News You Can Use – March 2015 – Issue 5

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 5 covers 25-31 Mar 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Adults turn to colouring books to destress
The Straits Times, 31 March 2015, 918 words, (English)
New York – It may surprise fans of Johanna Basford’s intricately hand-drawn colouring books that the artist is, by her own admission, “pretty bad” at colouring.

Culture Vulture; When netizens unite with respect
The Straits Times, 31 March 2015, 1065 words, Ong Sor Fern, (English)
Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death has shown that online, there is eloquence, creativity and sensitivity in Singaporeans
I have been mulling the world of social media in the past week and wondering if there might be a tipping point now where online …

Ads in newspapers, magazines may be more effective: WPP chief
Business Times Singapore, 31 March 2015, 838 words, Neil Behrmann, (English)
Advertising and other media spending in the Asia-Pacific region estimated to rise to US$296b in 2015
London
MARTIN Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the giant ad agency and communications group, believes that advertisers need to reconsider …

Gushcloud draws up rules on good social media marketing practices ; Draft guidelines include ethics assessment for influencers, advertisers…
TODAY (Singapore), 31 March 2015, 641 words, Yvonne Lim, (English)
SINGAPORE — Social media agency Gushcloud has come up with a set of guidelines on good conduct when engaging social media “influencers” for its staff, in the wake of a debacle earlier this month that saw the agency come under heavy …

Old meets new at Golden Mile Tower
The Straits Times, 27 March 2015, 942 words, Isaac Neo, (English)
Will new cinema usher in revival for a neglected, ailing complex?
MANY of the shops are shuttered, and the paint is peeling, but the remaining eateries and KTV lounges in Golden Mile Tower carry on business as usual.

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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Journalism & Publishing, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Mapping foreign correspondence in Europe
Terzis, Georgios.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN4784.F6M297
2 Journalism and eyewitness images : digital media, participation, and conflict
Mortensen, Mette, 1971-
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN4784.T34M887
3 David Seymour
Seymour, David, 1911-1956.
Silvana editoriale, 2014.
Call No: TR650.S521
4 Contemporary Chinese print media : cultivating middle class taste
Zheng, Yi, 1961-
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Call No: PL2273.Z63c
5 Popular representations of development : insights from novels, films, television and social media
Lewis, David, 1960-
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: HD75.P831
6 Media coverage of crime and criminal justice
Robinson, Matthew B.
Carolina Academic Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.C74R663 2014
7 Convergent journalism : an introduction, writing and producing across media
Filak, Vincent F.
Focal Press, 2015.
Call No: PN4784.O62C766 2015
8 Reaching audiences : a guide to media writing
Yopp, Jan Johnson.
PEARSON, 2013.
Call No: P96.A86Y59 2013
9 Introducing the language of the news : a student’s guide
Busà, Maria Grazia.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: P96.L34B976
10 Magazine writing
Benson, Chris, 1953-
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.F76B474
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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Information Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Marketing and social media : a guide for libraries, archives, and museums
Koontz, Christie.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: Z716.3.K82
2 Improving student information search : a metacognitive approach
Blummer, Barbara.
Chandos Publishing, 2014.
Call No: ZA3075.B658
3 Too much is not enough! : Charleston Conference proceedings, 2013
Charleston Conference (33rd : 2013 : Charleston, S.C.)
Against the Grain Press, LLC, 2014.
Call No: Z672.5.C477c 2013
4 Scholarly information discovery in the networked academic learning environment
Li, Lili.
Chandos Publishing, 2014.
Call No: ZA3075.L693
5 The Ladybird story : children’s books for everyone
Johnson, Lorraine.
The British Library, 2014.
Call No: Z325.L235J67
6 RDA and cartographic resources
Andrew, Paige G.
ALA Editions, 2015.
Call No: Z695.6.A563
7 The preservation and protection of library collections : a practical guide to microbiological controls
Zerek, Bogdan Filip.
Chandos Publishing, 2014.
Call No: Z701.Z58
8 The work of authorship
Eechoud, Mireille M. M. van.
Amsterdam University Press, 2014.
Call No: K1420.5.W926
9 Library consortia : models for collaboration and sustainability
Horton, Valerie.
ALA Editions, 2015.
Call No: Z672.13.U6L697
10 Automation and networking of libraries : a manual of library management software and applications of computer technology in libraries
Mishra, LakshmiKant.
New Age International, 2008.
Call No: Z678.9.M678
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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Communication Policy & Research, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Interdisciplinary mobile media and communications : social, political, and economic implications
Xu, Xiaoge.
Information Science Reference, 2014.
Call No: HM851.I61s
2 Star power : the impact of branded celebrity
Barlow, Aaron, 1951-
Praeger, 2014.
Call No: P96.C35S795 V1 / P96.C35S795 V2
3 Health communication : theory, method, and application
Harrington, Nancy Grant.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: R118.H434h
4 The political economy of television sports rights : between culture and commerce
Evens, Tom.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Call No: GV742.3.E93
5 Digital literacy and digital inclusion : information policy and the public library
Thompson, Kim M., 1971-
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: HM851.T473
6 Communication, public discourse, and road safety campaigns : persuading people to be safer
Guttman, Nurit.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: HE5614.G985
7 Evaluation in advertising reception : a socio-cognitive and linguistic perspective
Bullo, Stella, 1975-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P96.M36B938
8 Media transparency in China : rethinking rhetoric and reality
Xie, Baohui, 1971-
Lexington Books, 2014.
Call No: P95.82.C6X6
9 Interacting with objects : language, materiality, and social activity
Haddington, Pentti.
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014.
Call No: P93.55.I61n
10 The marketplace of attention : how audiences take shape in a digital age
Webster, James G.
The MIT Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.A83W381m
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News You Can Use – March 2015 – Issue 4

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 4 covers 18-24 Mar 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

New prize for fiction raises $20,000 question
The Straits Times, 24 March 2015, 1231 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
THE literary industry in Singapore turned a page this month as a local publisher announced the country’s richest prize for English fiction, unsupported by government grants or other sponsors.

MR LEE KUAN YEW 1923 – 2015: UNORTHODOX LEADER; Did Mr Lee create a Singapore in his own image?
The Straits Times, 24 March 2015, 2833 words, Chua Mui Hoong Opinion Editor And Rachel Chang Assistant Political Editor, (English)
From cleaning up dirty rivers and city grounds, to reforming the language environment, Lee Kuan Yew nagged and cajoled a nation into improving its social habits. He even tried to tell them whom to marry.

When the gloves came off ; ‘In my bag I have a hatchet, and a very sharp one’
TODAY (Singapore), 24 March 2015, 1752 words, Syed Amir Hussain, (English)
When journalist Dennis Bloodworth in 1989 described Mr Lee Kuan Yew as “bloody-minded and ruthless with his adversaries. He stomps them into the ground”, he was using metaphors no less graphic and remorseless than ones Mr Lee was wont to …

Tisch to offer film courses through NUS tie-up
The Straits Times, 23 March 2015, 688 words, Sandra Davie Senior Education Correspondent, (English)
Students will be able to spend semester at New York school from next Jan
THREE years ago, the final credits rolled at the New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts (Asia) as it announced that it was closing its doors in Singapore.

Small-town India’s aspirations push newspaper boom ; Print media much more accessible as about 80% of country lacks Internet access
TODAY (Singapore), 23 March 2015, 635 words, (English)
NEW DELHI — Young office worker Rewatiraman Shukla, who lives in a slum on New Delhi’s outskirts, cannot remember a time when his family did not have a newspaper delivered to their home, even when home was a single room in a congested …

Guidelines being drafted, but major player takes wait-and-see approach
The Straits Times, 22 March 2015, 373 words, Pearl Lee, (English)
The Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (Asas) is drafting its first advertising guidelines for social media, but one of the biggest players in the blog advertising community here may want no part of it.

SINGTEL, GUSHCLOUD MARKETING SCANDAL; It all started with an anonymous e-mail
The Straits Times, 22 March 2015, 616 words, Lim Yi Han, (English)
Blogger Xiaxue set out to expose smear campaign but did not expect storm that followed
The Gushcloud-Singtel scandal all began with an anonymous e-mail to Ms Wendy Cheng, the blogger better known as Xiaxue.

Smear campaign sparks calls for stricter ad rules
The Straits Times, 21 March 2015, 760 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English)
Singtel marketing fiasco a good wake-up call for industry: Experts
STARHUB and M1 have accepted a public apology by Singtel group chief executive Chua Sock Koong for a smear campaign that ran last year.

Discovery Channel founder starts non-fiction video streaming service
Business Times Singapore, 20 March 2015, 431 words, (English)
Los Angeles
DISCOVERY Channel founder John Hendricks on Wednesday launched a subscription streaming service for fans of science, technology and history, with the goal of dominating the non-fiction category in on-demand, online video.

Singtel says sorry over Gushcloud controversy ; Telco finds out staff who worked with agency had not adhered to its marketing standards
TODAY (Singapore), 18 March 2015, 849 words, Xue Jianyue, (English)
SINGAPORE — Singtel has apologised for the controversy stirred up by the actions of social media agency Gushcloud, which was accused of incentivising social media “influencers” to complain about rival telcos as part of a campaign for …

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News You Can Use – March 2015 – Issue 3

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue3 covers 11-17 Mar 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Social media lead: DBS, UOB challenge OCBC’s claims
The Straits Times, 17 March 2015, 403 words, Rachael Boon, (English)
CLAIMS by OCBC that it leads the way among local lenders in the increasingly important social media arena drew strong rebuttals from rivals DBS and United Overseas Bank (UOB) yesterday.

Nimble-footed survivor
Business Times Singapore, 17 March 2015, 811 words, Francis Kan, (English)
Adapting to a fast-changing landscape has helped IM Communications thrive in challenging times.
AS MOBILE screens and social media feeds dragged consumers away from their newspapers and television sets, advertising agencies have had to …

Telco storm brews over social media smears ; M1, StarHub ask IDA to probe allegations that Singtel prompted ‘influencers’ to complain about…
TODAY (Singapore), 17 March 2015, 796 words, Xue Jianyue, (English)
SINGAPORE — The major telcos here have been dragged into a controversy over the conduct of social media agency Gushcloud, with M1 and StarHub asking the authorities to look into allegations that Singtel, through the agency, incentivised …

Niche magazines flourish in Internet age
The Straits Times, 16 March 2015, 984 words, Lee Jian Xuan, (English)
Two magazines – on design and food – are making a worldwide splash despite their high prices and amid talk of print dying
One is an indie design magazine swathed in a thick laminate, featuring perfectly chiselled and coiffed models in …

Heartbreak at publishing house
The Straits Times, 15 March 2015, 715 words, FENG ZENGKUN, (English)
I was 24 years old when I spent four months deflating thousands of people’s dreams.
I was working as an intern at a well-known science fiction and fantasy publishing firm in the United States.

How to build a ‘rational’ cyberspace
TODAY (Singapore), 12 March 2015, 943 words, Carol Soon, (English)
Last month, the Media Literacy Council (MLC) launched a campaign to spur pro-social online behaviour. The campaign, timed to mark the Safer Internet Day, celebrates individuals and groups that exhibit responsibility and empathy in their …

BUDGET DEBATE; MDA to nurture digital film and video sectors
Business Times Singapore, 11 March 2015, 817 words, Amit Roy Choudhury, (English)
Singapore
THE Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is looking at developing a Creators’ Space to nurture the country’s digital film and video sectors by increasing collaboration within the community.

BUDGET DEBATE; Public-service TV content to get more funding
Business Times Singapore, 11 March 2015, 533 words, Amit Roy Choudhury, (English)
Singapore
THE government will invest S$250 million per year over the next five years on public-service broadcast (PSB) programmes to make available more compelling and engaging local TV content.

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The State of Digital Business in Asia Pacific

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Happenings | 0 comments

Date: 8 April 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 12.00pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Free-Style Room, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Research Techno Plaza (RTP/XF 02-04H)

About this talk

Forrester’s research shows 85% of companies don’t have the skills and resources to deliver on their digital business transformation. How do organisations address the opportunity for digital transformation with their customers? Are they educating and enabling your sales and marketing teams to target this revenue opportunity?
Forrester explains that organisations go through three major phases in their journey towards becoming a digital business:

  • Digital Experience
  • Digitised Processes
  • Digital Business

In this session, Frederic will help you understand the typical challenges that organisations are facing in their digital transformation journeys,and the impacts on your organisation from a sales and marketing point of view. Join us to understand how the competitive environment is changing from a technology services point of view to address these digital opportunities.

About the speaker
Frederic Giron, VP and Research Director serving CIO Professionals

Register now for this talk today

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Is Spotify good or bad?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies | 0 comments

When Spotify first came to Singapore, I was very happy, as I became able to search for and stream music as I wished. I started using the free desktop version and also the mobile version on my smartphone. I stopped using it when the trial for the mobile version expired, for I did not want to pay.

Later on, Spotify changed tact and they are now offering free access on mobile, tablet and computer.

I have yet to try it again, although I have always wondered how their business model works. If you’re curious like me, check out this short documentary below by students from the 2014 GO-FAR programme.

Here’s the introduction from the video producers:

Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, comes under the spotlight. It is acting against music piracy by getting users to subscribe to their service. But has it really been a force for good? And are they paying artists enough?
This film includes voices of the music industry in Sweden, where Spotify originated. Indie artists, an electronic dance music deejay and a music pirate make their case for or against Spotify.

 

2014: Stream Dream from Gofar.sg on Vimeo.

 

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News You Can Use – March 2015 – Issue 2

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 2 covers 4-10 Mar 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Technology a key driver in advertising industry
The Straits Times, 9 March 2015, 540 words, (English)
MS CONNIE Chan, president of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore (4As), and managing director of market management service firm, MEC Global Solutions, gives her views on the future of the advertising industry in …

Environment champion walks the talk
The Straits Times, 9 March 2015, 1280 words, (English)
This week, Ignatius Low looks at the many suggestions readers of this series have submitted of people they feel are helping to define the new Singapore, and picks an expat environmentalist who tells him that it is never too late to follow …

[ME & MY MONEY]; Father of ‘Singapore Girl’ invests by instinct
The Straits Times, 8 March 2015, 1789 words, Rachael Boon, (English)
Founder of Batey Ads has dabbled in property and racehorses but prefers to invest in people
The brand guru who dreamt up global icon the Singapore Girl for Singapore Airlines (SIA) has developed an offbeat take on investing after his decades …

BY INVITATION; Law plays catch-up with technology
The Straits Times, 7 March 2015, 1581 words, Simon Chesterman, For The Straits Times, (English)
Regulating technology requires the law to keep abreast of rapidly changing trends. The explosion of personal information and the growth of virtual currencies pose particular challenges.

Time for digital financial innovation
Business Times Singapore, 6 March 2015, 682 words, Vivianne Arnold , (English)
THE advent of the Internet has often been compared to invention of the printing press in the late 15th century. Like the Internet, the printing of books made information ubiquitous and readily accessible, empowering people with knowledge …

Do not let past misdemeanours haunt youths in the Internet age
TODAY (Singapore), 5 March 2015, 958 words, Lim Sun Sun, (English)
The recent trials and subsequent treatment of the five teenagers involved in the Toa Payoh graffiti incident are regrettable in many ways.
Certainly, while violating Singapore’s tough anti-vandalism measures is disturbing, so too is the …

Singapore has the best quality-of-living standards in Asia: Mercer report
Channel NewsAsia, 17:23, 4 March 2015, 421 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: The Republic is the city with the best living quality-of-living standards in Asia, according to the Mercer 2015 Quality of Living Rankings released on Wednesday (Mar 4).

NLB saga: Author defends controversial book
The Straits Times, 4 March 2015, 539 words, Pearl Lee, (English)
Characters in White Swan Express reflect her pro-family values, she says
JEAN Davies Okimoto’s children’s book, The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption, made headlines last year when the National Library Board (NLB) pulled it off the …

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Women in Communication

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Audio-Visual Materials, Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Contest, Happenings, Industry News & Updates, Useful Tools | 0 comments

Strong Women

If you are reading this on 8 March and there is a lady sitting near you, turn and wish her Happy International Women’s Day.

UNESCO has set aside this day every year to celebrate women and their achievements and there is no better day to take a look at women in the field of communication.

And being the good librarian that I am, I have done up some resources concentrating on women and communication.

Below are some books to check out, but if you are more of the visual type, there is also a list of movies to borrow. These lists are by no means exhaustive, I am sure you have your own take on some great books and movies dealing with the feminine mystic. The United Nations also have a list of resources on Gender and Women’s Issues.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Books
Women in Mass Communication
Women and Advertising
Women and Stereotype

DVDs
The Iron Lady
Pretty Woman
Women without Men
Why women count
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Birds
Breakfast at Tiffany

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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Communication Policy & Research, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Technological advancements and the impact of actor-network theory
Tatnall, Arthur.
Information Science Reference, 2014.
Call No: HM846.T255t
2 Virtue in media : the moral psychology of excellence in news and public relations
Plaisance, Patrick Lee.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P94.P698v
3 Critical political economy of the media : an introduction
Hardy, Jonathan, 1963-
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: P96.E25H269
4 From mutual observation to propaganda war : premodern revolts in their transnational representations
Griesse, Malte.
Transcript, 2014.
Call No: P96.W352F931
5 A first look at communication theory
Griffin, Emory A.
McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
Call No: P90.G851 2015
6 Locative media
Goggin, Gerard, 1964-
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: HM851.L811
7 Gameworlds : virtual media and children’s everyday play
Giddings, Seth.
Bloomsbury, 2014.
Call No: GV1469.34.S52G453
8 Childhood, mobile technologies and everyday experiences : changing technologies = changing childhoods?
Bond, Emma.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HQ784.I58B711
9 Talk radio, the mainstream press, and public opinion in Hong Kong
Lee, Francis L. F.
Hong Kong University Press, 2014.
Call No: DS796.H753L477
10 Sex, sin, and science : a history of syphilis in America
Parascandola, John, 1941-
Praeger, 2008.
Call No: RC201.5.A2P223
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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Information Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 The perils of print culture : book, print and publishing history in theory and practice
McElligott, Jason, 1972-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: Z124.P444
2 Reimagining reference in the 21st century
Dove, John G., 1946-
Purdue University Press, 2015.
Call No: Z711.R363
3 The risky business of French feminism : publishing, politics, and artistry
Sweatman, Jennifer L.
Lexington Books, 2014.
Call No: Z305.D47S974
4 Anonymous agencies, backstreet businesses, and covert collectives : rethinking organizations in the 21st century
Scott, Craig R. (Craig Richard)
Stanford Business Books, 2013.
Call No: HD30.3.S425a
5 Automatic Text Summarization
Moreno, Juan Manuel Torres.
ISTE Ltd/John Wiley and Sons Inc, 2014.
Call No: Z695.92.A939
6 Behind every good decision : how anyone can use business analytics to turn data into profitable insight
Jain, Piyanka.
American Management Association, 2015.
Call No: HD30.28.J25
7 Intellectual property and traditional knowledge in the global economy : translating geographical indications for development
Dagne, Teshager W.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: K1562.D126
8 Fire and water : scientific heresy in the Forest Service
Schiff, Ashley L.
Harvard University Press, 1962.
Call No: SD565.S333
9 Exemplar of Americanism : the Philippine career of Dean C. Worcester
Sullivan, Rodney J.
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, c1991.
Call No: E664.W83S951
10 New publication cultures in the humanities : exploring the paradigm shift
Dávidházi, Péter.
Amsterdam University Press, 2014.
Call No: Z286.E43N532
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News You Can Use – March 2015 – Issue 1

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Communication Policy & Research, Industry News & Updates, Information Studies, Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in Factiva.com (Issue 1 covers 25 Feb to 3 Mar 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Red faces in Blurred Lines plagiarism suit
The Straits Times, 3 March 2015, 1096 words, (English)
Awkward music industry details exposed as pop stars Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. defend themselves
New York – Before a special audience in Los Angeles last week, velvet-voiced pop singer Robin Thicke performed his 2013 hit …

Praised and pilloried – investigative journalist no stranger to controversy
The Straits Times, 3 March 2015, 322 words, (English)
CONTROVERSY is not new to investigative journalist Chai Jing, whose documentary on China’s air pollution has become the latest talking point.

Celebrating the birth of the paperback
The Straits Times, 1 March 2015, 721 words, (English)
New York – Curious strollers in early-16th-century Venice might have paused by the shop of the great printer Aldus Manutius only to be scared off by a warning posted over the door, reading, “State your business briefly, and then immediately …

Manager cleared over sale of ‘un-Islamic’ book
The Straits Times, 27 February 2015, 342 words, (English)
KUALA LUMPUR – A Muslim manager of bookstore chain Borders Malaysia has been given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the country’s Syariah High Court on a charge of selling and distributing a book which the authorities said …

US ruling on Net neutrality will have impact worldwide
The Straits Times, 25 February 2015, 879 words, Ang Peng Hwa And Kyu Ho Youm For The Straits Times, (English)
THE recent announcement by Mr Tom Wheeler, chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), that the US government will ensure Net neutrality signals a significant shift in how the Internet will be treated in the …

Millennials still prefer print for pleasure and learning
Business Times Singapore, 25 February 2015, 1247 words, (English)
Studies show the highest print readership rates are among those aged 18 to 29
Washington
FRANK Schembari loves books – printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a …

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The New York Times – Anatomy of a Screen

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Audio-Visual Materials, Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Happenings, Industry News & Updates, Useful Tools | 0 comments

Image taken from 'Anatomy of a Scene' site from The New York Times

Have you watched a really great movie and admired the way the scene or scenes were shot. The colour, balance, framing and lighting, then you may be interested to check out The New York Times – Anatomy of a Screen.

The site allows you to take a close look at selected scenes from various movies. You will be able to hear from the directors themselves on why they chose to film these scenes in that particular manner.

If you need a little inspiration for your next film project, take a look and listen and maybe you might get a creative spark, if not, it is a great site to learn more about your favourite movies

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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Information Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Structural knowledge : techniques for representing, conveying, and acquiring structural knowledge
Jonassen, David H., 1947-2012.
L. Erlbaum, 1993.
Call No: Q387.2.J76
2 The copyright wars : three centuries of trans-Atlantic battle
Baldwin, Peter, 1956-
Princeton University Press, 2014.
Call No: K1420.5.B182
3 The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin : the damn good times of a fiercely independent publisher
Bancroft, Kim.
Heyday, 2014.
Call No: Z473.H55B213
4 The laws of the knowledge workplace : changing roles and the meaning of work in knowledge-intensive environments
Jemielniak, Dariusz.
Gower Publishing Limited, 2014.
Call No: HD8039.K59L425
5 Nineteenth-century transatlantic reprinting and the embodied book
DeSpain, Jessica.
Ashgate, 2014.
Call No: Z473.D468
6 Information retrieval in digital environments
Dinet, Jérôme.
ISTE, 2014.
Call No: ZA3075.D583
7 Publishing business in eighteenth-century England
Raven, James, 1959-
The Boydell Press, 2014.
Call No: Z325.R253p
8 The history of the book in 100 books : the complete story, from Egypt to e-book
Cave, Roderick.
Firefly Books, 2014.
Call No: Z4.C378
9 Pathways to knowledge and inquiry learning
Pappas, Marjorie, 1938-
Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
Call No: LB1027.44.P218
10 Snapshots of reality : a practical guide to formative assessment in library instruction
Broussard, Mary Snyder.
Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014.
Call No: ZA3075.B876
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Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life
Brownell, Kathryn Cramer.
The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6B884
2 Frank Capra’s Eastern horizons : American identity and the cinema of international relations
Rawitsch, Elizabeth.
I.B. Tauris, 2015.
Call No: PN1998.3.C36R257
3 Lewis Baltz : common objects : Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard
Baltz, Lewis, 1945-2014.
Steidl, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.25.B197
4 Performing new media, 1890-1915
Askari, Kaveh.
John Libbey Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.A1P438
5 Embodied encounters : new approaches to psychoanalysis and cinema
Piotrowska, Agnieszka.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.E53
6 The Lucas effect : George Lucas and the New Hollywood
McCarthy, Patti J.
Teneo Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1993.5.U65M123
7 Classic Hollywood : lifestyles and film styles of American cinema, 1930-1960
Pravadelli, Veronica, 1964-
University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6P918
8 25 : histories and memories of the Singapore International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival (25th : 2014 : Singapore)
Singapore International Film Festival Ltd., 2014.
Call No: PN1993.42.S5S617 2014
9 Lang man yan yi : Dian ying gong zuo shi chuang yi fei fan nian wu nian 浪漫演義 : 電影工作室創意非凡廿五年 / [香港國際電影節協會 ; 編輯李焯桃].
Hong Kong International Film Festival (33th : 2009)
Xianggang guo ji dian ying jie xie hui, 2009.
Call No: PN1999.F55H772
10 Peter Ho-Sun Chan : my way
Li, Zhuotao.
Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd., 2012.
Call No: PN1998.3.C6433P478
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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

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1 The cultural imaginary of the internet : virtual utopias and dystopias
Yar, Majid.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HM851.Y26
2 Communication rights and social justice : historical accounts of transnational mobilizations
Padovani, Claudia.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HM1206.C734
3 Challenging communication research
International Communication Association. Annual Conference (63rd : 2013 : London, England)
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: P91.3.C437 2013
4 Media and development
Scott, Martin, 1982-
Zed Books, 2014.
Call No: P96.D45S428
5 Media and the sexualization of childhood
Gunter, Barrie.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Call No: HQ784.M3G977
6 TV-hero(in)es of boys and girls : reception studies of favorite characters
Götz, Maya.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HQ784.T4G687
7 Risk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technology
Flynn, J. (James), 1934-
Earthscan, 2001.
Call No: P96.T42R595r
8 Transmedia frictions : the digital, the arts, and the humanities
Kinder, Marsha.
University of California Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.T42T772
9 Human communication : the basic course
DeVito, Joseph A., 1938-
Pearson Education, 2015.
Call No: P90.D496 2015
10 Visual culture and public policy : towards a visual polity?
Bekkers, V. J. J. M.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P95.8.B424
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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

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1 Wanderlust : 1954-2013
Höpker, Thomas.
Te Neues, 2014.
Call No: TR820.5.H872
2 Directing the documentary
Rabiger, Michael.
Focal Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1995.9.D6R116 2015
3 Social construction and news work : newsworkers, civic function, and resistance in the changing media world
Schulte, William.
Teneo Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4797.S386
4 The Epilogue
Abril, Laia.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2014.
Call No: TR820.5.A163
5 The new censorship : inside the global battle for media freedom
Simon, Joel, 1964-
Columbia University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4751.S595
6 Mirrors and Others : Image Text Louvre
Schulze, Andreas.
Spector Books, 2014.
Call No: TR820.5.S391
7 The next big thing : the Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism
Lee, Philip J., 1963-
Goose Lane Editions, 2014.
Call No: PN4909.N567
8 Reporting the EU : news, media and the European institutions
Lloyd, John.
I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.F6L793
9 Distant wars visible : the ambivalence of witnessing
Kozol, Wendy, 1958-
University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Call No: TR820.6.K88
10 Tertium quid
Moss, Murray.
August Editions, 2014.
Call No: TR820.M913
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