with respect knowing that these days with the internet there are many alternative news.
even if the editors have to serve their political masters, at least don't make it so obvious la...lama2 orang meluat.
there are many ways to skin a cat.

Jo Soosay said...

Congratulations, brudder. And please dont forget me. Any opening in TV3, pse inform me. Tanks.

rizal hashim said...

Salam Ashraf, selamat berjaya. My area of interest is sports where I notice it has taken a backseat in terms of prime time exposure. In RTM the local sports content is given nanoseconds while TV3's news bulletin is dominated by foreign news almost all the time. Best of luck!

ahmad said...

tahniah bro.tapi jangan la lupa member kat nst.

azmah said...

congrate..and wellcome to bilik berita tv3 sri pentas...

Kak Teh said...

congratulations from me and mine.

Aki Momogun said...

Congratulations Ashraf, you have a good boss in AAT.

Anonymous said...

Ashraf aka Boss!?
So happy for you. Good luck and am sure we will be in touch.
Haliza - London

Anonymous said...

tahniah bro,
boleh la jumpa klas mate lama Fadzli ramli masa di tbss dulu kat sana...kirim salam kat dia ok.
from,
syed munawar.

Anonymous said...

ashraff, congratulations. all the best to you, sir. i still remember those days when you're in seremban and i was just merely a rookie.

zuhri

HeadLiner said...

Congratulations !
Will pay a courtesy call soon..

Anonymous said...

Congrats bro. Am sure you shd be able to do a great job.

Jahamy said...

Ashraf,

Congratulations. The country had gone through educative period for the past four years and that will be useful catalyst for excellence. At least, we know what should not be done!

Ll the best.

Peace !

tony -stand-up philosopher said...

congrats bro.
tony g

hasnah said...

Tahniah, Ashraf. Good luck in this new endeavour of yours.

Azmi Ahmad said...

Tahniah Tuan !!!

Anonymous said...

joining tv3 ; tv3 was news and information driven during Yunus said time and became sponsor and client driven during post 2002 period - the whole station is remote control by ad agencies ... wish u luck in getting the viewers back ... u have a new challenger - awani 745 ...do not commercialise your BU .. pokok ceri ,KL

Anonymous said...

Tahniah tuan! Hope tuan boleh perkenalkan lebih banyak news/feature programmes. For a start cuba perbaiki Majalah Tiga. Janganlah banyak sangat paparan sponsored junkets sampai dah jadi macam official media airline tertentu. Another thing, why the frequent close-ups of the pretty face hosting the programme?

Old School

Anonymous said...

Haha... a monkey on a labu, finally... there goes the ratings... bet you wont dare release this post knowing you so well..

-monyet-

Anonymous said...

Congrats fm us in NYC.


nani

Anonymous said...

Mohd Ashraf, you should google barkingmagpie.blogspot.com/2007/05/sad-state-of-affairs.html
and click on the cache link

Anonymous said...

Salam Bro, Congrats!It's excellent news. Harap dapat berjumpa lagi.Wasalam,h.harris(q8)..x-bayuemas oval