Pardon my lack of updates the past week as we are experiencing an unusually heavy workload at omy.sg lately. Hopefully, things should resume normalcy after July.
Anyway, I got someone interesting to share with everyone.
I was invited to be a guest panelist at a forum next Tues (21 Jun) – “Discourse on Digital Journalism”, organised by SAE Institute, Singapore and the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute).
I would mostly be speaking about my experience as a blogger and also as someone who works in an online newsroom.
More details on the forum are available below via SAE and e2i’s joint press release:
Developing journalists to maximise their creative potential online
(Receives up to 50% subsidies for a 6-week “Certificate in Digital Journalism course”)
SAE Institute, Singapore, and the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) announce the introduction of up to 50% course fee funding toward SAE Institute’s 6-week Certificate in Digital Journalism course. This funding is available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. This certificate course is developed to provide a more practical and systematic approach for writers to communicate clear and effective ideas to its target audience. The modules are designed to impart professional skills to journalism enthusiasts, and to help experienced professional journalists and bloggers to take their work to the next level of success. Aspiring digital journalists or practitioners from the print media are also welcome to pursue this training.
To inaugurate this collaboration, SAE Institute and e2i are hosting a one-hour panel discussion titled “Discourse on Digital Journalism.” The panel discussion is open to the public and will be held on 21 June 2011 with the following panellists of bloggers:
1. Moderator – Dr William Gibson, Head of Journalism at SAE Institute, Singapore
2. Mr Alvin Lim – Assistant Manager, Online Marketing, omy.sg, Singapore Press Holdings
3. Mr Ion Danker – Senior Reporter and Producer at Yahoo! News Southeast Asia
4. Ms Elena Torrijos – Online Financial Journalist and Editor
• What is the role of news in the digital era?
• How does online journalism differ from traditional journalism?
• Are education and training important for aspiring journalists in the digital age?
• How does one become a credible online journalist?
Date and Venue
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Venue: NTUC Building
One Marina Boulevard
Level 7, Room 701
Interested candidates can register for the “Discourse on Digital Journalism”at www.e2i.com.sg/PR
To learn more about SAE Institute’s 6-week Certificate in Digital Journalism, please visit http://singapore.sae.edu/en-gb/course/6208/Certificate_in_Digital_Journalism.
About SAE Institute, Singapore
Established in Sydney, Australia in 1976, SAE Institute has since grown to become the largest creative media technology institute in the world with over 50 campuses worldwide.
The first Asian branch within SAE’s international network in 1989, SAE Institute brings 20 years of experience as the pioneer of creative media education in Singapore for both local and international students.
The institute is recognized for its diplomas and short courses in the fields of audio engineering, digital film, animation, games programming & multimedia. SAE Institute also offers accelerated bachelor degrees in media from Middlesex University.
About e2i (Employment and Employability Institute)
As THE market-place for workers, employers and training providers, e2i exists to create better jobs and better lives for workers. In 2010, we helped 40,000 workers through providing better jobs, developing better skills through professional development, and improving productivity for companies. An initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), supported by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF), and the Singapore National Employers’ Federation (SNEF), e2i serves all segments of workers, from rank and file to professionals, managers, executives and technicians.
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