Founded in 2002, The UrbanWire is a youth-centric e-zine produced by young adults for young adults.
Our multimedia editorial team is made up of students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies.
With our passion for journalism and producing relatable content for fellow youths, our team works to keep our community of readers current and connected. From buzzworthy events and personalities to the latest trends and fads to issues concerning the society, environment and relationships, we cover stories that are engaging and exciting to our readers.
Founding Editor: Robin Yee
Supervising Editor: Cheong Poh Kwan
Editors: Teo Yin Yan, Kuan Qin Yi Tricia
Sub-Editors: Adiel Rusyaidi Ruslani, Charlotte Chang
Web & Analytics Managers: Kuan Qin Yi Tricia, Adiel Rusyaidi Ruslani, Nicole Soh Li Ying
Contest Managers: Lee Shi Wen, Teo Yin Yan
Designers: Nicole Soh Li Ying, Hong Fang Jun
Newsletter Managers: Hong Fang Jun, Pek Li-Wen Sydney
Facebook & Instagram Managers: Pek Li-Wen Sydney, Nicole Soh Li Ying
TikTok & YouTube Managers: Charlotte Chang, Hong Fang Jun, Lee Shi Wen
In 2008, The UrbanWire(UW) underwent its first major revamp since going live in 2002.
Together with web developer Jasper Chen, co-editor Cheak Hong Ian and Lee Xian Jie, UW editor Boo Jian Wen Jeremy redesigned the magazine to meet the demands of the tech-savvy generation.
Web 2.0 technology is integrated into the editorial system. Readers are encouraged to participate in the editorial process by telling us what stories they want to read and/or contributing images and videos of their own.
UW 2.0 was launched on Aug 1, 2008.
In 2010, UW editor Ang Cheng Wei led another revamp to streamline the site. He also helped build social media presence for UW.
UW 3.0 was launched on Dec 22, 2010.
In 2017, UW editor Lim Yuan Xiu coordinated a revamp effort to give the site a cleaner, sleeker look with responsive design. She also helped grow the multimedia and interactive elements on the site to better engage its readers.
UW 4.0 was launched on 11 Jul, 2017.