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

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

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

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

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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News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 4

Posted by on Feb 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 (Issue 4 covers 18-24 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

China in an online world of its own
The Straits Times, 24 February 2015, 747 words, Nayan Chanda For The Straits Times, (English)
IS CHINA, the poster child for globalisation, about to shift into reverse gear on international engagement?
A series of recent measures by Beijing to ostensibly protect its cyber sovereignty have raised serious questions about whether the …

A tech whiz kid who shuns the limelight
The Straits Times, 23 February 2015, 1561 words, (English)
This week, Ignatius Low speaks to 18-year-old Neo Soon Keat who started a Web hosting business out of his bedroom when he was 14 and finds that, in the new Singapore, the acquisition of knowledge is not a matter of textbooks and tuition

The Read Interview; Do you know Teo Poh Leng?
The Straits Times, 22 February 2015, 1030 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Japanese academic seeks pioneering poet who went silent after the fall of Singapore
Twenty years after she left Singapore, a Japanese researcher is looking back to the island for answers about a little- remembered pioneering Malayan poet who …

Bollywood trying to woo China filmgoers
The Straits Times, 22 February 2015, 999 words, Nirmala Ganapathy India Bureau Chief In New Delhi, (English)
Indian movie industry hopes to repeat success of Dhoom 3 and 3 Idiots, which overcame language and cultural barriers
A Bollywood film about an alien who lands on earth and questions some religious practices in India is set for a massive …

UK paper accused of ignoring HSBC tax story for ad revenue
The Straits Times, 21 February 2015, 647 words, (English)
LONDON – The Daily Telegraph’s former chief political commentator, Mr Peter Oborne, has called for an independent inquiry into the British paper’s editorial guidelines over its lack of coverage of the HSBC tax story, which he described as a …

Microsoft launches cybercrime centre here
MyPaper, 18 February 2015, 261 words, LESTER HIO, (English)
A NEW centre will keep track of online threats and help maintain Singapore’s cyber security through intelligence sharing and working with partners.

Fears of censorship with changes to arts entertainment licensing
The Straits Times, 18 February 2015, 906 words, Corrie Tan And Deepika Shetty, (English)
Several newly incorporated and recently autonomous arts institutions are now required to apply for arts entertainment licences from the Media Development Authority (MDA) for their exhibitions and performances.

Make local video-on-demand known to the masses
Digital Life, 18 February 2015, 601 words, Oo Gin Lee, (English)
I tuned in to Toggle for the first time last week. MediaCorp’s video-on-demand and live TV service has been around for some time, but I did not check it out until recently, when the Toggle app could be downloaded on Xbox Live.

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Impact Journalism Day

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Journalism & Publishing, Public & Promotional Communication | 0 comments

Impact Journalism Day



Journalists are frequently accused of focusing on problems as opposed to solutions. Yet they often play a vital role in informing their fellow citizens about innovative projects driven by positive objectives.


They trigger an international chain reaction, inspiring people to act on their home ground, bringing fresh solutions to their communities.




Do you have a project that is trying to make the world a better place?

Tell The Straits Times about it, and your story may be selected for Impact Journalism Day 2015, which will be held on June 20.

To find out more, visit




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News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 3

Posted by on Feb 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 (Issue 3 covers 11-17 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Banned Iranian director Panahi’s Taxi wins Golden Bear
The Straits Times, 16 February 2015, 704 words, (English)
Berlin – Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, which shows a cabby driving an odd assortment of people around Teheran but is really a condemnation of censorship, won the Golden Bear for Best Film last Saturday at the Berlin …

Comedians as ‘agents of thought’
The Straits Times, 16 February 2015, 1513 words, (English)
In the second instalment of a six-part series, Ignatius Low speaks to local comedian Rishi Budhrani about the social role of comedy and whether the limits to political incorrectness would eventually shift in the new Singapore.

Trust but verify: The future of information research in S’pore
Business Times Singapore, 14 February 2015, 906 words, Tim Hunt, (English)
SINGAPORE has managed to build an enviable economic position, despite lacking natural resources, thanks to its greatest assets: knowledge and people. The Singaporean government realises this and has encouraged the knowledge economy by …

Transforming modern TV journalism with satire
The Straits Times, 13 February 2015, 763 words, (English)
Washington – More than comedy, more than news: Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show took the genre of satirical journalism to new heights, becoming an important element in American political discourse.

Old spaces: The new frontier
The Straits Times, 13 February 2015, 1340 words, Nabilah Said, (English)
Old buildings are being revived for alternative uses, such as art shows, concerts and parties
On a Tuesday evening, about 20 people are in the foyer of what used to be the largest cinema in Singapore when it opened in the 1970s.

LKY mania
Business Times Singapore, 13 February 2015, 973 words, Helmi Yusof, (English)
In the last few years, artworks featuring Lee Kuan Yew have turned into a flourishing cottage industry. BT Lifestyle finds out how the likeness of the founding father of modern Singapore is sweeping the art world

Google, mighty now, but not forever
TODAY (Singapore), 13 February 2015, 1269 words, (English)
NEW YORK — Technology giants often meet their end not with a bang but a whimper, a slow, imperceptible descent into irrelevancy that may not immediately be reflected in the anodyne language of corporate earnings reports.

Online debate now more balanced, calm: Study ; But blogs with high political content more anti-government, say IPS researchers
TODAY (Singapore), 12 February 2015, 584 words, Ng Jing Yng, (English)
SINGAPORE — Contrary to perceptions of it being the Wild Wild West when it comes to political commentary and discussion, the online space has become more balanced over the years, with more voices on either side of debates on issues, …

Introducing Bash – biggest space to help grow start-ups
The Straits Times, 12 February 2015, 554 words, Grace Chng, Senior Correspondent, (English)
THE name is memorable – Bash – and so is the aim. Singapore’s largest space dedicated to start-ups was opened yesterday to bring investors and entrepreneurs together to build a strong pipeline of new businesses.

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The Write and the Wrong

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Happenings, Industry News & Updates | 0 comments

Is there a guaranteed formula for a blockbuster film? A definite strategy that will ensure the movie produced will in fact bring in the cash?

In an industry where, let’s face it, making money is one of the most important things, it is not surprising that many scriptwriters feel pressured to change their scripts to suit the film studios’ ‘idea’ of a blockbuster. This often results in screenwriter seeing their work butchered and the storyline changed and sometimes even without prior knowledge.

Here is a recent article from The Guardian which looks at the “heavy-handed script editing’ by film bosses. Many scriptwriters see this as an insult to their work and profession, accusing film bosses of bleeding the industry of actual talent.

Suffice to say, independent films don’t suffer as much from this ‘heavy-handedness’ as compared to the films which are produced by larger studios.

But when push comes to shove, what will you do if you were a scriptwriter? Would you sacrifice getting your script made into a film because you do not want to change anything or would you give in? Where will you draw the line?

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News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 2

Posted by on Feb 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 (Issue 2 covers 4-10 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Facebook launches site against cyberbullying ; Bullying prevention site urges action by giving advice to cyberbullies and victims
TODAY (Singapore), 10 February 2015, 395 words, Matthias Tay, (English)
SINGAPORE — In an effort to stand up to cyberbullying, Facebook and the Media Literacy Council (MLC) have launched a bullying prevention website to teach the public what they can do about cyberbullying, using simple step-by-step guides.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself online
TODAY (Singapore), 10 February 2015, 940 words, Stephanie Hung, (English)
Singapore is one of the most wired cities in the Asia-Pacific, coming in fifth after South Korea, New Zealand, Japan and Australia. Its population of 5.47 million is also one of the most connected via social media, boasting the …

Cyber security, more inclusive internet structure key for connected economies: Yaacob
Channel NewsAsia, 22:55, 9 February 2015, 538 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: A multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance and cyber security are two issues that will be key for Singapore and any connected society and economy, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim at the …

Bahrain confirms suspension of Saudi-owned news channel
Channel NewsAsia, 22:05, 9 February 2015, 442 words, (English)
MANAMA: Bahrain said on Monday it had suspended the operation of a new satellite news channel owned by a Saudi prince shortly after its launch because it had not done enough to combat “extremism and terrorism”.

The next 50 years of Singapore’s security
Straits Times, 7 February 2015, 1424 words, (English)
Ho Kwon Ping, the first Institute of Policy Studies S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore, delivered his third lecture this week with the focus on security and sustainability. Here is an edited excerpt from his speech.

BY INVITATION; Integration, S’pore style: A mix of laws and social norms
Straits Times, 7 February 2015, 1614 words, Chan Heng Chee, For The Straits Times, (English)
One month after the Paris killings of staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the writer traces Singapore’s own journey in integrating minority communities.

Blogger Xiaxue obtains Protection Order against SMRT Ltd (Feedback)
TODAY (Singapore), 7 February 2015, 405 words, Valerie Koh, (English)
SINGAPORE — Prominent blogger Wendy Cheng, better known by her moniker Xiaxue, has obtained a Protection Order against Facebook page SMRT Ltd (Feedback) for repeated harassment against her and her family — in a rare instance where such an …

Twitter, Google to make tweets more searchable
TODAY (Singapore), 6 February 2015, 326 words, (English)
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has struck a deal with Google to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.
In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they are posted, thanks to …

The rise of public opinion means new rules for dictators
TODAY (Singapore), 6 February 2015, 1347 words, Robert Kaplan & Dafna Rand, (English)
The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision. The old model of remote tyrants inflicting arbitrary, often eccentric, edicts on their cowed or indoctrinated subjects, with few constraints on their behaviour and few threats to …

Mockingbird sequel gets published
Straits Times, 5 February 2015, 1023 words, (English)
Go Set A Watchman set 20 years later, but was written before Harper Lee’s famous book
New York – For more than half a century, To Kill A Mockingbird has stood apart as a singular American literary masterpiece, a perennial bestseller that has …

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From Print to Screen and Back Again

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Happenings, Industry News & Updates | 0 comments

Movie novelization

How do films and television series maintain their popularity after their time in the spotlight has ended?

One way is to turn to the publishing world. Many series and movies franchise their stories to books or comics —  think James Bond, Star Wars and now Sons of Anarchy. The irony of this is many series and movies started out as printed works in the first place.

For the most part,  this is a marketing tool to make sure the characters stay fresh in the minds of the fans, and at the same time trying to appeal to a whole new group of people. Plus it is also a great way to bring in extra revenue.

A recent article in the New York Times, talks about this very strategy. It is interesting to look at the pros and cons of such a strategy. Vanity Fair, also did a story on this, you can read the article here. Novelization, as it is called, is not a new practice, it has been around for a while, and did you know there is even an ‘International Association of Media Tie in Writers’. The organisation supports these writers and promotes best practices.

There is more than meets the eye to novelization. It does play a part in the big media business cycle, but as technology changes the way people talk about content on the big and small screen, is there still a market for such material and if not, what does the next chapter of the industry look like?

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Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

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

1 Paper knowledge : toward a media history of documents
Gitelman, Lisa.
Duke University Press, 2014.
Call No: P96.T42G536
2 Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things
Rose, David.
Scribner, 2014.
Call No: HM851.R795
3 Field experiments : design, analysis, and interpretation
Gerber, Alan S.
W.W. Norton, c2012.
Call No: JA86.G362
4 Digital media worlds : the new economy of media
De Prato, Giuditta.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P96.E25D574
5 Gender in the media
Richardson, Niall.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P96.S5R524
6 Communication technology update and fundamentals
Technology Futures, Inc.
Focal Press, c2008.
Call No: TK5101.C734CT 11TH ED 2008
7 American representations of post-communism : television, travel sites, and post-Cold War narratives
Borcila, Andaluna, 1967-
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P96.E862B726
8 Choice and preference in media use : advances in selective exposure theory and research
Knobloch-Westerwick, Silvia.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: P96.P75K72
9 Sexing the media : how and why we do it
Merskin, Debra L.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: P96.S5M574
10 Theories, practices and examples for community and social informatics
Stillman, Larry.
Monash University Publishing, 2014.
Call No: Z697.C72S857
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News You Can Use – February 2015 – Issue 1

Posted by on Feb 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 (Issue 1 covers 28 Jan to 3 Feb 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Too much English on Tamil, Malay TV: MDA report
Straits Times, 3 February 2015, 525 words, Sarah Giam, (English)
Too many English words and phrases are being interspersed with Malay and Tamil on television channels such as Suria and Vasantham.
This is one of the concerns expressed in the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) first combined annual report …

Improving lives, one story at a time
Straits Times, 3 February 2015, 420 words, Olivia Ho, (English)
READING the papers may leave you feeling overwhelmed, with the news often dominated by the many challenges facing the world.
This June, however, a special Saturday supplement will zoom in on the solutions to some of these problems – and you …

MDA hails better PSB programmes
TODAY (Singapore), 3 February 2015, 331 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — A combined annual report issued by four committees under the Media Development Authority (MDA) has commended improvements in the production quality of Public Service Broadcast (PSB) programmes here.

Memory keepers
Straits Times, 1 February 2015, 1900 words, Lydia Vasko, (English)
There are many ways to preserve your holiday memories, from physical scrapbooks to mobile apps
When travellers return from the year-end holiday season, their digital archives will have expanded like their waistlines, and the question soon …

Economist gets first female editor in 172 years
Straits Times, 1 February 2015, 687 words, Paul Zach, (English)
International news media hails choice of business affairs editor as a ‘breakthrough’
When Britain’s respected weekly, The Economist, found out it was losing its editor-in-chief in December, it took the unusual step of e-mailing a list of 13 …

China mulls over rating system for TV shows
MyPaper, 30 January 2015, 447 words, (English)
FOLLOWING the re-editing of controversial historical television series The Empress Of China, China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) media watchdog said it is looking into providing a rating system for …

MDA clarifies scope of Remote Gambling Act
TODAY (Singapore), 29 January 2015, 505 words, Kelly Ng, (English)
SINGAPORE — The new Remote Gambling Act will not cover games that do not allow players to receive money or exchange game credits for cash prizes, the Media Development Authority (MDA) clarified yesterday, following discussion with 10 …

Get lost in Facebook’s VR short film
MyPaper, 28 January 2015, 399 words, (English)
FACEBOOK’S Oculus VR is getting into movies, with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality (VR) films, and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

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On Location in Singapore

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Broadcast & Cinema Studies, Industry News & Updates, Search Tips, Useful Tools | 0 comments


This year Singapore turns 50, and there is a wide range of celebrations going on all over the island to commemorate the past 50 years.

To join in with this nostalgic celebration here is a perfect book, ‘The World Film Locations – Singapore’. The book looks back at some the of the best films made in Singapore, by our local directors, through iconic Singapore landscapes.

Some of these places have changed quite a bit, while others still remain the same. But it gives readers a chance to look at the then and the now and maybe give inspiration to a new generation of film makers as well.

This book is part of the ‘World Film Locations’ series, which looks at different film locations around the world. The other books in the series can be viewed here.

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News You Can Use – January 2015 – Issue 4

Posted by on Jan 27, 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 (Issue 4 covers 21-27  Jan 2015). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Hong Kong media manipulated by officials, says report
Straits Times, 27 January 2015, 434 words, (English)
HONG KONG – A report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has warned of “intervention behind the scenes” of Hong Kong’s media as fears grow over press freedom and interference from Beijing.

Ikea bookbook ad propels agency to ‘world top 3′ status
Straits Times, 27 January 2015, 439 words, Cheryl Faith Wee, (English)
ITS advertisement for Ikea appeared to spoof that for tech giant Apple’s mega-thin MacBook laptops, featuring the store’s furniture catalogue as an 8mm “bookbook”.

MediaCorp reorganises to sharpen customer focus
TODAY (Singapore), 27 January 2015, 359 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — MediaCorp announced yesterday a major reorganisation, moving away from traditional media lines towards a focus on consumers and their preferences.

Public opinion sinks ‘fishing-boat prison’ idea
Straits Times, 26 January 2015, 1006 words, Tan Hui Yee Thailand Correspondent In Bangkok, (English)
SOMETHING unusual happened in Thailand recently: The government canned its plan to send prisoners to work on fishing boats.
It marked one of the few occasions when a policy mooted by the kingdom’s military rulers – that went as far as it did …

THE LIFE! INTERVIEW WITH CLARA CHEO; Creating cinematic memories
Straits Times, 26 January 2015, 1757 words, John Lui, (English)
Apart from pushing expansion and renewal plans, Golden Village’s first female head, Clara Cheo, works to keep the cinema chain ahead of competitors

Rise of social media brings threat, opportunity to Cambodia’s rulers
TODAY (Singapore), 23 January 2015, 756 words, (English)
PHNOM PENH — The CCTV footage is blurry but graphic. A gunman stands over a cringing victim, firing bullet after bullet into his body until the Phnom Penh street is spattered with blood.

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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Journalism & Publishing, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Journalism in context : practice and theory for the digital age
Phillips, Angela.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN4815.2.P558
2 War porn
Bangert, Christoph, 1978-
Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, c2014.
Call No: TR820.6.B216
3 The violence of the image : photography and international conflict
Kennedy, Liam, 1961-
I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Call No: TR820.6.V795
4 Social media and the politics of reportage : the ‘Arab Spring’
Bebawi, Saba, 1974-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.O62S678
5 Somewhere between war and peace
Hill, James, 1966-
Kehrer Verlag, c2014.
Call No: TR650.H646
6 Travel journalism : exploring production, impact and culture
Fürsich, Elfriede, 1967-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: PN4784.T73T779
7 Journalism and political exclusion : social conditions of news production and reception
Clarke, Debra M., 1953-
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4749.C597
8 Journalism : a very short introduction
Hargreaves, Ian.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Call No: PN4731.H279j 2014
9 Advanced reporting : essential skills for 21st century journalism
Maguire, Miles.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN4775.M213
10 Escape
Tkachenko, Danila.
Peperoni Books, 2014.
Call No: TR820.5.T626e
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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

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1 Do miners read Dickens? : origins and progress of the South Wales Miners’ Library, 1973-2013
Francis, Hywel.
Parthian, 2013.
Call No: Z792.S68F818
2 The art of prestige : the formative years at Knopf, 1915-1929
Clements, Amy Root, 1967-
University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.
Call No: Z473.A48C626
3 Creative Work Beyond the Creative Industries : Innovation, Employment and Education
Hearn, Greg.
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
Call No: HD53.C912cw
4 The unbound book
Kircz, Joost.
Amsterdam University Press, 2013.
Call No: Z286.E43U54
5 Beyond inclusion : worklife interconnectedness, energy, and resilience in organizations
Smith, Jeri-Elayne Goosby, 1965-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: HD58.7.S642
6 Customer-based collection development : an overview
Bridges, Karl, 1964-
ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.
Call No: Z689.C987
7 Knowledge workers in contemporary China : reform and resistance in the publishing industry
Yao, Jianhua, 1982-
Lexington Books, 2014.
Call No: HD8039.P92Y25
8 Boosting pharmaceutical innovation in the post-TRIPS era : the real-life lesson for the developing world
Kilic, Burcu
Edward Elgar, 2014.
Call No: K1505.K48
9 Library as safe haven : disaster planning, response, and recovery : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians
Halsted, Deborah D.
Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.
Call No: Z679.7.H196
10 Literary folios and ideas of the book in early modern England
Connor, Francis X.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: Z326.C752
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Latest Print Titles – Public & Promotional Communication

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1 Spin : how politics has the power to turn marketing on its head
Veroni, Clive.
House of Anansi Press, 2014.
Call No: HF5415.123.V549
2 “Remember those great volkswagen ads?”
Marcantonio, Alfredo.
Merrell, 2014.
Call No: HF6161.A9M313
3 Invisible users : youth in the Internet cafes of urban Ghana
Burrell, Jenna, 1978-
MIT Press, c2012.
Call No: HQ799.2.I5B969
4 The art of positive communication : theory and practice
Mirivel, Julien C., 1978-
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HM1166.M675
5 The modern invention of Information : discourse, history, and power
Day, Ronald E., 1959-
Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Call No: HM851.D274
6 The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet
Streeter, Thomas.
New York University Press, c2011.
Call No: QA76.9.C66S915
7 Advertising and race : global phenomenon, historical challenges and visual strategies
Fu, Linda.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HF5811.F949
8 Market research methodologies : multi-method and qualitative approaches
Ghorbani, Ali, 1984-
Business Science Reference, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.2.M345mra
9 Strategic planning for public relations : beginning the journey
Hansen-Horn, Tricia L.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HD59.H249
10 Marketing communications
Egan, John, 1952-
Sage Publications Ltd, 2015.
Call No: HF5415.123.E28 2015
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