Choice Picks for Media Folks – April Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 3 covers 13-19 Mar 16.

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20 years on, Mee Pok Man remains one of the most important Singapore films, say experts
The Straits Times, 13 April 2016, 729 words, John Lui, (English)
Mee Pok Man, which earned a strict R(A) rating when it was released 20 years ago, is now being celebrated as an influential Singapore film at The Projector

Singapore author wins American book award
The Straits Times, 13 April 2016, 460 words, Lee Jian Xuan, (English)
Singaporean author and artist Desmond Kon has clinched an independent publishing award for his book Babel Via Negativa, which was published here last year .

Arts groups critical of Govt still receiving State funding
TODAY (Singapore), 15 April 2016, 354 words, Neo Chai Chin, (English)
Many arts groups that have put up productions which criticised the Government continue to be funded by the State, and they have had their funding increased over the years, Ms Grace Fu said in Parliament yesterday.

Youth and social media – the message matters too
The Straits Times, 15 April 2016, 1228 words, Nadzirah Samsudin and Carol Soon For The Straits Times, (English)
The youth vote can have a powerful impact, making or breaking a politician’s election campaign.
United States President Barack Obama secured more than 60 per cent of the youth vote when he first won the presidency in 2008. Ms Tsai Ing-wen,

‘I was trying to tell him I live here and won’t run’
The New Paper, 15 April 2016, 1002 words, NABILAH AWANG, (English)
As news emerges of actress Rui En in another accident this year, she clarifies what she told owner of motorbike she had hit on Tuesday

Veteran ST journalist traces India’s journey to Modi in new book
The Straits Times, 16 April 2016, 785 words, Shefali Rekhi, (English)
India’s tumultuous journey in the decade that culminated in the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is examined in a new book by veteran Straits Times journalist Ravi Velloor.

Cannes debut for Singapore director K. Rajagopal’s first feature A Yellow Bird
The Straits Times, 18 April 2016, 702 words, Boon Chan, (English)
SINGAPORE – Two decades after self-taught Singapore film-maker K. Rajagopal took flight as an award-winning director of short films, he will finally debut his feature-length work.

Reuters, NY Times share Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography
Channel NewsAsia, 15:21, 18 April 2016, 275 words, (English)
NEW YORK: Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East and the Associated Press won the award for public service for a report on labor …

d.edge: The business model of ride sharing
The Edge Singapore, 18 April 2016, 2069 words, (English)
It is rare for any company, let alone a six-year-old upstart, to have its name become a verb. Just like people google something on the Internet ­rather than search for it, these days you just “uber” somewhere rather than drive or take a …

Enterprise: Careers: Having a LinkedIn profile might land you your dream job
The Edge Singapore, 18 April 2016, 1125 words, By Jeffrey Tan, (English)
Everyone wishes to clinch their dream job. Unfortunately, not everyone is successful. One reason could be that jobseekers lack sufficient visibility in the job market, despite having the right qualifications and skillset. Perhaps having an …

Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun talks targets for his term in office
The Straits Times, 19 April 2016, 771 words, Akshita Nanda, (English)
As NMP, theatre veteran Kok Heng Leun wants to highlight the role of the arts in everyday life and act as a mediator between artists and the authorities


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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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