News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 4

Posted by on May 26, 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 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)
NEW YORK
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 …

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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

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

1 Culture eats strategy for lunch : the secret of extraordinary results, igniting the passion within
Coffman, Curt W.
Liang Addison Press, 2013.
Call No: HD58.7.C675
2 Libraries
Bjarne Hammer
Roads, 2014.
Call No: Z679.L697br
3 Health librarianship : an introduction
Huber, Jeffrey T.
Libraries Unlimited, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014.
Call No: Z675.M4H434h
4 Implementing web-scale discovery services : a practical guide for librarians
Thompson, JoLinda.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: Z699.35.C38T473
5 Inventive approaches for technology integration and information resources management
Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi, 1951-
Information Science Reference, 2014.
Call No: T58.64.I62
6 Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods : a practical guide for librarians
Connolly, Matthew, 1977-
Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Call No: Z680.5.C752
7 Curriculum-based library instruction : from cultivating faculty relationships to assessment
Blevins, Amy, 1981-
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: Z711.C976c
8 Apps for librarians : using the best mobile technology to educate, create, and engage
Hennig, Nicole.
Libraries Unlimited, 2014.
Call No: Z680.5.H516
9 Cataloging for school librarians
Kelsey, Marie Ellen, 1948-
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: Z693.K29
10 The survey of use of emerging technologies in information literacy instruction
Primary Research Group, 2014.
Call No: ZA3075.S963s
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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

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

1 Research methods in health communication : principles and application
Whaley, Bryan B.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: R118.R432
2 Media and the ecological crisis
Maxwell, Richard, 1957-
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P96.E57M489
3 Embodied politics in visual autobiography
Brophy, Sarah.
University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Call No: P95.8.E53
4 Popular music in a digital music economy : problems and practices for an emerging service industry
Anderson, Tim J.
Routledge, 2014.
Call No: ML3790.A551
5 Strategies for developing global health programs
Kim, Do kyun.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: RA418.S898
6 Communicating about health : current issues and perspectives
DuPré, Athena.
Oxford University Press, c2014.
Call No: R118.D942
7 Quantitative research methods for communication : a hands-on approach
Wrench, Jason S.
Oxford University Press, 2013.
Call No: P91.3.Q1 + 1 CDROM
8 Addicted to distraction : psychological consequences of the modern mass media
Charlton, Bruce.
University of Buckingham Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.P75C481
9 Social media law : a handbook of cases & use
Furi-Perry, Ursula, 1980-
ABA, 2013.
Call No: KF390.5.C6F984
10 Young people, media and health : risks and rights
Feilitzen, Cecilia von.
International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, 2014.
Call No: P94.5.C55Y75
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Latest Print Titles – Broadcast & Cinema Studies

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

1 Bazin on global cinema, 1948-1958
Bazin, André, 1918-1958
University of Texas Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1994.B363b
2 Sounds of belonging : U.S. Spanish-language radio and public advocacy
Casillas, Dolores Inés.
New York University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1991.3.U6C339
3 Studying the British crime film
Elliott, Paul, 1972-
Auteur, 2014.
Call No: PN1995.9.C66E46
4 Media representations of police and crime : shaping the police television drama
Colbran, Marianne, 1959-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN1992.8.D48C684
5 Rocliffe notes : a professional approach for screenwriters & writer-directors
Abushwesha, Farah.
Creative Essentials, 2014.
Call No: PN1996.A167
6 Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy’s greatest science fiction
Haley, Guy, 1973-
Aurum Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.S34S416
7 The writers : a history of American screenwriters and their Guild
Banks, Miranda J., 1972-
Rutgers University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN1996.B218
8 Media marathoning : immersions in morality
Perks, Lisa Glebatis, 1980-
Lexington Books, 2015.
Call No: HE8700.65.P451
9 Hollywood traitors : blacklisted screenwriters : agents of Stalin, allies of Hitler
Ryskind, Allan H.
Regnery History, 2015.
Call No: PN1993.5.U6R996
10 Staging corruption : Chinese television and politics
Bai, Ruoyun, Ph. D.
UBC Press, 2014.
Call No: PN1992.3.C6B152
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News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 3

Posted by on May 19, 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 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, …

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Lighting the way for film makers today

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Happenings, Industry News & Updates | 0 comments

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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:

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News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 2

Posted by on May 12, 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 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.

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War – The Reality

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Audio-Visual Materials, Broadcast & Cinema Studies | 0 comments

Image taken from Microsoft Clip Art

Image taken from Microsoft Clip Art

We are lucky in Singapore; our existence is a peaceful one. Yet in many other parts of the world, there are millions of people who live in war-torn climates. There are many people whose lives echo with the sounds of gun fire, explosion and cries for lost loved ones.

All of us have seen war movies, watch the news footage of war and seen still images of war torn regions. Many of these images are difficult to view as it reminds us that our world is not as peaceful as we sometimes think it is. War is not just a story in the news or a movie on screen, it is really and happening as we speak.

Film makers and journalists know the responsibility they have to bring audiences coverage of these wars. The story is very important in such cases, but many a times, you will find, being completely impartial is very difficult. Still it is important to tell these stories.

No matter how we look at it, war is about human beings and the challenges we face to understand one another. This is why we must never forget the importance of stability and understanding and the gift of peace.

Here are some powerful movies about War from our NTU Libraries Collection.

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News You Can Use – May 2015 – Issue 1

Posted by on May 5, 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 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
Singapore
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
Washington
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 …

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How to Read a Social Science Journal Article

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Useful Tools | 0 comments

Lecturers and professors often include journal articles in their reading lists.

For the uninitiated, going through a journal article can be quite daunting.

Help is here, in the form of a how-to guide from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Reading Strategy

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News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 4

Posted by on Apr 28, 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 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)
Singapore
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 …

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Latest Print Titles – Public & Promotional Communication

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in New Arrivals, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

1 Glass jaw : a manifesto for defending fragile reputations in an age of instant scandal
Dezenhall, Eric.
Twelve, 2014.
Call No: HD59.D532
2 Consumer casualties : exploring the economics of habit, information, and uncertainty in Japan
Wan, Junmin.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HF5415.32.W244
3 Cutting-edge marketing analytics : real world cases and data sets for hands on learning
Venkatesan, Rajkumar.
Pearson Education, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.127.V461
4 Integrated communications in the post-modern era
Kitchen, Philip J.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.123.I61n
5 Branding for the public sector : creating, building and managing brands people will value
Temporal, Paul.
John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
Call No: JF1525.M37T288
6 Advocating propaganda : viewpoints from Israel : social media, public diplomacy, foreign affairs, military psychology, and religious persuasion perspectives
Shlaifer, Ron.
Sussex Academic Press, 2015.
Call No: HM1231.S558
7 Journalism and PR : news media and public relations in the digital age
Lloyd, John.
I.B. Tauris, 2015.
Call No: HM1221.L793
8 The liberal conspiracy : the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the struggle for the mind of postwar Europe
Coleman, Peter, 1928-
Free Press, c1989.
Call No: D839.C84283C692
9 Technoscientific imaginaries : conversations, profiles, and memoirs
Marcus, George E.
University of Chicago Press, 1995.
Call No: Q141.T255
10 Democracy, emergency, and arbitrary coercion : a liberal Republican view
Sagos, Nick C.
Brill, 2015.
Call No: JF1525.C74S129
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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

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

1 Media violence and children : a complete guide for parents and professionals
Gentile, Douglas A., 1964-
Praeger, 2014.
Call No: HQ784.V55M489 2014
2 Understanding communication research methods : a theoretical and practical approach
Croucher, Stephen Michael, 1978-
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P91.3.C952
3 Disturbing argument
NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation (18th : 2013 : Alta, Utah)
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P301.5.P47N337d 2013
4 Presenting data : how to communicate your message effectively
Swires-Hennessy.
Wiley, 2014.
Call No: T10.5.S979
5 Queer youth and media cultures
Pullen, Christopher, 1959-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P96.S58Q3q
6 The other guy : media masculinity within the margins
Burrill, Derek A., 1971-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: P96.M385B971
7 The contradictions of media power
Freedman, Des, 1962-
Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Call No: P95.8.F853c
8 Media literacy and the emerging citizen : youth, engagement and participation in digital culture
Mihailidis, Paul, 1978-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: P96.M4M636
9 Print culture, crime and justice in eighteenth-century London
Ward, Richard M.
Bloomsbury, 2014.
Call No: P96.C742W262
10 Bruno latour in pieces : an intellectual biography
Schmidgen, Henning.
Fordham University Press, 2015.
Call No: HM846.S348
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Quiz: Forrester Buzz (8 Apr – 31 Aug)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Contest | 0 comments

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Find out more about this database and access Forrester Research at NTU Libraries

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News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 3

Posted by on Apr 21, 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 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 …

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News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 2

Posted by on Apr 14, 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 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

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News You Can Use – April 2015 – Issue 1

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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.

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ARCHIVE YOUR FYP

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Happenings, Library News & Updates | 0 comments

Dear WKWSCI Class of 2015,

After benefiting from the contributions of your seniors, it’s now your turn to leave behind your legacy.

Submit your final approved FYP reports and accompanying materials to NTU’s Digital Repository (DR-NTU).

If you have print publications, please arrange for a copy to be donated to the Library. Thank you!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11 MAY 2015 (Mon)

Notes:

  1. Final approved reports are those that have been reworked after your oral presentation and approved by your supervisor.
  2. Accompanying materials refer to works such as videos, publications, or other collaterals.

If you’ve any questions on archiving FYPs, please speak to a Library staff.

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