News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 5

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 5 covers 25-30 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

No ban on X-Men comic due to ‘balanced treatment of gay marriage’ ; Issue features characters who objected to wedding
TODAY (Singapore), 30 July 2014, 446 words, Alfred Chua, (English)
SINGAPORE — An Archie comic book which featured a gay marriage was removed from local bookstores earlier this year — but another comic with a similar theme — Astonishing X-Men Issue 51 — can still be found on the shelves.

Creativity drives excellence ; Singapore wins 15 Lions at top advertising and communications awards
TODAY (Singapore), 29 July 2014, 500 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — Representatives of Singapore at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2014 did the country proud when they brought home 15 Lions last month.

Singapore Shelf
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 443 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Edited by Cyril Wong
Ethos Books/ Paperback/ 260 pages/$17.12/Major bookstores
More Singaporean short stories appearing in literary magazines should have their lifespan extended through anthologies and this …

Poets aplenty
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 871 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Established voices Lee Tzu Pheng, Gwee Li Sui and Paul Tan have published new verses
It has been a bumper month for poetry, with six books from two publishers.

Western radio broadcasters tuning out
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 1578 words, Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief In Bangkok , (English)
They are ceding the short-wave, or political ‘soft power’, space to China instead
For 67-year-old Victor Goonetilleke, sitting with his headphones on in his house in the lush green Sri Lankan countryside, June 30 was the end of an era.

TNP turns 26, with a twist
The New Paper, 26 July 2014, 854 words, COLIN THAM, (English)
To mark the occasion, a stop-motion video of all its staff currently working for the paper was produced
Typical of The New Paper, this is a story of twists, of turning heads, and of the innovation that is the essence of …

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Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Cinematography : Robby Müller
Deursen, Linda van, 1961-
JRP Ringier, 2013.
Call No: PN1995.D485
2 New Taiwanese cinema in focus : moving within and beyong the frame
Wilson, Flannery.
Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.T28W748
3 Subjective realist cinema : from expressionism to Inception
Campora, Matthew
Berghahn Books, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.C198
4 Media servers for lighting programmers : a comprehensive guide to working with digital lighting
Claiborne, Vickie.
Focal Press, 2014.
Call No: TR891.C585
5 History in motion : time in the age of the moving image
Lütticken, Sven.
Sternberg Press, 2013.
Call No: PN1995.2.L925
6 Slow movies : countering the cinema of action
Jaffe, Ira, 1943-
Wallflower Press, c2014.
Call No: PN1995.9.P7J23
7 Silent cinema and the politics of space
Bean, Jennifer M., 1968-
Indiana University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.75.S582
8 Film firsts : the 25 movies that created contemporary American cinema
Alter, Ethan
Praeger, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6A466
9 The global film book
Stafford, Roy.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.7.S779
10 Film sound in Italy : listening to the screen
Sisto, Antonella C., 1975-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.7.S623
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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Journalism & Publishing, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Journalism and memory
Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Keren.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN4731.J86j
2 The ethics of journalism : individual, institutional and cultural influences
Wyatt, Wendy N.
I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: PN4756.E84ej
3 Photojournalism : a social semiotic approach
Caple, Helen.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Call No: TR820.C244
4 The elements of journalism : What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect
Kovach, Bill.
Three Rivers Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4756.K88 2014
5 Women of vision : National Geographic photographers on assignment
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
National Geographic Books, 2013.
Call No: TR820.W872w
6 The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself
Pettegree, Andrew.
Yale University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN5110.P499
7 Oil and water : media lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster
Miller, Andrea, 1967-
University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.D57M647
8 Personalisation in mass media communication : British online news between public and private
Landert, Daniela.
John Benjamins, 2014.
Call No: P91.27.L255
9 Quotational practices : repeating the future in contemporary art
Greaney, Patrick.
University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.Q6G786
10 Edith Tudor-Hart : in the shadow of tyranny
Tudor-Hart, Edith, 1908-1973.
Hatje Cantz, c2013.
Call No: TR650.T912
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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Communication Policy & Research, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Analyzing media messages : using quantitative content analysis in research
Riffe, Daniel.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: P93.R564 2014
2 Conversations about qualitative communication research : behind the scenes with leading scholars
Davis, Christine S.
Left Coast Press, 2014.
Call No: P91.3.D261
3 Setting the agenda : the mass media and public opinion
McCombs, Maxwell E.
Polity, 2014.
Call No: HM1206.M129 2014
4 Prophets, gurus, & pundits : rhetorical styles & public engagement
Young, Anna M., 1975-
Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.
Call No: P301.Y68
5 New media
Flew, Terry.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.T42F619 2014
6 Communication in everyday life : a survey of communication
Duck, Steve.
SAGE, 2015.
Call No: P90.D834ce
7 Postal culture : writing and reading letters in post-unification Italy
Romani, Gabriella.
University of Toronto Press, 2013.
Call No: P96.T422R758
8 Rhetoric in popular culture
Brummett, Barry, 1951-
SAGE, 2014.
Call No: P301.B893r 2014
9 Don’t mention the war : the Australian Defence Force, the media and the Afghan conflict
Foster, Kevin, 1961-
Monash University Publishing, 2013.
Call No: P96.A752F755
10 Speaking to the eye : sight and insight through text and image (1150-1650)
Fraeters, Veerle, 1963-
Brepols, c2013.
Call No: P93.5.S741
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Latest Print Titles – Public & Promotional Communication

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in New Arrivals, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

1 Consumer behavior : buying, having, and being
Solomon, Michael R.
Pearson, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.32.S689 2015
2 Decoding the new consumer mind : how and why we shop and buy
Yarrow, Kit, 1958-
Jossey-Bass, 2014.
Call No: HF5415.32.Y29
3 Pitch perfect : how to say it right the first time, every time
McGowan, Bill
Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Call No: HF5718.22.M146
4 The PR masterclass : how to develop a public relations strategy that works
Singleton, Alex
John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Call No: HD59.S617
5 It’s not the size of the data–it’s how you use it : smarter marketing with analytics and dashboards
Pauwels, Koen, 1971-
AMACOM American Management Association, 2014.
Call No: HF5415.2.P336
6 Tweening the girl : the crystallization of the tween market
Coulter, Natalie, 1971-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HC79.C6C855
7 Influence : what it really means and how to make it work for you
Nabben, Jenny
Pearson, 2014.
Call No: BF637.P4N114
8 Asian perspectives on the development of public relations : other voices
Watson, Tom, 1950-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HD59.6.A832
9 Spin sucks : communication and reputation management in the digital age
Dietrich, Gini.
Que, c2014.
Call No: HF5415.123.D566
10 The PR professional’s handbook : powerful, practical communications
Black, Caroline, 1956-
Kogan Page, 2014.
Call No: HD59.B627p
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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Information Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Information seeking stopping behavior in online scenarios : the impact of task, technology, and individual characteristics
Hemmer, Erik, 1983-
Peter Lang, 2013.
Call No: ZA3075.H489
2 Crowdsourcing : one step beyond
Lebraty, Jean-Fabrice.
Wiley, 2013.
Call No: QA76.9.H84L451
3 Functional future for bibliographic control : transitioning into new communities of practice and awareness
Miksa, Shawne D., 1969-
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: Z694.F979
4 Blueprint for a job center at your library
Kao, Bernice.
Libraries Unlimited, 2014.
Call No: Z711.92.U53K16
5 A history of the world in twelve maps
Brotton, Jerry.
Viking, 2012.
Call No: G1030.B874
6 The history of the Renaissance world : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the conquest of Constantinople
Bauer, S. Wise.
W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Call No: CB361.B344
7 By the book? : contemporary publishing in Australia
Stinson, Emmett.
Monash University Publishing, 2013.
Call No: Z533.B993
8 The cultural evolution of postwar Japan : the intellectual contributions of Kaizō’s Yamamoto Sanehiko
Keaveney, Christopher T.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Call No: Z463.3.Y295K25
9 Designing training
Hawks, Melanie.
Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2013.
Call No: Z668.5.H395
10 The tree of nature : the essence of nature is information & communication
Wöhlbier, Fred H.
TTP, 2013.
Call No: Z699.5.S3W628
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News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 4

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 4 covers 17-24 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Gaga over radio
Straits Times, 24 July 2014, 1566 words, Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent, (English)
Despite competition from social media and Internet radio, local stations still pull in listeners
Like many people here, technical trainer Marc Alexander Gurusamy has a smartphone with constant Internet access but he still tunes in to local …

Panel reviewed 50 works in 2 years
Straits Times, 23 July 2014, 472 words, Feng Zengkun, (English)
Most of these controversial publications disallowed
ABOUT 50 publications, including books, magazines and newspaper articles, have been reviewed in the past two years by a panel set up to advise the authorities on controversial works, with …

Big publishers shun Amazon book subscription
Straits Times, 21 July 2014, 386 words, (English)
New York – After months of speculation, Amazon has introduced a digital subscription service that allows subscribers unlimited access to a library of e-books and audiobooks for US$10 (S$12.40) a month.

Last comic shops standing?
The New Paper, 20 July 2014, 872 words, SUE-ANN TAN, (English)
An Archie comic has been taken off shelves for depicting same-sex marriage. Such bans aren’t the only problem for local comic book culture. SUE-ANN TAN ( speaks to possibly the last three Western comic book stores …

Android set-top boxes: Copyright or wrong?
Straits Times, 20 July 2014, 664 words, Aw Cheng Wei, (English)
Streaming videos is piracy, say pay TV operators; lawyers unclear on liability
Pay TV operators SingTel and StarHub, along with content owners such as Fox and TVB, are crying foul over the rise of cheap Internet boxes which allow users to …

Spoof it, mock it, but council says ad works
Straits Times, 20 July 2014, 619 words, Priscilla Goy And Cheryl Faith Wee, (English)
NCPG believes World Cup ad on gambling led to more awareness, requests for counselling
The World Cup advertisement by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) may have been spoofed around the world, but the council believes it has …

Archie comic removed due to ‘breach of content guidelines’ ; Book was assessed after receiving a complaint about its depiction of same-sex marriage, says MDA
TODAY (Singapore), 17 July 2014, 651 words, Alfred Chua, (English)
SINGAPORE — An Archie comic book that depicts a gay character marrying his partner was taken off the shelves of bookstores here in March, after a complaint was lodged with the Media Development Authority (MDA).

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BBC College of Journalism website is now freely available

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Industry News & Updates, Journalism & Publishing | 0 comments


Since the 1st of July, the BBC College of Journalism website has become freely available worldwide for “at least 12 months”.

This website is useful not just for journalists or media students.

It’s a great learning tool for anyone who is into producing content or video production. Here’s an example on how we can verify information on social media:

It’s also a great knowledgebase for learning across disciplines and subjects. For example, there are subject guides on Israel and the Palestinians, Religion, and European Union.

With the BBC being one of the leading organisations in the world of journalism and broadcasting, you will be learning from one of the best!

Let’s hope that this great resource can remain free indefinitely.

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Early Textbook Digital Project Launched

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Electronic Resources, Library News & Updates | 0 comments


If you have heard or visited our early textbook special collection at Wang Gungwu Library, you might be very impressed by these precious resources. Now we present this online bibliography for your easy access to this collection at any time anywhere as you like!

It records a total of more than 1200 titles of textbooks and related study and teaching materials that were used in Mainland China and Chinese schools in Southeast Asian countries during the twentieth century.

You can search by title, author, or subject. Alternatively, you can browse the whole collection by author, year, content level, subject heading, keyword, and place of publication.

You can access this bibliography via : NTU library homepage-Teaching and learning-Digital projects. Or using this link:

If you have any feedback, please contact us at or

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News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 3

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 3 covers 11-16 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Gambling ad gets a new spin ; Much-ridiculed anti-gambling campaign receives update following Germany’s World Cup win
TODAY (Singapore), 15 July 2014, 714 words, Joy Fang Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — As Germany edged towards a 1-0 victory against Argentina in the World Cup final yesterday, memes and jokes flooded social media, making fun of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) much-ridiculed advertisement …

‘Censorship is at odds with a library’s purpose’
The New Paper, 14 July 2014, 853 words, LINETTE HENG, (English)
Authors of children’s books ‘sad’, ‘deeply troubled’ by NLB ban
Two authors of several children’s books that have been pulled from the National Library Board’s (NLB) shelves here have come out to defend their works against …

Amazon a boon or bane for books?
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 1473 words, (English)
Internet retailer’s dominance benefits its writers but others worry about monopoly situation
New York – Vincent Zandri hails from the future. He is a novelist from the day after tomorrow, when Amazon has remade the worlds of writing, …

The Life! Interview With Arnold Gay; A seriously funny guy
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 2197 words, John Lui, (English)
Behind his serious facade, ex-newscaster Arnold Gay has another side – he joined Kiss92 FM for fun
There are few jobs in broadcasting that Arnold Gay has not tried at least once.

400 attend reading event in response to removal of titles
Straits Times, 14 July 2014, 664 words, Pearl Lee, (English)
Parents and kids attend session organised by two mums at library
ABOUT 400 people turned up yesterday for a reading event held in response to the National Library Board’s (NLB) decision to remove some children’s titles for their homosexual …

NEWS ANALYSIS; HK fears erosion of press freedom
Straits Times, 13 July 2014, 1163 words, Li Xueying, Hong Kong correspondent, (English)
City’s freewheeling media under scrutiny amid allegations of interference by Beijing
At the lobby of the industrial building where Apple Daily, daily purveyor of political exposes and celebrity gossip, operates, there stands a bust of an …

Writers boycott
The New Paper, 12 July 2014, 701 words, LINETTE HENG, (English)
NLB’s Read! Fest event cancelled after writers withdraw following books ban
The local literary community was vocal in its uproar over the National Library Board’s (NLB) decision to withdraw three children’s books.

Governance in a wired world
Business Times Singapore, 12 July 2014, 1075 words, (English)
Policy planners must do three things so that they’re able to manage in hyper-connected, online-generated crisis situations. By Basskaran Nair

New video rejects MDA’s self-regulation scheme ; Featuring appearances by arts practitioners, it discusses the potential effects on audiences
TODAY (Singapore), 12 July 2014, 462 words, Hon Jing Yi Hon Jing Yi, (English)
SINGAPORE — Arts Engage, a network of arts practitioners in Singapore, has released a video denouncing the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) proposed Arts Term Licensing Scheme, which aims to let practitioners classify their own …

Spackman Entertainment Group launches IPO
Channel NewsAsia, 20:10, 11 July 2014, 120 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Singapore investors will soon have easier access to the Korean film and entertainment industries.
Korean film production company Spackman Entertainment Group has launched its initial public offering (IPO) for a listing on the …

MPs call for a more transparent book review process
TODAY (Singapore), 11 July 2014, 977 words, ALFRED CHUA Alfred Chua, (English)
SINGAPORE — Despite the strong public reaction to its recent moves to withdraw three children’s book titles — after receiving complaints that they did not promote family values — the National Library Board (NLB) has reiterated that the …

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Short of the Week – Film Future

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Audio-Visual Materials, Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Happenings, Industry News & Updates, Useful Tools | 0 comments

Short of the week

Here is a blog site to explore. Known as ‘Short of the Week’, this site is an interesting place to find and view short films from all different parts of the world, read articles written by film-makers and film-lovers, as well as keep updated with film festival news. They even have interviews with film festival participants and directors.

It is sometimes hard to find such content, as many mainstream film magazines tend to concentrate on the more well-known and popular directors and producers. Blog sites like ‘Short of the week’ tend to concentrate on the smaller productions which younger or new film makers may be able to connect with better.

I enjoyed the articled entitled ‘Fade to Black – Is the Feature Film Dying?’. I also enjoyed watching some of the short films, there are several genres to choose from and all are beautifully produced.

But as we like to cater for both the fun seeker and academic learner, here’s a book you may enjoy which also raises the question, ‘Do the movies have a future?’

You can use sites like this in your research or literature review, of course, added with other academic and scholarly sources for a more comprehensive research. Remember, your librarians would love to help you with your literature reviews so come look for us if you need help.


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Celebrity Aid

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Happenings, Industry News & Updates, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Official Logo for Soccer Aid

Official Logo for Soccer Aid

In a couple of days the football world will come to a standstill as millions of football fans watch the final match of the 2014 World Cup.

So while football fever is still contagious, I am riding this wave to tell you about Soccer Aid. Soccer Aid is a celebrity endorsed soccer match in aid of UNICEF. This event takes place once every two years and it is held in Britain, (click here to view 2014’s line-up).

Not surprisingly, it draws a crowd of 70,000 people at the stadium and broadcast viewership is in the millions. Even I am curious to watch this game, even though I am not the biggest soccer fan.

Celebrity endorsed campaigns have been around for a long time. But have you ever asked how effective are they? Sure Soccer Aid seems to be a good example of celebrity endorsement gone right, but many still do question its effectiveness. Here is an article from Forbes which advises to ‘Save your money: Celebrity Endorsements Not Worth the Cost’. Then there are times when endorsements can go wrong, take a look at this interesting blog post about ’5 Ridiculous Celebrity Endorsements That Went Wong’ (I still find it strange when boy bands sell women’s perfume)

Academics too want to find out if celebrity endorsement work?  ‘Why Celebrities Sell’, is an interesting paper on this very topic and if you want to look other academic papers,it is just this click away.

If you are still not sure if celebrity endorsement are a good idea (still need to do research on this, you can always ask your librarian for assistance, we are just as curious as you), at the very least it makes a good party game. Hold up products endorsed by celebrities and see who can name the celebrity who endorsed these product.


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News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 2

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 2 covers 03-10 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

NLB yanked out 3 other children’s books
Straits Times, 10 July 2014, 625 words, Pearl Lee, (English)
Two petitions started for reinstating three banned books reported earlier
THE three books that were pulled by the National Library Board (NLB) from its shelves for not being “pro-family” were not the only ones that were removed.

No Rainbow at A-mei’s gig due to ‘pro-LGBT message’
Straits Times, 10 July 2014, 338 words, (English)
TAIWANESE diva A-mei could not sing her song Rainbow at her recent concert here as she had encouraged fans to openly show affection for their same-sex partners during a rendition of it last year.

Talent spotting in the 21st century
TODAY (Singapore), 10 July 2014, 983 words, Claudio Fernandez Araoz, (English)
As business becomes more volatile and complex, and the global market for top professionals gets tighter, organisations and their leaders must adapt to a new era of talent spotting — one in which our evaluations of one another are based not …

Hands on for first TV role
Straits Times, 9 July 2014, 748 words, Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent, (English)
Narelle Kheng branches out from swimming and music to star in new Channel 5 show
She has made waves in the local indie music scene with folk-pop band The Sam Willows and also in the pool as a former national youth swimmer. Singer Narelle …

PARLIAMENT; Anti-piracy law set to kick in soon
Straits Times, 8 July 2014, 511 words, Irene Tham, Technology Correspondent, (English)
Content owners can then seek court orders for ISPs to block piracy sites
A PROPOSED copyright law aimed at piracy websites like The Pirate Bay is expected to come into force by the end of next month.

Man apologises to StarHub for ‘content theft’
Straits Times, 7 July 2014, 332 words, Aw Cheng Wei, (English)
A MAN has issued a public apology to StarHub today for “having facilitated illegal access” to its cable channels using “unauthorised decoders”.

M1 digital TV kit for the poor from Sept
Straits Times, 5 July 2014, 395 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English)
TELCO M1 will be rolling out digital set-top boxes from September to low-income homes under an official assistance scheme.
This is to ensure that these homes will keep getting free-to-air TV channels when the nation switches to digital …

Google buys streaming service
Straits Times, 3 July 2014, 453 words, (English)
San Francisco – In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google on Tuesday said it has bought Songza, a three-year-old free online streaming music service that competes with Pandora and others in making customised …

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News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 1

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 25 June to 02 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

On top for 18 years ; Class 95FM remains the No 1 English station for 18 years
TODAY (Singapore), 2 July 2014, 350 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — MediaCorp’s Class 95FM has maintained its No 1 ranking amongst all English stations. It has fought off competition from SPH Radio’s Kiss92 when measured by cumulative listenership or cume this year in the latest Nielsen Radio …

Why no ‘Rainbow’ at Spring Wave event
TODAY (Singapore), 1 July 2014, 230 words, Chetra Sinnathamby, Director, Content and Standards (Films, Video Games & Arts), Media Development Authority, (English)
We refer to the recent feedback on the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) advice to the organiser of the Spring Wave Singapore concert, on the song “Rainbow”.

Beijing ‘pushing ahead with Internet sovereignty’
Straits Times, 30 June 2014, 1113 words, Rachel Chang In Beijing, (English)
Observers suspect latest blocking of Google services may be permanent
FIRST, Google Talk would not load. Then, she could not enter her Google Mail inbox.

Seeing red over the colour pink
Straits Times, 28 June 2014, 2064 words, Tham Yuen-c And Rachel Au-yong, (English)
In the past, race and religion were hot issues that posed a threat to social cohesion. Now, clashes over values, culture and ideology rear their head, particularly in tensions over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights that …

New ways of storytelling in The Straits Times Star app
Straits Times, 27 June 2014, 586 words, Grace Sung, (English)
The Life magazine is the first offering in new mobile app, which showcases stories in multimedia format
THE Straits Times has launched a new mobile app that will deliver the newspaper’s brand of journalism in an exciting interactive and …

New data reveals reader interaction
The PANPA Bulletin, 25 June 2014, 351 words, The Newspaper Works, (English)
The release this week of data from Enhanced Media Metrics Australia’s (emma) engagement survey has shown how various audiences interact with publications.

US media critic opens up for ADMA conference
The PANPA Bulletin, 25 June 2014, 833 words, Eliza Goetze, (English)
US media critic opens up for ADMA conference
US media critic Bob Garfield has spent his life observing journalism and advertising and believes marketing will be governed by a different form of relationship with audiences.

Journalists show solidarity with jailed colleagues in Egypt
TODAY (Singapore), 25 June 2014, 361 words, (English)
CAIRO — News organisations yesterday held a worldwide show of support for three Al Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years by Egypt on Monday, as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi said he would not interfere with judicial verdicts.


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Brand and Culture – Rapper and Rocks Stars in the Board Room

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Happenings, Industry News & Updates, Public & Promotional Communication, Search Tips, Useful Tools | 0 comments

Surfing the web recently, two stories caught my attention.

The first was about Beats Electronics and Beats Music was being acquired by Apple for 3 billion dollars. (read full article here). These companies are owned by music heavyweights Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

The second story was about U2’s Bono and Edge joining Fender’s board of directors (click to read full article).

With these new partnerships, these companies are trying to get closer to where the music is being made. Rap and rock are cultures in themselves and, let’s face it, it’s not just about purchasing a product anymore, it’s about being a part of the culture.

Brands have long known if they wanted to stand out they need to connect with their customers on a whole other level, build a culture around their brand. How they do this requires creativity, foresight and a little bit of risk. Think about brands like Harley Davidson, Apple, Bang and Olfsen, Nike and so many more.

Have a look at this article in The Gaurdian entitled, ‘Does Culture define the Brand?’ which is from their Media Partner Zone. The Gaurdian’s Media Partner Zone is a good place to keep up to date with what is happening in the media industry. Maybe even get your creative juices flowing for you next assignment.

And if you are feeling a little more intellectual, the library has many books on Brand Culture. So pick a few up, if you are game.

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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Journalism & Publishing, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 From theory to practice : how to assess and apply impartiality in news and current affairs
Barkho, Leon.
Intellect, 2013.
Call No: PN4784.O24F931
2 Political journalism in transition : Western Europe in a comparative perspective
Kuhn, Raymond.
I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: PN5110.P769
3 Chinese investigative journalists’ dreams : autonomy, agency, and voice
Lexington Books, c2014.
Call No: PN5367.I58C539
4 The Hoot reader : media practice in twenty-first century India
Chattarji, Subarno.
Oxford University Press, 2013.
Call No: P92.I4H789
5 Understanding the media
Devereux, Eoin.
Sage, 2014.
Call No: P90.D491u 2014
6 Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan : iprobes and hipstamatic iPhone photographs
Leistner, Rita, 1964-
Intellect, 2013.
Call No: DS371.412.L532
7 Digital currents : how technology and the public are shaping TV news
Bivens, Rena, 1980-
University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.T34B624
8 Picture Post photographer
Chillingworth, John.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013.
Call No: TR653.C538
9 The Home Front
Friend, Melanie, 1957-
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013.
Call No: TR647.F911
10 Alain Bizos : Regard fulgurant
Caujolle, Christian.
Aman iman Editions, 2013.
Call No: TR650.C371
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Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Amateur filmmaking : the home movie, the archive, the web
Monahan, Barry
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.8.A487
2 Movies and American society
Ross, Steven Joseph
John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6M935ma
3 B is for bad cinema : aesthetics, politics, and cultural value
Perkins, Claire (Claire Elizabeth)
State University of New York Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.B111
4 Television audiences across the world : deconstructing the ratings machine
Bourdon, Jérôme
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HE8700.65.T269
5 Sinophone cinemas
Yue, Audrey
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.C4S617
6 Broadcasting diversity : migrant representation in Irish radio
Moylan, Katie.
Intellect, 2013.
Call No: HE8699.I73M938
7 Digital film-making
Figgis, Mike
Faber & Faber, 2014.
Call No: TR899.F471 2014
8 Invisible stars : a social history of women in American broadcasting
Halper, Donna L.
M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
Call No: PN1990.9.W64H195
9 Spectacle and the City : Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture
Kloet, Jeroen de.
Amsterdam University Press, c2013.
Call No: HT147.C6S741
10 Film manifestos and global cinema cultures : a critical anthology
MacKenzie, Scott, 1967-
University of California Press, c2014.
Call No: PN1995.F487fa
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Latest Print Titles – Public & Promotional Communication

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in New Arrivals, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

1 Cases in public relations management
Swann, Patricia
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: HD59.S972
2 Radio in context
Starkey, Guy
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN1991.75.S795 2014
3 Exploring public relations
Tench, Ralph
Pearson, 2014.
Call No: HM1221.E96 2014
4 Advertising and public relations research
Jugenheimer, Donald W.
M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
Call No: HF5814.A244 2014
5 Austerity : the great failure
Schui, Florian, 1973-
Yale University Press, 2014.
Call No: HC79.C6S385
6 Advertising transformed : the new rules for the digital age
Van Dyck, Fons.
Kogan Page Limited, 2014.
Call No: HF5823.V217
7 Indigenous conflict management strategies : global perspectives
Adebayo, A. G. (Akanmu Gafari), 1956-
Lexington Books, 2014.
Call No: HM1121.I39
8 Repairing the athlete’s image : studies in sports image restoration
Blaney, Joseph R.
Lexington Books, c2013.
Call No: GV714.R425
9 Consumer behavior
Kardes, Frank R.
South-Western, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.3.K18c 2015
10 Excommunication : three inquiries in media and mediation
Galloway, Alexander R., 1974-
The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Call No: HM1166.E96
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