Choice Picks for Media Folks – July Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 4 covers 21-29 July 16.

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Mediacorp celebrates outstanding journalism at 2016 Mediacorp News Awards
Channel NewsAsia, 11:06, 29 July 2016, 456 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Mediacorp honoured some of the best journalistic works across its news platforms – on television, radio, print and online – at the 2016 Mediacorp News Awards Gala on Thursday evening (28 Jul).

Twitter turns to video ads to boost ailing growth ; Company is betting on live streaming content in the face of poor revenue, audience growth
TODAY, 28 July 2016, 741 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — This week brought a stark reminder of what can happen to Internet businesses that are overtaken by rivals: Yahoo, an iconic Web company that lost out to Facebook and Google, agreed to sell its core Internet operations to

ST retains position as top newspaper to reach audience
The Straits Times, 26 July 2016, 356 words, (English)
The Straits Times (ST) has retained its top spot as Singapore’s newspaper of the year in an annual survey conducted by Marketing magazine, a monthly publication on advertising and marketing in Asia.

Primer; Can social media use be negotiated sensibly?
The Straits Times, 25 July 2016, 1411 words, Daryl Chin, (English)
This is the eleventh of 12 primers on various current affairs issues, published as part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

Drive your car and get paid… for ads
The Straits Times, 25 July 2016, 797 words, Toh Yong ChuanSenior Correspondent, (English)
Local ad start-up says it has 1,000 private car drivers willing to ‘rent out’ ad space for a fee
A local advertising agency is reviving the idea of turning private cars into advertising billboards.

Fans eager for launch of Pokemon Go here, but trespassers beware
The Straits Times, 24 July 2016, 542 words, Irene Tham, (English)
With Pokemon Go’s debut in Japan on Friday, Singapore fans of the wildly popular game expect it to be launched here soon and are getting ready and set to go.

Relations within the home is a recurring theme among youth film-makers
TODAY, 22 July 2016, 916 words, Reena Devi , (English)
Singapore — A recently widowed taxi driver dies in a tragic car accident and ends up striking a deal with an underworld minion to find a missing soul. In exchange, he gets to see his young daughter one last time.

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