News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 4 covers 22-28 Apr 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Spotify lives out its vision of building a ‘new music economy’
Business Times Singapore, 28 April 2015, 624 words, Jacquelyn Cheok (English)
THE music industry is no stranger to disruption. Vinyl records, cassette tapes and compact discs were once the rage until piracy – through digital file-sharing platforms like Napster – appeared in the late 1990s and ate away at …

To toe govt line, Japanese news media practise self-censorship
TODAY (Singapore), 28 April 2015, 815 words, THE NEW YORK TIMES , (English)
TOKYO — It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan’s carefully managed media world: Mr Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce critic of the political establishment, abruptly departed from the scripted …

‘Wondrous’ function of science journalists
The Straits Times, 26 April 2015, 952 words, Sunday with Ignatius Low Managing Editor, (English)
They help explain the significance of discoveries and the ‘eureka’ moments
As part of my job, I sit on a panel that interviews students seeking internships at this newspaper.

The (new) art of war: Fighting disruption
Business Times Singapore, 25 April 2015, 1138 words, Michael Wade (English)
Faced with an Uber, industry incumbents have certain strengths and strategies they can employ to respond to a digital enemy.
DIGITAL disruption is a hot topic these days. The news is full of stories about how companies and industries are …

Manner in which views are communicated matters too
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 314 words, Amos Maximilian Lee, (English)
I refer to the letter “Fear of backlash can censor debate” (April 24), which stated: “When individuals collectively demand the removal of support from something they consider deeply offensive and harmful, it communicates that the public …

Equating piracy with theft ineffective
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 358 words, Heng Cho Choon, (English)
The report “Piracy losing its stigma here” (April 24) again resurrected the issue of whether unauthorised file sharing is tantamount to stealing.

MediaCorp, Indon digital media firm in strategic alliance
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 613 words, (English)
JAKARTA — MediaCorp has invested in a 52 per cent equity stake in Indonesian digital media company KapanLagi Network (KLN), which owns several of Indonesia’s most successful Web portals including

The shows must go on ; Archival exhibitions are in vogue this month — but what happens after SG50?
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 1850 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
Very few things scream “rock ‘n’ roll” better than a pair of scruffy, dressed-up Levi’s 501s. Much like the two hanging in one corner of the National Museum of Singapore’s Salon exhibition space.

South Carolina paper wins top Pulitzer award
The Straits Times, 22 April 2015, 628 words, (English)
New York – The Post And Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, with a staff of 80 and a daily circulation of 85,000, won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism awarded on Monday for a series on the high number of deaths …

Old Singapore photos on auction
The Straits Times, 22 April 2015, 926 words, Lisabel Ting, (English)
Collection of 160 prints from the 1800s is the biggest on sale by Sotheby’s in more than 20 years
One hundred and sixty photographs of Singapore, mostly taken between 1860 and the 1880s, will be going under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction …

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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