News You Can Use – October 2014 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 01-07 October 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Culture Vulture; Lit Prize not on same page as publishers
Straits Times, 7 October 2014, 1101 words, Akshita Nanda, (English)
Record number of entries but critics sceptical the award will have an impact
Celebrity readings of shortlisted works, appearances by authors at bookstores, huge promotional posters. And all for the Singapore Literature Prize, which saw a …

ST wins award for economics journalism
Straits Times, 7 October 2014, 436 words, (English)
Story exploring commitments of S’pore companies to Brazil impressed judges
A STORY about the growing footprint of Singapore companies in Brazil has helped The Straits Times clinch an award for economics journalism from a leading European …

Understanding the principles of nudging
Business Times Singapore, 7 October 2014, 1010 words, dan gibson, (English)
AN advertising agency recently announced the launch of a new unit that specialises in “Behaviour Change”.
It’s undeniably true that the best communications work always seeks to instigate an active response, literally a change in behaviour, …

Start local, go global ; South-east Asia cinema needs proper nurturing
TODAY (Singapore), 7 October 2014, 749 words, Patrick Frater , (English)
The coming relaunch of the Singapore International Film Festival and steady expansion of the Luang Prabang Festival in Laos, both of which focus entirely on films from South-east Asia, suggest growing interest in regional cinema.

MDA happy to work with games industry on Bill against remote gambling
Channel NewsAsia, 15:32, 6 October 2014, 86 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) said it is happy to work with the games industry to clarify how a proposed Bill against remote gambling will be put

Exiles shouldn’t get to air ‘self-serving accounts’
Straits Times, 4 October 2014, 621 words, (English)
THE political exiles featured in a documentary that cannot be shown in public or distributed here should not be allowed to air their “self-serving accounts” of the fight against communism, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
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Facebook hops on the shoulders of Atlas
Digital Life, 1 October 2014, 613 words, (English)
The social media giant’s new advertising platform will allow advertisers to tap its detailed knowledge of its users to push out direct ads to users of other online media. VINDU GOEL reports

MDA tells firm behind socio-political site to register
Straits Times, 1 October 2014, 494 words, Tham Yuen-C, (English)
THE Media Development Authority (MDA) has asked the company which manages socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC) to register under a class licensing Act, which prohibits the company from receiving foreign funding.

Curbs up ahead for F&B ads targeted at kids
Business Times Singapore, 1 October 2014, 748 words, Claire Huang, (English)
Restrictions kick in in January for food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt
FROM January next year, advertisers and the media industry will have to comply with a new framework that restricts the promotion of food and drinks high in fat, …

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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