Choice Picks for Media Folks – March Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 1 covers 24 Feb to 2 Mar 16.

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Film-making families tell of joys and pains of working together
The Straits Times, 2 March 2016, 2558 words, Boon Chan, (English)
Couples and siblings share the joys and challenges of making movies together
Joel and Ethan Coen – as well as Andy and Lana Wachowski – do it in Hollywood. So did James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow, before they divorced.

MPs question if release of more information could have dispelled falsehoods
TODAY (Singapore), 2 March 2016, 629 words, Ng Jing Yng, (English)
SINGAPORE — The question of whether the authorities could have shared more information to dispel allegations on the Benjamin Lim case being circulated was raised by Members of Parliament (MPs) , after the Home Affairs and Education …

The Works: Q1 Newspaper Audience Report
The PANPA Bulletin, 1 March 2016, 618 words, The Newspaper Works, (English)
The increasingly complex world of advertising has never provided so many opportunities to get it right – and get it wrong.
Concerns around digital advertising are dominating the thinking of marketers and media agencies currently. The demand

Material Girl toes the line
The Straits Times, 1 March 2016, 871 words, Eddino Abdul Hadi, (English)
Madonna was surprisingly well-behaved at her virgin Rebel Heart concert in Singapore

The promise and perils of direct elections
The Straits Times, 28 February 2016, 1331 words, Chua Mui Hoong, (English)
To lower risk of rogue leaders being elected, educate and expose voters to election process to help them vote wisely
My first introduction to the promise and perils of democracy came in secondary school. That was when we students came

‘I struggled before asking for help’
The New Paper, 27 February 2016, 866 words, TAN TAM MEI, (English)
Owner of bookstore appeals online to save ailing business

Singaporean musicians need to find ways to be Singaporean: Dick Lee
Channel NewsAsia, 22:27, 26 February 2016, 5133 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Dick Lee is one of Singapore’s best-known music personalities. A singer-songwriter, whose song, Home, written almost 20 years ago, still resonates with many Singaporeans and has become almost a microcosm of Singaporean-ness.

Too similar?
The Straits Times, 27 February 2016, 1091 words, Deepika Shetty, (English)
Manila-born Monica Delgado’s artworks look like that of renowned Singapore artist Jane Lee
A pilates teacher and New York- based artist has been creating artworks very similar to leading Singapore painter Jane Lee’s.

Instagram has attracted more than 200,000 advertisers, company says
Channel NewsAsia, 11:10, 24 February 2016, 393 words, (English)
NEW YORK: Five months ago, Facebook Inc began trying to transform its picture-sharing app, Instagram, into a money-making business. Since then, Instagram has attracted more than 200,000 advertisers, the company announced Wednesday, a clear …

Reworked ‘In the Room’ more spunky: Eric Khoo
Channel NewsAsia, 07:42, 24 February 2016, 1948 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The uncut but modified version of acclaimed director Eric Khoo’s In The Room opens in cinemas on Feb 25.
The original version of the erotic drama had failed to get rated by the Media Development Authority (MDA) for general release …


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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