Latest Print Titles – Communication Policy & Research

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

1 Politics in fantasy media : essays on ideology and gender in fiction, film, television and games
Sedlmayr, Gerold.
CMcFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.
Call No: P96.F362P769
2 Cyberpsychology and new media : a thematic reader
Kirwan, Grainne, 1978-
Psychology Press, 2014.
Call No: HM1017.C994
3 Mismatched women : the siren’s song through the machine
Fleeger, Jennifer.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Call No: ML3918.P67F594
4 Messages : an introduction to communication
Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-
Left Coast Press, 2015.
Call No: P90.B496m
5 Environment, politics and activism : the role of media
Batabyal, Somnath.
Routledge India, 2014.
Call No: P96.E572E61e
6 A chaos of delight : science, religion and myth and the shaping of Western thought
Dobson, Geoffrey P., 1953-
Equinox Pub., c2005.
Call No: BL240.3.D635
7 Women and death in film, television, and news : dead but not gone
Dillman, Joanne Clarke, 1962-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P94.5.W65D578
8 Media literacy : seeking honesty, independence, and productivity in today’s mass messages
Pike, Deidre M., 1965-
International Debate Education Association, 2014.
Call
No: P96.M4P635
9 download (1) Intercultural communication : a peacebuilding perspective
Remland, Martin S.
Waveland Press, 2015.
Call No: P94.6.R388
10 index Drawing new color lines : transnational Asian American graphic narratives
Chiu, Monica, 1965-
Hong Kong University Press, 2015.
Call No: PN6710.D767d
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Latest Print Titles – Information Studies

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

1 RDA made simple : a practical guide to the new cataloging rules
Hart, Amy.
Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014.
Call No: Z694.15.R47H325r
2 2015 guide to self-publishing
Brewer, Robert Lee.
Writer’s Digest Books, 2015.
Call No: Z285.5.G946
3 Ecology, economy, equity : the path to a carbon-neutral library
Henk, Mandy.
ALA Editions,, 2014.
Call No: Z679.85.H512
4 Library instruction design : learning from Google and Apple
Su, Di.
Chandos Pub., 2014.
Call No: Z711.2.S938
5 Research methods in information
Pickard, Alison Jane.
Neal-Schuman, 2013.
Call No: Z669.7.P594 2013
6 Rare books and special collections
Berger, Sidney E.
Neal-Schuman, 2014.
Call No: Z688.R3B496
7 Access and identity management for libraries : controlling access to online information
Garibyan, Masha.
Facet Publishing, 2014.
Call No: Z695.24.G232
8 The education of Alice M. Jordan : navigating a career in children’s librarianship
Eaton, Gale, 1947-
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call No: Z720.J73E14
9 An insider’s guide to publishing : historical perspectives on the publishing business, insights from agents & editors, tips for breaking in, new publishing alternatives
Comfort, David.
Writer’s Digest Books, 2013.
Call No: Z278.C732
10 The survey of academic libraries
Primary Research Group.
Primary Research Group, c2002.
Call No: Z675.U5S963 2006/2007 ED
Z675.U5S963 2008/2009 ED
Z675.U5S963 2010/2011 ED
Z675.U5S963 2012/2013 ED
Z675.U5S963 2014/2015 ED
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Latest Print Titles – Journalism & Publishing

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Journalism & Publishing, New Arrivals | 0 comments

1 Cuba, the media, and the challenge of impartiality
Lamrani, Salim.
Monthly Review Press, 2015.
Call No: PN5319.M33L239
2 Beautiful destruction
Helbig, Louis, 1964-
Rocky Mountain Books, 2014.
Call No: TR820.5.H474
3 Walker Evans : the magazine work
Campany, David.
Steidl, 2014.
Call No: TR820.C186
4 The news machine : hacking : the untold story
Hanning, James.
Gibson Square, 2014.
Call No: PN5119.H245
5 Internet communication
Chesebro, James W.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: HM851.C524
6 Journalism that matters : views from Central and Eastern Europe
Balcytiene, Aukse.
Peter Lang, 2014.
Call No: PN5355.E852J86
7 Understanding media ethics
Horner, David Sanford.
Sage Publications Ltd, 2015.
Call No: P94.H816
8 Media systems and communication policies in Latin America
Guerrero, Manuel, 1970-
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Call No: P92.L3M489m
9 Social media at BBC news : the re-making of crisis reporting
Belair-Gagnon, Valerie.
Routledge, 2015.
Call No: PN5124.T4B425
10 Getting the picture : the visual culture of the news
Hill, Jason.
Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Call No: TR820.G394
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THE OPEN – Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Industry News & Updates, Useful Tools | 0 comments

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

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

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

Have a great vacation

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News You Can Use – June 2015 – Issue 1

Posted by on Jun 2, 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 27 May to 2 June 2015). To read the full-text, search under Factiva.com (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Celluloid and Cinema by Biblioasia from NLB

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Biblioasia

Biblioasia is a journal produced by the National Library Board and this quarter they have chosen to dedicate this issue to the films and film industry in Singapore. From interviews with local directors, to the history of films and film making in Singapore, and importance of archiving, this issue is packed with interesting content.

You can read an online copy of the magazine here.

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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

Fratelli_Lumiere

 

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

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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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