Choice Picks for Media Folks – June Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 4 covers 15-22 June 16.

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea trains new frontline in decades-old war with North
Channel NewsAsia, 11:40, 20 June 2016, 832 words, (English)
SEOUL: In one college major at Seoul’s elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders.

Two NTUC magazines to shut by end of the month
TODAY, 18 June 2016, 572 words, Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — Two magazine titles published by an arm of NTUC Link — collectively boasting one of the biggest circulations here, at 200,000 — will end their run at the end of this month, although subscribers have not yet been informed. The

MDA seeking proposals for two radio stations
The Straits Times, 16 June 2016, 496 words, Anjali Raguraman, (English)
The Media Development Authority (MDA) launched a public tender yesterday seeking proposals to operate radio stations on two frequencies.
They are FM 89.3, which is vacant, and FM 96.3, currently occupied by Expat Radio 96.3FM until September

Court backs rules treating Internet as utility, not luxury
TODAY, 16 June 2016, 444 words, (English)
WASHINGTON — High-speed Internet can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled, in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for Web users.

How China won the keys to Disney’s Magic Kingdom
TODAY, 16 June 2016, 1237 words, (English)
Shanghai — Disney had pushed China too hard, putting the company’s plans for a new theme park here in limbo. Disney’s chief executive Robert A Iger wanted to kick the years-long negotiations into high gear, so he took a corporate jet to

More than half of online users get news from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: Study
The Straits Times, 15 June 2016, 454 words, (English)
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a think-tank said on Wednesday (June 15), warning that the embrace of free news

New book reveals tidbits about Wong Kar Wai’s life
The Straits Times, 15 June 2016, 1177 words, Boon Chan, (English)
Film critic John Powers’ book on the film-maker reveals little-known details about his personal life
It has been reported that auteur Wong Kar Wai’s father worked on ships. But what is less known is that he later managed the largest

US tops list of countries with the most ‘soft power’
TODAY, 15 June 2016, 627 words, (English)
LONDON — The United States has overtaken Britain as the world’s leading “soft power”, according to a survey claiming that US President Barack Obama’s diplomatic moves in Iran, Cuba and Asia have helped to shift global opinion of the


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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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