Choice Picks for Media Folks – July Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 3 covers 14-20 July 16.

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Pop Culture; New rule on R21 content reflects changing media landscape
The Straits Times, 20 July 2016, 815 words, John Lui, (English)
Low-key announcement by the Media Development Authority speaks volumes about how content classification must adapt to changing TV viewing habits

The outdated notion of nationalism in a globalised world: The China Post
The Straits Times, 19 July 2016, 685 words, (English)
In its editorial on July 19, the paper argues that the world needs leaders who can unite, not divide.
After the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague ruled against China’s sovereignty claim in the South China Sea, a person posted

China’s online retailers move into real world
The Straits Times, 18 July 2016, 631 words, Chong Koh Ping, China Correspondent In Shanghai, (English)
Boom in O2O market as e-players seek new areas of growth
Ms Sara Xue is a fan of a new supermarket in the eastern city fringe of Shanghai, in the Pudong district.

Apple proposes simpler songwriting royalties for streaming
TODAY, 18 July 2016, 650 words, (English)
NEW YORK — In the music industry’s streaming battles, the fight extends to even the minutiae of copyright.
Apple, in a government filing on Friday, proposed simplifying the highly complex way songwriting royalties are paid when it comes to

Newspapers, free-to-air TV top consumer satisfaction rankings
TODAY, 15 July 2016, 584 words, Laura Elizabeth Philomin, (English)
SINGAPORE — Newspapers outranked other media services such as websites and television, in terms of consumer satisfaction with content quality, a study showed, while Mediacorp’s free-to-air TV and over-the-top platform (Toggle) also came out

More children used social media in 2015: MDA
Channel NewsAsia, 15:08, 14 July 2016, 317 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The number of children who used social media in 2015 saw a sharp jump from the previous year, according to a study by the Media Development Authority (MDA).

Online streaming services have the highest viewership among millennials: MDA survey
The Straits Times, 14 July 2016, 257 words, Irene Tham, (English)
SINGAPORE – Streaming movies and shows over the Internet has become a norm in Singapore, with the highest viewership among millennials or those aged 15 to 34.

Who needs social media? Millennials who hardly use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
The Straits Times, 17 July 2016, 1849 words, Benson Ang, (English)
Some millennials here hardly use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. They tell The Sunday Times there’s more to life than posting updates
The use of social media is commonly associated with younger folk.

S’pore’s future: Be flexible or be first?
The Straits Times, 14 July 2016, 797 words, Olivia Ho, (English)
Push for innovation: Expert urges S’pore to build up ‘second-mover advantage’ but others disagree
The Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) was a well-muscled predator with large teeth, but it is extinct today. In contrast, the little cockroach is still

Digital age means companies can be born global players: Iswaran
Business Times Singapore, 14 July 2016, 709 words, Lee U-Wen , (English)
Connectivity has enabled homegrown companies to become global successes quickly if they have good offerings and can scale up fast, he says

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