Notice of Annual General Meeting (Thur, March 30)

Dear Member

Further to the Notice of the Annual General Meeting sent out to all members on 13 March 2017, this is a reminder of the AGM to be held on Thursday, 30 March 2017, at SPH News Centre, Meeting Room T2.2, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

Dinner will be served from 6pm and the Meeting will begin at 6.30pm. If you have not informed the secretariat of your attendance, please do so now to:

Do note that only members with valid paid-up membership on 30 March 2017 are eligible to vote.

Your presence at this important meeting will be much appreciated.

Please find attached the annual report and financial statement for 2016 and the Constitution Special Resolution Notice. Please click on the following links for more info

Issued on behalf of the Management Committee
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

What’s Happening to our Media? Singapore and Global Media Trends – Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Mar 24)

Dear Member

We are delighted that Reuters Institute’s Director of Research, Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen has kindly agreed to speak to us during his brief visit to Singapore as follows:

Title: “What’s Happening to our Media? Singapore and global media trends”
Date: Friday, 24 March 2017
Time: 9:15am – 10:30am
Venue: T8.2 & T8.3 Tower Block, SPH News Centre
(Light refreshments will be served)

This presentation identifies the main global trends in media use—the move to digital, mobile, and social media—and discuss the implications for news media’s editorial priorities, distribution strategies, and funding models. Based on survey data from the Reuters Institute Digital News Report it compares developments in Singapore with developments in other advanced markets and identifies how leading news media organizations around the world are adapting to a changing market.

Please register at by Thur, Mar 23.

About the Speaker:
Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.
His work focuses on changes in the news media, on political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on journalism, American politics, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond.
Recent books include The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (2010, edited with David Levy), Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (2012), and Political Journalism in Transition: Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective (2014, edited with Raymond Kuhn).
He holds a BA and an MSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, a MA (with distinction) in Political Theory from the University of Essex, and a PhD (with distinction) in Communications from Columbia University.

Dr Nielsen has taught courses on political communication, news media, and journalism at Oxford, and previously courses on European politics and international relations at Columbia University, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, the University of Copenhagen, and Roskilde University.
He gives frequent presentations at both academic conferences and industry events, and his work has been covered by a range of news media including the BBC, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, and various other international media. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of Digital Journalism, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and Social Media + Society.
For a complete overview over Dr Nielsen’s research, please consult his Google Scholar Profile.
His personal website, with more info about ongoing work, publications, and the like, is
Follow him on twitter @rasmus_kleis.

Lau Joon-Nie
Singapore Press Club

LatAmCham Cooking Demo, March 29

Dear Member,

You are invited Press Club to join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s new series of Latin American Cooking Demonstrations.
This is about Peruvian Food!
Wednesday, 29 March, at Tanglin Community Club from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Registration details are attached:

Notice of Annual General Meeting (Thur, March 30)

Dear Member
Please see Notice of the Singapore Press Club’s 46th Annual General Meeting at this link:
It will be held on Thursday, 30 March 2017, at 6.30pm.
Location: Room T2.2, Tower Block, SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North,  Singapore 318994.
Please notify your attendance at 
Dinner will be served from 6pm.

Issued on behalf of the Management Committee
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Panel discussion on Predicting, Mitigating and Managing High Risk Situations (March 17)

Dear Member

You are invited to attend a panel discussion, co-organised with PR firm Ruder Finn, on:

Reputation Risk 2017: Predicting, Mitigating and Managing High Risk Situations

With the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 representing the latest global corporate crisis, (latest cost estimate: US$11 billion), 2017 will see the further evolution of business reputational risk.
Given the zero divide between new and traditional media, smartphones have overtaken the print media in most countries as the primary news platform. Facebook increasingly chooses what news we see, and reputations can be built or lost with a Facebook “Like” button. In this new environment, private and public sector organisations need to ensure they fully understand the evolving threats and opportunities.

·       How can businesses prepare and plan?
·       What lessons can be learnt?
·       How concerned should management be?
·       How does this impact the company’s valuation?
·       New thinking, better outcomes for 2017

Volker Ziegs, Regional Head of Claims, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Tay Woon Teck, MD, Risk Advisory, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd
Charles Lankester, EVP, Global Reputation & Risk Management, Ruder Finn

Date: March 17, 2017
Time: 1pm to 2.30pm (lunch will be served from 12.30pm)
Venue: SPH News Centre, 1000, Toa Payoh North, Room T8.1, Tower Block, Singapore 318994.

Registration is free. You can bring guests too. Please sign up here

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club