Tag: new media

A dubious survey leads to verbal snipes

A survey based on dubious criteria has put Malaysia in front of Singapore in military strength with a couple of Malaysia’s mainstream newspapers giving it some play. In Singapore, AsiaOne and The Real Singapore picked up the story, prompting almost 100 shares and 300 comments...

STOMP review: What does it really mean?

After days of hesitation, Singapore Press Holdings has finally acknowledged that its band of online warriors under the banner of the website, STOMP, needs a re-look. The word editor-in-chief (English and Malay newspapers) used was “review”. He told to mUmBRELLA in Hong Kong: “I can’t...

The camera culture and the news

Are more people fighting these days, or are camera phones exaggerating the Singaporeans’ ugly side? On Jan 11, a fight broke out on an MRT train.  Teeng Kok Yong, 40, and 50-year-old Ng Cheng Kiat were strangers. Ng thought Teeng had made an offensive gesture...

How long can Singapore continue with present media model?

The PM was recently questioned about Singapore’s ranking in the press freedom index. He said the country’s media model has worked but was also changing with the coming on of the new media. The Independent Singapore speaks to former NMP Siew Kum Hong on whether...

Why does Stomp even exist?

By Kirsten Han In a country as wired as Singapore, it’s easy to see why media outlets would want to capitalise on our addiction to sharing (and over-sharing) on social media. “User-generated content” is a God-send to any media organisation hoping to maximise content and eyeballs with...

Public must kick ball into MDA’s court

By Trinity Chua and Mary Lee Over the past four days, more than 20,000 netizens signed an online petition asking for the closure of the Singapore Press Holdings web portal, STOMP. The petition was launched by one Robin Li, who cited a number of inaccuracies...