Annual Press Ball 2017 at Resorts World Sentosa (14 Oct)

Dear Member

The Press Ball is only two weeks away.

The Singapore Press Club’s biggest annual event is sure to rock you.
Join in and have fun and make merry.

If you have not already bought a ticket, do so now by emailing or You can bring your guests too.

The rates are:
Member: $80
Spouse/Spice: $90
Guest: $100.

Looking forward to your presence at the Press Ball. Click here for more info

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Free upcoming WAN-IFRA webinars on digital news trends and using big data in newsrooms (Sept 21)

Dear Member

The Reuters Institute Digital News Report webinar had to  be rescheduled due to a technical issue.  It is now taking place tomorrowThursday, 21 Sept 9-10.20pm Singapore time.

To access the live online event, pre-register at  to receive the link for the webinar room.  Those who registered for the original date have automatically been included and would have received the new webinar link already

WAN-IFRA Strengthening Media & Society Webinar Series:
by Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Research Director, Reuters Institute
Thurs,  21 September 2017
2100-2220h 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.

Best regards

The Secretariat

Singapore Press Club

Movie Screening: IN TIME TO COME, A FILM BY TAN PIN PIN, on Oct 4

Dear Member,

The Singapore Press Club is hoping to launch a film group for members who enjoy movies and would like to gauge the response we get.

Our first offering is local director Tan Pin Pin’s critically acclaimed new feature film, In Time To Come, which opens on Sept 28 at Filmgarde Bugis+.

The details of the Press Club screening of the film are as follows:

Date: October 4 (Wednesday)

Time: 7.40pm

Venue:  Filmgarde Bugis+

Cost: $9.50 per ticket.

After the screening, Pin Pin will take part in a Q&A session exclusively with our members.

Make your booking now by e-mailing as seats are limited. You can bring your guests too.

Payment must be made via a cheque addressed to “Singapore Press Club” by Sept 30. Mail it to Singapore Press Club, C/o SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

More on this film:

In Time To Come is a documentary about the timeless aspects of Singapore life. It is centered on the opening and sealing of two time capsules.

What of Singapore is worth preserving? The documentary suggests some answers. The film observes rituals at schools and at work, shopping centres that empty and fill and a banyan tree being cut down and moved to an uncertain future. In doing so, Pin Pin’s film quietly asks: what makes us us?

Reviewer James Lattimer in Slant

Magazine ( called the film “eerily beautiful,” and wrote: “For those willing to pick out the key moments from the flow of hushed, well-framed, frequently mysterious images of today’s Singapore, a wealth of interesting ideas soon bubble to the surface.”

“Compelling and subtle,” wrote Carmine Grimaldi in Filmmaker Magazine ( “With each new layer, new possibilities emerge, with previous shots becoming charged with new meaning.”

The film premiered in April at Visions du Reel festival in Nyon, Switzerland and featured at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto and the Sheffield Doc/Fest in Britain.

“ It has been a film I wanted to make for a long time, and I can’t wait to share it,” said Pin Pin.

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Rating: PG

Length: 62min

Production Company: BFG Media

Production: Singapore, 2017

In Time To Come is distributed by BFG Media.

About the Director

Pin Pin previously directed To Singapore, with Love, her critically lauded 2013 documentary which won numerous awards and citations, including Best Director (Documentary) at the Dubai International Film Festival. In 2015, Tan contributed the short film Pineapple Town to the omnibus film 7 Letters, which garnered rave reviews when released in Singapore theaters. Tan also directed Invisible City (2007) and Singapore GaGa (2005) and a collection of shorts, including the Student Academy Award-winning Moving House (2001).

In Time To Come was made with the support of the Singapore Film Commission’s New Talent Feature Grant, awarded in 2013, a Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum Award and an Artist Residency at Nanyang Technological University’s Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore.

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Press Ball (Oct 14) at Resorts World Sentosa

Dear Member

The annual Press Ball is here again! The popular event in the Singapore Press Club’s annual calendar will be held at the Resorts World Sentosa on October 14 from 7pm to 11.30pm. Cocktails will start at 6.30pm.

The theme for this year’s Press Ball is rock (as in rock & roll). So, come dressed in your favourite rock star costume and dance the night away to rock hits from the band Solid State. Leading their act will be singer/actor Jeff Catz and crooner/model Kate Aguilar.

SPH Radio personality Glenn Ong will be the emcee for the evening.

There will also be dancers, models and a caricaturist to entertain you. As usual, there will be a free flow of drinks.

And of course the Press Ball’s special highlight – our one-of-a-kind lucky draw. All who attend will get the chance to win this year’s top prize: a tanzanite & diamond pendant worth more than $10,000 gifted to us by Diamond Industries.

This is a good opportunity for you to meet fellow media professionals and network with key people from other related industries and corporate houses, embassies and ministries.

Register now at and send along a cheque addressed to the Singapore Press Club (C/o SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994) by October 5.

The charges are:
Members: $80
Spouse/partners: $90
Guests: $100

The invitation and poster with more details will be sent to you once you have registered.

Looking forward to your presence on October 14.

Best regards
V.K. Santosh Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club