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During the Christmas season of 2008, a racially-aggravated encounter at a US supermarket chain spurred Singaporean author Bertrand Teo to use his student journalism work to spotlight Asian and Asian American issues. In the newly-launched book, Navigating Disruption: Media Relations in the Digital Age, Bertrand revisits his student journalism days and experience as a member of the minority in the US, while reflecting on the role of the media in shaping the mainstream perception of minorities in both the US and Singapore.
Launched on Saturday, 12 December, the book…
Read the update on Dollars and Sense: SPH Restructures Its Media Business: What Does This Mean For Shareholders And Potential Investors?
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced this morning (6 May) that it is transferring its media business — that is, Straits Times and other newspapers — into a not-for-profit company, amid the newspapers’ declining ad revenue.
According to the SPH media release, this means SPH itself will no longer subject to the shareholder restrictions under the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA), after the restructuring.
The CLG, on the other hand, can seek “funding from a range of public and…
The COVID-19 crisis has jolted our lifestyles in a variety of ways. We are working from home, streaming content more frequently, and adopting heightened hygiene habits.
In terms of finances, the pandemic has left an equally strong footprint: 1 in 3 Singaporeans say the pandemic has improved their relationship with money.
This is according to a Singsaver survey that polled 1,000 Singaporeans from March and April 2021.
It found that 62 per cent of Singaporeans are investing in new products.
Taking a leaf from the K-drama ‘Crash Landing on You’ concept, a Singaporean man rappels from the top of a 65 metre tall hotel, to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage.
The proposal-at-heights took place in March 2021 at the Ramada Singapore in central Singapore.
The Straits Times reported on 19 April about an attack and attempted robbery on a 21-year-old Singaporean student, Raymond Hing (pictured).
The incident took place around 10 April at 1am and Hing’s ordeal was caught on a livestream by YouTuber, Sherwin.
This Sherwin is a hero. Here’s the quick cut of incident:
Right here is the full clip. The incident happened around the 6-hour mark of the 7-hour long livestream:
Read the ST report for the details. This incident comes amid the rising number of hate crimes on Asians in some western countries.
In the US, it had…
Behold, a curated list of new (some relative) Singapore creative content to watch and enjoy, from TV documentaries to music and books. In my opinion, some of these local productions are underrated and deserve more love. Be sure to add them to your #whattowatch list:
The Chinese Footprint is a Channel U (i.e. Mandarin) documentary that explores ethnic Chinese communities beyond the mainland. The 1st and only season premiered in 2020 and it reportedly broke records. Hosted by award-winning presenters, Danny Yeo and Charlyn Lin, the programme explores Chinese communities in countries like Fiji, Myanmar…
With the widespread use of smartphones, the major social media players have become household names: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and TikTok. For many, they are the windows to what’s happening beyond our family and work life, in areas such as our community and internationally.
For organisations, having a social presence is considered necessary today. But with so much noise on these platforms, how do organisations and content creators cut through the clutter to grab the audiences’ attention?
Before I dive into the general tips for social media content, one thing to note is that each platform has its captive…
This Street Fighter II theme song was playing in loop while writing this article
It’s been a year since the Covid-19 global stock market crash that led to lows not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. This fire sale re-ignited my interest in the stock market. Before that, I only parked my money into bonds, endowment plans, and fixed deposits.
This one year ‘anniversary’ has also been a rocky time for the US stock market. Early March saw one of the biggest selloffs in the US tech stocks, in what stock market observers called the ‘rotation’ from growth to…
One tenet of news reports is in reflecting the viewpoints of key opinion leaders (KOLs), organisations, and the man on the street. These voices build a narrative of how things are like. These stories shape public opinion and they can affect the reputation of all stakeholders who are quoted.
Thus, for many organisations, the opportunity to speak to journalists is both welcomed and treated cautiously. Such coverage is free publicity, or ‘earned media’,
But, earned media can be a double-edged sword. This is the case if the story is negative; this can cause reputational harm to the brand. Examples of…
“Count on me, Singapore” is one of those anthems that Singaporeans grew up listening to and singing along every National Day season. So, when videos featuring school children from India singing the exact same song — with the lyrics amended such as ‘Singapore’ replaced with ‘India’ — started circulating online, it no doubt confused and amused some Singaporean netizens.
But this confusion spiralled into national anger when Indian composer Joseph Mendoza claimed he wrote the song first in 1983, according to local media reports. The song was originally composed in 1986 by Canadian Hugh Harrison, and the copyright is owned…