Through the Airwaves – Don’t put all your eggs into one basket

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Through the Airwaves is a section of the Communication and Information blog which will look at one interesting subject related to the broadcast industry. This month we look at the television programming.

So what if you have a hit show? If you realise shows don’t last forever. After a while audience either lose interest or the cast lose interest or worse yet, the writer lose interest.

You have seen it happen to may your favourite shows from Glee to the X-Files, sustaining a hot show is not that easy.

In a recent article, HBO is now, trying to figure out their next strategy for sustaining programs. They are flying high with Game of Thrones, but when this show ends (and it seems it is coming to that soon) how will they garner a new hit.

Programming for a network is like a chess game, you need to know what to place where and then how to move the programs around for better impact.

Then of course there is deciding what show will succeed and fall flat, if I told pitch to you a show about a bunch or highly intelligent researchers navigating through life as a comedy, would you give me money to make that show. (I am talking about the hit comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, of course).

Is there a certain science to broadcast programming or do you just go with that ‘gut feeling’ when it comes to selecting the shows? If you were given a chance to run an entire TV station, what would you schedule?

Campaign Eye – Harley Davidson (Japan)

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With Campaign Eye, each month we will look at one campaign which is using an interesting way to promote their product or service.

This month let’s take a look at the Harley Davidson’s Campaign in Japan, where they are trying to get younger riders hook onto the Harley experience.

In line with Harley Davidson’s spirit of freedom on the open road, the campaign uses this very same ideology and reconnects it to a younger audience. To do this they are offering loans of their motorbikes for the weekend to take a break. This seems especially appealing to the young Japanese executive who have a heavy work schedule.

But will this be enough to get a younger demographic hooked? Changing brand perception is not an easy thing, nor is getting an entire new demographic to buy into your brand.

Will you take a ride with Harley?

INYT 2016 Asia Pacific Writing Competition

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‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ as the saying goes. Maybe today we need to change this to ‘the keyboard is mightier than the sword’. This is even more so when you are in a writing competition.

Every year the International New York Times (INYT) holds an Asia Pacific Writing Competition. This year the focus of this competition is on ‘Global Youth’.

If you have an interesting idea to write on this topic, then you may want to take part in this competition.

Click here for details on the competition and here for competition guidelines.

So ready, set, write (or type).

All the best.

So Happy – 50 Years of Singapore Rock @ NTU Libraries

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(This exhibition at NTU Libraries was made possible through the support from the NTU Arts Appreciation Series as part of the Dorothy Cheung Memorial Fund. This project is supported under the Singapore Memory Project’s irememberSG Fund, as part of the Singapore50 (SG50) celebrations) 

fFurious presents “So Happy: 50 Years Of Singapore Rock,” a retrospective exhibition of the local rock music community’s finest moments from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title was inspired by the 1991 radio hit, “So Happy,” recorded by Singapore indie band The Oddfellows.

At the heart of the “So Happy” exhibition is a timeline of 100 photographs showing prominent local rock bands from each decade. Accompanying the photographs are captions that tell a story about each band, written by individuals who are passionate about the local music industry.

The exhibition will also feature a collection of artefacts—vinyl records, cassettes, and a music mix and video interviews with 10 personalities who have made a difference in our rock history.

NTU Libraries showcases this exhibition across 5 library spaces. Follow this musical journey through the decades across the different spaces and experience an exhibition like no other.

The exhibition will run at all the libraries from 3 August 2015 till 1 September 2015

 1960s
Humanities & Social Sciences Library

1970s & 1980s
Business Library

1990s
Communication & Information Library

2000s
Art, Design & Media Library

2010s
Library Outpost @ South Spine Learning Hub

THE OPEN – Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate

The OpenThe vacation period has come around again and while some of you may be travelling, or going on internship, and even taking summer classes, some of you may be wondering what to do.

Here is an intriguing series of events right here in Singapore entitled The Open. These events are pre-festival activities of the Singapore International Festival of Arts. These events will be held mainly in June and comprise of an array of activities from performances, talks and walks, held all over our beautiful island.

This is may be what you need to get your mind refreshed and stocked up with new ideas for the semester ahead.  You can download the event guide right from The Open website, which is hyper linked above.

Have a great vacation

News You Can Use – June 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 27 May to 2 June 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Jolin Tsai video gets banned
The Straits Times, 27 May 2015, 481 words, Gwendolyn Ng, (English)
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai’s music video for the song We’re All Different, Yet The Same, featuring same-sex marriage, is banned on television and radio here. This applies to cable TV and free-to-air TV channels.

How we can be more civilised online
TODAY (Singapore), 1 June 2015, 818 words, William Wan, (English)
As the Internet and social media become more intertwined with our lives, we begin to see how the best and worst of human nature get amplified online. While the better actions of humankind do not get as much attention as they should in …

NAC cancels grant for book with ‘politically sensitive content’
TODAY (Singapore), 30 May 2015, 518 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — The National Arts Council (NAC) has withdrawn a publishing grant for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye on the eve of its Singapore launch because of “sensitive content”.

MDA Appoints GfK to Build New National Audience Measurement System
Singapore Government News, 29 May 2015, 387 words, (English)
May 29 — The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has awarded the tender for providing and managing the new Singapore Television Audience Measurement (SG-TAM) system to GfK. The award is valid for three years, with an option to …

ONLINE; One-stop destination for Asia’s best shorts
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 787 words, Dylan Tan, (English)
Viddsee’s founders, who are filmmakers themselves, are dedicated to curating and delivering the best short films from Asia on their streaming website.

Understanding the future of money and data
Business Times Singapore, 29 May 2015, 1585 words, REGINA LIM , (English)
Given innovative developments such as IoT and Bitcoin, is the law sufficiently elastic to cover them?
IN THE last decade, writes Thomas Friedman, “we have gone from a connected world … to a hyperconnected world” (Friedman, 2011). The …

 

News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 4 covers 20-26 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

 

Old local films return to big screen
The Straits Times, 25 May 2015, 652 words, Boon Chan, Media Correspondent, (English)
Five Singapore films from the 1950s to 1970s will be screened free, with their original hand-painted posters recreated
Five films from the golden age of Singapore cinema from the 1950s to 1970s will be restored and screened for the public …

Spotify to offer original and video content
MyPaper, 22 May 2015, 543 words, (English)
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STREAMING leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an expansion into video and original content, reaching beyond music as the company faces challenges to its dominance and strives to turn a profit.

Measuring mobile-app audiences
TODAY (Singapore), 22 May 2015, 791 words, Anindya Datta, (English)
This commentary is part of a series in TODAY’s Science section, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, that explores the computer science research projects conducted here.

Online content creators learn from the masters
Business Times Singapore, 22 May 2015, 462 words, Jacquelyn Cheok, (English)
MEDIA businesses hoping to stay ahead of the competition must harness the new opportunities arising from digital trends to grow their consumer base, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) said on Thursday.

Safety net? More like a trampoline: DPM Tharman
The Straits Times, 20 May 2015, 2327 words, (English)
SINGAPORE’S economic success, social policies and safety nets were some of the main issues discussed by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in an interview by BBC Hardtalk presenter Stephen Sackur at the St …

‘Ensure copyright’ of wedding photos
The Straits Times, 20 May 2015, 646 words, K.C. Vijayan, Senior Law Correspondent, (English)
Lawyers warn couples such images could be used by other parties
WEDDING photos are meant to be personal memories that last a lifetime.
But if couples do not ensure they own the copyright of images of their big occasion, they could end up …

News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 3 covers 13-19 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

 

How the Government helps Singaporeans help themselves
TODAY (Singapore), 19 May 2015, 2417 words, (English)
Singapore’s social welfare policy is like a trampoline, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, with the Republic providing support that encourages citizens to take up opportunities without undermining …

IDA gives Singtel ‘stern warning’ for Gushcloud incident ; StarHub accepts authority’s decision to close matter, M1 will not pursue issue
TODAY (Singapore), 19 May 2015, 648 words, Tan Weizhen, (English)
SINGAPORE — The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) yesterday issued a “stern warning” to Singtel, following the completion of investigations into what it deemed a negative marketing campaign involving social media agency Gushcloud.

SG+50: FUTURE TRENDS 2065; Wanted: A new Pioneer Generation
The Straits Times, 18 May 2015, 1889 words, Peter Ho For The Straits Times, (English)
An ageing population. Climate change raising sea levels. Always-on technology. In this brave new world, Singapore needs a generation bold enough to change mindsets.

Smart Nation needs smart data management
The Straits Times, 14 May 2015, 732 words, Mark Bentkower For The Straits Times, (English)
AS SINGAPORE marches towards its Smart Nation goal, government bodies, enterprises and citizens will witness a massive volume of data collected from various sources – the Internet of Things, connected devices, sensors, apps and so on.

Facebook begins direct publication of news articles
TODAY (Singapore), 14 May 2015, 1004 words, (English)
MENLO PARK (California) — Facebook’s long-rumoured plan to directly host articles from news organisations started yesterday, concluding months of delicate negotiations between the Internet giant and publishers that covet its huge audience, …

Lighting the way for film makers today

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Did you know that it was 120 years ago, on December 28, 1895, when the very first public film screening was held in Paris, at the Saloon Indien du Grand Café. The pair responsible for this screening was, of course, the Lumiere Brothers.

I bet you then, they could never have imagined the massive impact this small event would have on the history of the world. It literally crafted out a multi-billion dollar industry, and changed the way we look at entertainment. Recently in Paris, this 120th anniversary was marked by a special exhibition in their honour.

Filmmaking is a blend of art and science, and while today we see a lot of this kind of collaboration, when the Lumiere brothers started, this kind of collaboration was something rarely explored. They were also very quick to patent their invention, which was a good move on their part.

There has been a lot of criticism about the quality of the films today, with many complaining about the quality of the scriptwriting, over-budget productions, mindless violence, and not to forget, the constant remakes and reboot of old movies.

But truthfully where would we be if the brothers never had that screening. Let’s just say it would be a whole lot less entertaining. So cheers to the Lumiere Brothers!

Some interesting sites to visit:

News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 6-12 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

 

The Slow Movement is picking up speed
TODAY (Singapore), 12 May 2015, 717 words, (English)
In an age of tech acceleration and the need to consume as much information as quickly as possible, a slower alternative is picking up speed. Welcome to slow watching, slow reading and even slow journalism.

IBM, Facebook tie up to use personal data for ads
TODAY (Singapore), 8 May 2015, 504 words, (English)
NEW YORK — Personalised marketing — the product pitch or message that really hits its target, the right person at the right time — is the much-discussed ideal in advertising and sales.The truth is that personalised marketing is, well, …

EYE ON SINGAPORE; The arts as new global ambassador
The Straits Times, 7 May 2015, 1749 words, Corrie Tan, (English)
Singapore’s cultural charm offensive has deep pockets and reach, but is it winning hearts?
IN MARCH and April, residents and tourists in Toulouse, France, might have spotted on their walk through town a tiny, red-and-white “lion boy” sitting …

Why battle for Net neutrality in the US matters globally
Business Times Singapore, 7 May 2015, 1130 words, Frank-Jürgen Richter, (English)
At stake could be an Internet where all information is treated equally, promoting openness and free trade; a non-neutral Web benefits a few at the expense of many.

Former TRS editor sets up news site ‘based in Australia’ ; Founder of Straits Times Review calls for article contributions
TODAY (Singapore), 6 May 2015, 552 words, Joy Fang, (English)
SINGAPORE — A new website describing itself as an “independent news site based in Australia” has emerged, shortly after news broke that the authorities had ordered the shutdown of The Real Singapore (TRS) portal.

News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 29 Apr to 5 May 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

New rules this year for advertisements touting investments
Business Times Singapore, 5 May 2015, 1047 words, Claire Huang,Lee Meixian , (English)
Case also asks for foreign property ads to be subject to equally stringent rules that govern local real estate
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BEFORE the year is over, advertisements on investments in financial instruments and properties will face more stringent …

Socio-political site shut down on MDA’s orders
The Straits Times, 4 May 2015, 646 words, Rachel Au-Yong, (English)
The Real Singapore had published ‘objectionable’ material
SOCIO-POLITICAL website The Real Singapore (TRS) was shut down by its editors yesterday, after the Media Development Authority (MDA) suspended their licence to operate the site and …

MDA’s move reflects light touch towards content regulation: Analysts ; Decision ‘sheds light on how internet code of practice can be used’
TODAY (Singapore), 4 May 2015, 493 words, Valerie Koh, (English)
SINGAPORE — The Media Development Authority’s (MDA) decision to act against The Real Singapore reflects the light touch it has pledged towards content regulation, said media observers and academics TODAY spoke to.

From online to offline friends
The Straits Times, 3 May 2015, 946 words, Bryna Singh, (English)
People are finding it easy to become friends in real life with those they link up with virtually
Through an app, they got into a business relationship before ending up as friends.

Political websites creating a buzz
The Straits Times, 2 May 2015, 2392 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
Some claim over one million views each month, a few still dogged by controversy
WHEN rumours surfaced in 2012 that Workers’ Party MP Yaw Shin Leong had an affair with a married colleague, it was a political blog that first went to town with …

Access and education key to IP protection
The Straits Times, 1 May 2015, 828 words, Bryan Ghows, For The Straits Times, (English)
THE recent furore over Dallas Buyers Club is not new. In 2007, there was an uproar over similar actions taken out by Odex against members of the public for downloading anime. In the 1990s, there was similar outrage.

Using smartphone location data without infringing privacy
TODAY (Singapore), 1 May 2015, 648 words, Stephane Bressan, (English)
A new series in TODAY’s Science section, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore School of Computing, starts today. This series explores a selection of computer science research projects carried out here and how they can …

US news industry struggling with shift to mobile: study
Business Times Singapore, 30 April 2015, 775 words, (English)
Digital revenues “remain largely on the wish list” for news organisations, says Pew Research Center
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THE news industry is struggling with a shift to mobile, getting scant revenues as more readers turn to smartphones and tablets for …

The political storm over the Googleplex
The Straits Times, 29 April 2015, 875 words, Gideon Rachman, (English)
GOOGLE regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last week, I could see why.

Risky sex in movies
The Straits Times, 29 April 2015, 1078 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
A recent string of locally made movies titillates with a sexual theme, but that does not guarantee a film’s success
Just when it seemed as if every made-inSingapore movie was going to be cookie-cutter wholesome, a few film-makers have dared …

News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 4

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 4 covers 22-28 Apr 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Spotify lives out its vision of building a ‘new music economy’
Business Times Singapore, 28 April 2015, 624 words, Jacquelyn Cheok (English)
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THE music industry is no stranger to disruption. Vinyl records, cassette tapes and compact discs were once the rage until piracy – through digital file-sharing platforms like Napster – appeared in the late 1990s and ate away at …

To toe govt line, Japanese news media practise self-censorship
TODAY (Singapore), 28 April 2015, 815 words, THE NEW YORK TIMES , (English)
TOKYO — It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan’s carefully managed media world: Mr Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce critic of the political establishment, abruptly departed from the scripted …

‘Wondrous’ function of science journalists
The Straits Times, 26 April 2015, 952 words, Sunday with Ignatius Low Managing Editor, (English)
They help explain the significance of discoveries and the ‘eureka’ moments
As part of my job, I sit on a panel that interviews students seeking internships at this newspaper.

The (new) art of war: Fighting disruption
Business Times Singapore, 25 April 2015, 1138 words, Michael Wade (English)
Faced with an Uber, industry incumbents have certain strengths and strategies they can employ to respond to a digital enemy.
DIGITAL disruption is a hot topic these days. The news is full of stories about how companies and industries are …

Manner in which views are communicated matters too
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 314 words, Amos Maximilian Lee, (English)
I refer to the letter “Fear of backlash can censor debate” (April 24), which stated: “When individuals collectively demand the removal of support from something they consider deeply offensive and harmful, it communicates that the public …

Equating piracy with theft ineffective
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 358 words, Heng Cho Choon, (English)
The report “Piracy losing its stigma here” (April 24) again resurrected the issue of whether unauthorised file sharing is tantamount to stealing.

MediaCorp, Indon digital media firm in strategic alliance
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 613 words, (English)
JAKARTA — MediaCorp has invested in a 52 per cent equity stake in Indonesian digital media company KapanLagi Network (KLN), which owns several of Indonesia’s most successful Web portals including kapanlagi.com.

The shows must go on ; Archival exhibitions are in vogue this month — but what happens after SG50?
TODAY (Singapore), 25 April 2015, 1850 words, Mayo Martin, (English)
Very few things scream “rock ‘n’ roll” better than a pair of scruffy, dressed-up Levi’s 501s. Much like the two hanging in one corner of the National Museum of Singapore’s Salon exhibition space.

South Carolina paper wins top Pulitzer award
The Straits Times, 22 April 2015, 628 words, (English)
New York – The Post And Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, with a staff of 80 and a daily circulation of 85,000, won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism awarded on Monday for a series on the high number of deaths …

Old Singapore photos on auction
The Straits Times, 22 April 2015, 926 words, Lisabel Ting, (English)
Collection of 160 prints from the 1800s is the biggest on sale by Sotheby’s in more than 20 years
One hundred and sixty photographs of Singapore, mostly taken between 1860 and the 1880s, will be going under the hammer at Sotheby’s auction …

News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 3

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 3 covers 15-21 Apr 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Pulitzer Prizes set to be awarded honouring journalism, arts
Channel NewsAsia, 22:20, 20 April 2015, 215 words, (English)
NEW YORK: The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes were set to be awarded on Monday, honouring top work in U.S. journalism, literature, drama and other arts.

The secrets behind Cannes Film Fest ; How does a film get picked? Do male directors have the upper hand? The Fest director takes us behind…
TODAY (Singapore), 18 April 2015, 1470 words, Peter Debruge, (English)
This year’s Cannes Film Festival line-up is out and you’ve got Palme d’Or laureate Gus Van Sant’s The Sea Of Trees and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth set to jazz up the 68th edition, where regular Woody Allen also returns after a three-year …

The S’porean in the digital ether: An evolving identity
TODAY (Singapore), 18 April 2015, 1656 words, Assistant Digital Media Editor Alicia Wong, (English)
SINGAPORE — In this “Wild Wild West” as the Internet has been called, individuals and communities band together to speak out on policies, raise petitions for causes they believe in and aid hapless tourists.

Can Singapore accept a non-Jack Neo film?
The Straits Times, 15 April 2015, 1117 words, John Lui Film Correspondent, (English)
Director Ken Kwek’s debut feature, Unlucky Plaza, mixes black humour with social commentary
There is one thing that writer-director Ken Kwek would like people to know about his film Unlucky Plaza: He made his movie for everyone, not just …

News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 8-14 Apr 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

SPH to help digital media start-ups develop technology
The Straits Times, 14 April 2015, 643 words, Grace Chng Senior Correspondent, (English)
20 new S-E Asia firms to be picked for corporate accelerator programme
SINGAPORE Press Holdings will help develop digital media start-ups that can help the company monetise its rich content library.

New Bill clears the air for drone enthusiasts
The Straits Times, 14 April 2015, 519 words, Lester Hio, (English)
Law, likely to take effect in June, spells out when permits are needed
DRONE enthusiasts now have a better picture of whether they need a permit to fly their devices and where they can do so.

Social media firms turn to stealth marketing to sneak in ads
The Straits Times, 13 April 2015, 353 words, (English)
PARIS – The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetise activity on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads.

Prof, no one is reading you
The Straits Times, 11 April 2015, 1003 words, Asit K. Biswas And Julian Kirchherr For The Straits Times, (English)
An average academic journal article is read in its entirety by about 10 people. To shape policy, professors should start penning commentaries in popular media.

Making scents of a place
The Straits Times, 11 April 2015, 1050 words, Ankita Varma, (English)
Retailers, hotels and hospitals are creating signature scents to improve their customers’ experience
The next time you are in a department store, hotel or dentist’s office, take a moment to pull yourself away from the barrage of visual …

Myanmar’s media finding its feet in new landscape
The Straits Times, 11 April 2015, 697 words, Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief In Bangkok , (English)
Much is at stake in first general election at the end of the year
JOURNALISTS protesting, journalists in jail, a prominent newspaper apologising for a cartoon critical of the military, and a major media website hacked.

MediaCorp lays off, redeploys staff following reorganisation
TODAY (Singapore), 10 April 2015, 561 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — MediaCorp yesterday retrenched 33 employees and redeployed 50 others within the company to growth areas, following a reorganisation to sharpen its focus on consumers and their preferences.

What makes Asean millenials tick
MyPaper, 9 April 2015, 1192 words, TIM HILL, (English)
TIME magazine dubbed America’s millennial generation (those born after 1980) as “lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents”. Apart from living with their parents, it would seem that millennials in South-east Asia share …

News remains the core, but start-ups also welcome
The Straits Times, 9 April 2015, 1934 words, (English)
The digital newsroom of the future is here. That’s the message from Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief, English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings, at the EMTM Annual Awards ceremony yesterday

News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 1-7 Apr 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Rolling Stone retracts article on brutal gang rape, issues apology
The Straits Times, 7 April 2015, 400 words, (English)
Magazine’s discredited story a result of failures in editorial process: Report
NEW YORK – Rolling Stone magazine has retracted its article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the release of a report on …

Film festival for the blind
The Straits Times, 6 April 2015, 540 words, (English)
Paris – In most movie theatres, the lights go dark and the feature begins, but for an audience attending a film festival under way this month, the whole world is dark and stays that way.

THE LAST RALLY | MR LEE KUAN YEW 1923 – 2015; What’s next for Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew?
The Straits Times, 4 April 2015, 1105 words, Han Fook Kwang, Editor At Large, (English)
Passing of larger-than-life leader will bring inevitable change, but key question is what this entails
IT HAS been almost a fortnight since Lee Kuan Yew passed away.

NLB programme to help children assess quality of online information
TODAY (Singapore), 4 April 2015, 381 words, Jordon Simpson, (English)
SINGAPORE — They are quick to go on the Internet to do research for their schoolwork, but as soon as they find nuggets of information, many do not cross-check its veracity against other resources. Many also cut and paste information they …

Ensuring blogosphere’s positive potential
Business Times Singapore, 3 April 2015, 1379 words, Nayef Al-Rodhan, (English)
Governments must take steps to limit extreme abuses of blogs while letting them be the means by which the masses can be heard.
THE Internet and global interconnectivity, while often taken for granted, has changed the face of social reality. …

Fashion’s human side ; The industry has much to gain from honest documentaries
TODAY (Singapore), 3 April 2015, 1480 words, (English)
NEW YORK — One of the thorniest questions in the fashion world right now — the one that keeps designers and chief executives up at night and arguing during the day — is not, as you might think, whether it is beneficial for a brand to have …

Outpouring of support for arrested Malaysian editors
TODAY (Singapore), 2 April 2015, 545 words, THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER , (English)
KUALA LUMPUR — Following their arrests this week, the five Malaysian Insider top executives and senior editors yesterday received an outpouring of support from fellow media professionals, members of the public and even politicians.