News You Can Use – January 2015 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 3 covers 14-20 Jan 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Former president S R Nathan shares his concerns in new book
Straits Times, 20 January 2015, 628 words, Walter Sim, (English)
He dwells on rising discontent in society and how new media altered tone of political debate
FORMER president S R Nathan says he is concerned by an atmosphere of rising discontent in Singapore society, in a new book launched yesterday.

Analytics firm to track video viewers across devices ; Initial research shows digital viewership for television networks increased as much…
TODAY (Singapore), 20 January 2015, 451 words, (English)
NEW YORK — People are spending an exploding amount of time watching video on their mobile phones or streaming programmes to their television sets, but so far the industry has struggled to track that behaviour.

THE LIFE! INTERVIEW WITH Yeoh Siew Hoon; Writing to ride the Internet
Straits Times, 19 January 2015, 1846 words, Melissa Kok, (English)
A thirst for travel inspired journalist Yeoh Siew Hoon to start a website for the industry
As a young girl growing up in the tiny state of Penang in the 1960s, Malaysian writer and tourism veteran Yeoh Siew Hoon dreamt of leaving her …

YouTube voters live in a different world
The New Paper, 17 January 2015, 686 words, FOO JIE YING, (English)
Like Mr Lee said, his parents kept going back to World War II and Japanese Occupation while the generation that came after will remember the post-independence struggle. We feed off …

Printer declines to include image
The New Paper, 17 January 2015, 303 words, (English)
The Economist pulls page with Charlie Hebdo cover
The Economist magazine has pulled a page that would have included a picture of French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s latest cover from its latest edition printed in Singapore.

Charlie Hebdo and the hold of absolute values
Straits Times, 17 January 2015, 729 words, Bilahari Kausikan, (English)
THE world rightly condemned the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. The tragedy has spawned hundreds of commentaries around the world. Is there really a need for yet another one? Most have predictably cast the issue in terms of freedom of …

Balancing freedom and responsibility in the British press
Straits Times, 15 January 2015, 887 words, Roy Greenslade, (English)
WHY did the British press, unlike some newspapers elsewhere in Europe, refuse to republish the caricatures of Prophet Muhammad that led to the slaughter of 12 Charlie Hebdo staff?

PARIS SHOOTINGS; Lessons from France for Singapore
Straits Times, 15 January 2015, 806 words, Sanjay Perera For The Straits Times, (English)
THE brutal deaths of 17 people in Paris, once regarded as the city of dreams and the cultural capital of the world, are having a devastating effect on France.

To publish or not to publish: The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ dilemma in India
Channel NewsAsia, 21:25, 14 January 2015, 417 words, (English)
NEW DELHI: Editors and publishers in India have been in two minds about whether to publish the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons as a mark of respect to the murdered cartoonists.

SPH, INKEF invest in social media news curation platform
Business Times Singapore, 14 January 2015, 492 words, Jacquelyn Cheok, (English)
CROWDYNEWS – a Netherlands-based social media curation platform for media companies – has raised 2.5 million euros (S$3.95 million) in Series A funding, in a round led by Dutch venture capital firm INKEF Capital and joined by the …

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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