Choice Picks for Media Folks – June Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 1 covers 25 May to 2 June 16.

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Start Singapore: Viddsee inks deal with Discovery Networks
The Straits Times, 2 June 2016, 845 words, (English)
Viddsee inks deal with Discovery Networks
Singapore online short film hub Viddsee has expanded its video inventory by inking a partnership with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, a leading global entertainment network.

Futurist: More changes in next 20 years than last 300
Business Times Singapore, 2 June 2016, 541 words, Amit Roy Choudhury, (English)
THE next 20 years are likely to bring more changes to humanity than the past 300 years, futurist Gerd Leonhard declared on Wednesday.

Music world unites against YouTube as it seeks change to copyright laws
TODAY (Singapore), 2 June 2016, 1121 words, (English)
NEW YORK — A few years ago, the biggest enemy of the music industry was Pandora Media. Then Spotify became the target. Now it is YouTube’s turn.

Beset by rivals and record labels, Spotify plots path to profit
Channel NewsAsia, 08:55, 1 June 2016, 1220 words, (English)
STOCKHOLM: Spotify is a household name, with more paying users than any other music-streaming service in the world. But it doesn’t make a penny.

Here’s why Disney built a resort in Shanghai
The Straits Times, 1 June 2016, 1156 words, Howard Yu For The Straits Times, (English)
To fight piracy, foreign companies in China are going for flagship stores that offer an authentic customer experience
In China, the land of pirated DVDs and fake merchandise, the government’s sudden anti-counterfeit campaign may have come as

More freedom of speech, but some restrictions necessary: DPM
TODAY (Singapore), 31 May 2016, 378 words, Neo Chai Chin, (English)
SINGAPORE — Singapore society should evolve towards more freedom of speech but some restrictions, such as on hate speech, are necessary, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday at the Pre-University Seminar.

VR theme park to open in Guizhou
MyPaper, 30 May 2016, 378 words, (English)
PLANS have been unveiled for a ground-breaking virtual-reality (VR) theme park where visitors can find themselves immersed in a world living with aliens, riding unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and fighting dragons.

Finding fame in fanfiction
The New Paper, 30 May 2016, 688 words, KIMBERLEY CHIU, (English)
S’porean writers let their imaginations run wild online

We need a wiser Singapore, not a reactionary one: NMP Kok Heng Leun
Channel NewsAsia, 01:16, 28 May 2016, 6004 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: It was only after his second attempt that Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Kok Heng Leun got into the chambers of Singapore’s legislature, and when he stood to speak for the first time in April, he set out to make his speech

Lack of funds, so socio-political sites IQ, Six-Six close
TODAY (Singapore), 26 May 2016, 675 words, Kenneth Cheng, (English)
SINGAPORE — Two socio-political websites, one of them less than a year old, have called time on their operations.
Inconvenient Questions (IQ), launched in January last year by former Nominated Member of Parliament Viswa Sadasivan, will cease


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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