Choice Picks for Media Folks – March Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 2 covers 3-8 Mar 16.

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SPH, StarHub to collaborate on content, data analytics, advertising
Business Times Singapore, 8 March 2016, 462 words, Jacquelyn Cheok, (English)
MEDIA and telecommunications titans SPH (Singapore Press Holdings) and StarHub have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and innovate in areas of content creation, data analytics, marketing and advertising

Former TRS editor expected to plead guilty to sedition; husband to claim trial
TODAY (Singapore), 8 March 2016, 636 words, Kelly Ng, (English)
SINGAPORE — One of the two editors behind the now-defunct sociopolitical website The Real Singapore (TRS) has indicated that she will plead guilty to all her eight charges, which include seven charges under the Sedition Act.

Epigram Books in the running for Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year
The Straits Times, 7 March 2016, 595 words, Nabilah Said, (English)
The Singapore publisher is one of the five Asian nominees in the running for the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher of the Year
Singapore publisher Epigram Books is in the running for the first time for the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher

NTUC, govt agencies tap star power of social-media influencers ; Lifestyle and travel bloggers, Instagram ‘stars’ roped in to spread messages
TODAY (Singapore), 7 March 2016, 823 words, Laura Elizabeth Philomin, (English)
SINGAPORE — In December, fashion blogger Nellie Lim was engaged by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to generate some buzz for the opening of Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) with a glamorous photoshoot, with her Instagram posts tagged with …

Growing the SPH portfolio amid waves of disruption
The Straits Times, 5 March 2016, 1050 words, Patrick Daniel, (English)
Each year, the English/Malay/Tamil Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings holds an awards event to celebrate journalistic excellence. It kicks off with a speech by the division’s editor-in-chief Patrick Daniel, who spoke this year about

MDA Directs TOC to Return Advertising Revenue
Singapore Government News, 4 March 2016, 241 words, (English)
March 4 — The Media Development Authority of Singapore (“MDA”) today directed The Opinion Collaborative Ltd (“TOC Ltd”) to return $5,000 in advertising revenue to a non-commercial foreign advertiser.

Fashion goes mobile ; The race is on for beauty and fashion brands to engage their consumers at their smartphones
TODAY (Singapore), 4 March 2016, 1046 words, Marianne Wee-Slater, (English)
Marianne Wee-Slater
Singapore — It’s not as if we need more reasons to stay glued to our smartphones, but an increasing number of fashion and beauty brands are creating mobile-phone apps aimed at increasing interaction with their …

The evolution and renewal of Singapore’s literary scene
Channel NewsAsia, 11:05, 3 March 2016, 927 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The history of writing and publishing in the Republic has followed the ebb and flow of different languages.
Professor Philip Holden from the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore, …

Benjamin Lim case: TOC denies deliberately misleading the public
The Straits Times, 3 March 2016, 1213 words, Seow Bei Yi,Walter Sim, (English)
Blog cites ‘dearth of information available’, says ‘inaccuracies not the same as falsehoods’
A day after Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam charged that it had engaged in a “planned, orchestrated campaign using falsehoods” to blemish

Students learn about news and how to get it
The Straits Times, 3 March 2016, 624 words, Pang Xue Qiang, (English)
NTU team runs workshops to get disadvantaged kids interested in current affairs, hone their Internet literacy
Secondary school student Yeat Xin Yi thought robots replacing humans in jobs happened only in fiction. She enjoyed watching science


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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