Free upcoming WAN-IFRA webinars on digital news trends and using big data in newsrooms (Sept 5 & 6)

Dear Member

You can now join two free WAN-IFRA webinars which will be held in early September.
Here are the details:

WAN-IFRA Strengthening Media & Society Webinar Series:
by Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Research Director, Reuters Institute
Tues, 5 September 2017
2200-2320h Singapore time
Online webinar (link will be sent to registrants)

The latest 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report is out!

Join us to find out more about the key findings in the 2017 Report the world’s largest, on-going, international study of news and media use, covering 36 markets from all over the world!

In this free online webinar, Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, will cover the main take-aways from the 2017 report, including the continued move towards a more digital, mobile, and platform-dominated media environment, issues around trust in news and media, the rise of distributed discovery, the implications for plurality, and the business of news.

Some of our Press Club members may recall his very insightful presentation in Singapore back in March. Now join our Club Vice-President Lau Joon-Nie as she hosts this World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) webinar for journalists and editors from some 10 countries worldwide to hear him speak on the latest digital news trends.

REGISTER NOW for online access and bring your questions to the discussion which will follow his talk on the implications for journalists and publishers!

Registration link at

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 is the author and editor of several books including The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy (2010, edited with David Levy), the award-winning 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 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.

WAN-IFRA Webinar Series:
by Steffen Damborg, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory digital expert
Wed, 6 September 2017
1500-1600h Singapore time
Online webinar (link will be sent to registrants)

In this webinar, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory digital expert Steffen Damborg will offer you an exclusive preview of his session at Digital Media Asia 2017 focusing on the use of Big Data in your newsroom.

The 3 main topics of this Webinar include:
1) How algorithms can reduce churn on paid subscriptions
2) Learnings from applying your data strategy into Content that Converts
3) How machine learning increases your traffic by targeting users with recommendations and related articles.

Join us for this exciting webinar where Steffen will raise relevant cases on how Big Data is transforming the newsroom by not only making it more efficient, but also supporting publishers in building better products and services for their readers AND advertisers. You don’t have to be a huge, global brand to benefit from meaningful data – publishers both national and regional possess valuable user data and now is the time to activate it!

Sign up for this WAN-IFRA Webinar on Wed Sept. 6 at 1500-1600h SGT!
Also, bring your questions for our Webinar Q&A directly following Steffen’s presentation.

Register here:

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Life is The Heart of A Rainbow (Aug 30)

Dear Member

You are invited to enjoy the extraordinary world of Yayoi Kusama, hailed as one of the world’s most influential artists. Discover her creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos and spectacular installations spanning seven decades. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter works never shown before in which she continues to push artistic boundaries. Entitled “Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow”, this exhibition is the first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia.


Date: 30 Aug (Wed)
Time: 7.30-9pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore (

Deadline: Tues, 29 Aug at 5.00pm
Participation in the special night visit at the National Gallery Singapore is capped at 50 people.
You may register up to one guest. Please register at

Eventbrite will confirm your complimentary ticket(s) instantly. Meet at 7.25pm sharp outside Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery

Have an imaginative month!

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Asian Conference for political communication (Sept 4-5)

Dear Member

The first Asian Conference for Political Communication will be held on September 4-5, 2017, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. It is the biggest gathering of communication experts in academia, politics and government in Asia and the Pacific.

The organiser, political think-tank Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, is providing up to 30 tickets to the Singapore Press Club members at a nominal fee of $45 nett.

If you are interested in attending the conference, make your registration and payment at the conference website:

In order for the discount to apply, Singapore Press Club members must enter the promo code: PRESSCLUB.
Information on the speakers, venue and sessions can all be found on the website.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Singapore Press Club – CIMB Golf Classic 2017 (Sept 29)

Dear Member,

Mark your calendar for Fri, Sept 29, 2017!. That’s the date for our Singapore Press Club-CIMB Golf Classic at Warren Golf and Country Club.



Best regards
2017 Annual Golf Classic Organising Committee
Singapore Press Club

Singapore Press Club-CIMB Golf Classic 2017

Dear Press Club Members,

Time flies, especially happy times.

It’s time once again for the Singapore Press Club annual golf tournament, and this year will be the 10th edition!

The event will be held at Warren Golf & Country Club on Friday, 29 September, with an afternoon shotgun start.

We are grateful to CIMB, which is once again our Title Sponsor.We are also happy that Suntory, Emirates, Singapore Turf Club and Fenix have also confirmed their generous support as our main sponsors for the event. In addition, we are expecting confirmation soon from several other regular sponsors.

With such strong support and friendship from our partners, we are certain this will be yet another great golf event to look forward to.

First, the fee for participation is set at a hard-to-refuse value – just $128 for members. This covers the green fee, a branded T-shirt, lunch, and a sumptuous dinner. And there’s more: a generous goodie bag at registration and plenty of exciting lucky draw prizes at dinner.

Guests of members are welcome to join us at $248 per player, with all of the above benefits. Corporate flights, which come with branding rights and preferred pairings, are also available at $1,200 per flight.

Non-golfing members can join us for the prize presentation dinner at only $40 per person with members’ guests at $60 per person.

So what are you waiting for? Send in your cheque with the attached registration form to our secretariat now! We will update you with more details going forward.

Signing off as always with this reminder – Golf is a game of the mind, keep calm and golf on!

2017 Annual Golf Classic Organising Committee
Singapore Press Club

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