Choice Picks for Media Folks – January Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 2 covers 6-13 Jan 16.

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TRS apologises to SPH for infringing copyright of 244 of its news articles
The Straits Times, 13 January 2016, 189 words, (English)
SINGAPORE – Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and the duo behind the now-defunct socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS) have reached an out-of-court settlement of a copyright infringement suit, SPH said on Wednesday (Jan 13).

Korean programmes available here for free on new streaming service
The Straits Times, 13 January 2016, 529 words, Gwendolyn Ng, (English)
Korean content from the four major broadcasters – SBS, KBS, MBC and CJ E&M – is available here for free on a new streaming service, Viu.

Wanda goes to Hollywood: China tycoon’s firm buys film studio Legendary for US$3.5 billion
Channel NewsAsia, 23:00, 11 January 2016, 774 words, (English)
BEIJING: Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has bought U.S. film studio Legendary Entertainment for about US$3.5 billion, turning its chairman into a Hollywood movie mogul as China’s richest man steps up a drive to diversify his …

Social media a key battleground in Taiwan election
Channel NewsAsia, 20:05, 11 January 2016, 526 words, (English)
TAIPEI: With just days to Taiwan’s elections, the presidential race is heating up online. All three parties are putting everything they have into the battle to win young voters, with Facebook, Line and Instagram as the three key theatres of …

Strategies for digital brand building
Business Times Singapore, 12 January 2016, 1207 words, Martin Roll , Strategies for digital brand building, (English)
A lack of skills and a lack of confidence in metrics hold organisations back from achieving brand-building success in digital realms.
DIGITAL branding as a channel for brand building has seen exponential growth in the last few years. It has …

Sean Penn slammed for interview with drug lord
The Straits Times, 12 January 2016, 693 words, (English)
Actor met Mexican kingpin Guzman ‘to see if media, govt portrayals of him were right’
WASHINGTON • Actor Sean Penn has come under fire, one day after Rolling Stone magazine published his account of a clandestine meeting with Mexican drug …

From men to boys
The Straits Times, 10 January 2016, 1000 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Troy Chin talks about the darker side of his time in the army in the seventh book in his The Resident Tourist series
The uglier side of national service is one of the subjects of Troy Chin’s latest offering in his The Resident Tourist comic …

Netflix’s debut highlights outdated laws
The Straits Times, 8 January 2016, 667 words, Irene Tham, (English)
United States-based video streaming service Netflix’s debut in Singapore yesterday shines the spotlight once more on outdated media laws that subject local brick-and-mortar content distributors to far stricter regulations than overseas …

Holy Water dropped, other adjustments made to Madonna’s R18 show
The Straits Times, 8 January 2016, 557 words, Eddino Abdul Hadi,Anjali Raguraman, (English)
Madonna will not be allowed to perform the song Holy Water at her first Singapore show at the National Stadium on Feb 28, says the Media Development Authority (MDA).

Mediacorp celebrates 80 years of radio ; Talent search, exhibition and a TV show among events under Radio 80 initiatives
TODAY (Singapore), 8 January 2016, 416 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — Here’s a reason to tune in to the radio for the entire year — in fact, a full 80 years’ worth of reasons.
Mediacorp is marking eight decades of radio broadcasting by rolling out Radio 80, a slew of initiatives throughout 2016 in …

Tweets may soon turn into a long song ; The micro-blogging website is considering scrapping its famed 140-character limit
TODAY (Singapore), 7 January 2016, 618 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction and build a feature that will allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters, well beyond its current 140-character limit, in a bid to make its service more …

Support for Tan Pin Pin pulling film out of KL festival
The Straits Times, 6 January 2016, 544 words, Anjali Raguraman, (English)
Many are in support of Singaporean film-maker Tan Pin Pin’s decision to pull her 2005 film documentary Singapore GaGa from an event due to be held in Kuala Lumpur next week.


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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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