Choice Picks for Media Folks – April Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 2 covers 8-12 Mar 16.

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Singaporean teenager scores China book deal ; Chinese publisher buys rights to Gabby Tye’s RunHideSeek trilogy
TODAY (Singapore), 8 April 2016, 764 words, Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — A Singaporean teenage author has managed to get her foot —and her books — into China, a move that many can only dream of. Sixteen-year-old author Gabby Tye, whose real name is Gabby Tan, has clinched a deal with Children’s Fun

Speaking of America; US election: Big money speaks softly in this nomination race
The Straits Times, 8 April 2016, 1402 words, Jeremy Au Yong, (English)
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been running campaigns for the presidential nomination without large corporate donors. This is rare in American politics.

Readers’ Post; Why Dr Lee’s column was not published
The Straits Times, 9 April 2016, 1715 words, Ivan Fernandez, (English)
The editor who worked on Dr Lee Wei Ling’s columns responds to her Facebook post alleging censorship of her articles
Several issues of serious journalistic concern arose from recent allegations by Dr Lee Wei Ling, a former columnist of The

The new Pioneer Generation: Freelancers
The Straits Times, 10 April 2016, 2321 words, Olivia Ho,Aw Cheng Wei, (English)
Labour MP Ang Hin Kee recently spoke of how freelancing is seen as a “frontier town”. On Pages B2-4, Olivia Ho and Aw Cheng Wei interview seven freelancers and find out how they are redefining the notion of work.

Lee Wei Ling’s accusations ‘completely untrue’: PM Lee
Channel NewsAsia, 05:41, 10 April 2016, 571 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Apr 10) responded to comments made on Facebook by his sister Lee Wei Ling.
In a statement on Facebook, Mr Lee said: “I am deeply saddened by my sister Dr Lee Wei Ling’s claim that I have …

Internet has changed people’s perception of the world, says Vivian at global security conference
The Straits Times, 11 April 2016, 259 words, Linette Lai, (English)
SINGAPORE – Terrorism is able to thrive in the modern age because the Internet has changed the way people look at the world, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday (April 11) morning.

To survive digital age, Singapore’s public service broadcasting must enhance content, reach: MCI
Channel NewsAsia, 02:30, 11 April 2016, 758 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Amidst a challenging media environment with increased competition from online sources, the Government will strengthen local public service broadcasting (PSB) by focusing on content, capabilities and channels, said Minister of …

Building Singapore Core in Infocomm Media
Singapore Government News, 11 April 2016, 3190 words, (English)
April 11 — Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, at the Committee of Supply Debate On 11 Apr 2016

Getting the Net advantage in marketing
Business Times Singapore, 12 April 2016, 1747 words, Vivien Ang, (English)
Founder of Happy Marketer Rachit Dayal wants to put Singapore on the global digital marketing map.
WHAT do you get when the worlds of digital marketing and hypnotherapy collide? A digital marketing consulting firm aptly named Happy Marketer.

Singapore authors ink deals abroad
The Straits Times, 12 April 2016, 1045 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Balli Kaur Jaswal has a two-book deal with HarperCollins while mother-daughter duo Eliza Teoh and Gabby Tye are poised to break into the China market

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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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