Boxed in?

Unpublished commentary During a lunchtime chat with the Singapore Press Club on the issue of new media in Singapore, RADM Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister of the Ministry Information, Communication and the Arts cited the virtues of the mainstream media in Singapore: competency, comprehensiveness, objectivity and professionalism. And rather strong military metaphors, he noted that… Read More

Engaging the Web

Unpublished commentary Engaging the web Engaging the blogosphere through the use of social media to achieve political gains takes more than having a presence, but being part of the ecosystem of voices. For too long, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has regarded the mainstream press as its main avenue of communication. Then came the… Read More

The newspaper is dead

“Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism.” FREEFALL: Newspaper Revenues Crash By 29% (August 31st, 2009) 12 Things Newspapers Should Do to Survive (August 14th, 2009) Newspapers: 5 Ways to Avoid Extinction (March 24th, 2009) People who say newspapers are irrelevant or that mainstream journalism is dead miss the point are are merely… Read More