Building a successfull media career (Feb 6)

Dear Member,

You are invited to attend the panel discussion: Building a successful media career.

This event gives you a unique opportunity to hear leading journalists – CNA’s Glenda Chong, BBC’s Rico Hizon and Kiss FM’s Arnold Gay – tell their career stories. The session and Q&A will be moderated by Eugene Leow, Presenter, Editor and Digital Strategist with Singapore Press Holdings.

This FOC event will provide insights on:

The key factors which influenced the panellists’ career success
How TV and Radio are likely to change in the next five years
What factors journalists should consider when building a career in the media
What impact is technology having on the panellists’ careers today
Venue: Singapore Press Holdings News Centre, Room T2.1
Date: 6 February (Tuesday), 2018
Time: 6pm to 8pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register with the Secretariat at secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by February 4. Please provide the following info:

Name:
Mobile:
Designation:
Company:

You can bring guests too.

Please note that if you register and do not turn up on the actual day, you will have to pay an administration fee of $10. You are also liable to be barred from subsequent Singapore Press Club events in 2018.

About the panellists

Glenda Chong anchors CNA’s Primetime World and is the co-host of Primetime Asia. An award-winning presenter, she returned to Singapore in March 2011 after serving as China Correspondent for three years in Shanghai. Highlights of her work include reporting on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, covering the devastating aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Arnold Gay is a radio presenter and former television presenter. He currently co-presents the breakfast show on Kiss 92FM together with Maddy Barber and Jason Johnson. He previously worked at Singapore radio stations Class 95FM and Power 98 FM, and was a broadcast journalist at various TV stations including Channel NewsAsia, CNBC Asia, Bloomberg TV and Reuters TV.

Rico Hizon joined BBC World News in 2002 in Singapore, where he is the presenter of the daily business and finance programme Asia Business Report. He also co-presents Newsday. In his almost 25 years as a broadcast journalist he has interviewed personalities in the financial, political and sporting worlds including Bill Gates, Tony Fernandes and Warren Buffet.

We look forward to welcoming you on February 6 evening.

With warm regards,

Sally J. Clarke

Management Committee Member

Singapore Press Club

Chinese New Year lunch at Jia Wei (February 20)

Dear Member

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

The Singapore Press Club has arranged a Chinese New Year lunch for our members and their guests at Grand Mercure Roxy’s Jia Wei restaurant.

When: February 20, 2018
Time: 12.15pm to 2.30pm
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769. Tel: 63448000.
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is located at Level 2 of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. It is noted for its traditional cooking style and 家味 (home flavours).

Menu:

PROSPERITY SALMON YU SHENG
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BRAISED SEA TREASURE SOUP WITH CRABMEAT, SHREDDED CHICKEN AND CONPOY
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STEAMED SEABASS WITH CHEF SPECIAL GREEN CHILLI SAUCE
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BRAISED MUSHROOM WITH GREENS AND SEA MOSS
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STEWED SEAFOOD VERMICELLI WRAPPEDS IN OPEH LEAF
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CHILLED MANGO PUREE WITH POMELO AND SAGO
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CHINESE TEA

Cost: $30 (member); $45 (guest)

Please register with an e-mail to secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by February 15. Indicate the number of guests you are bringing.
Also your cheque marked “Singapore Press Club” should reach the Secretriat by February 15. Mail it to:
Singapore Press Club,
C/O SPH New Centre,
1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

Best regards
The Secretariat

The Inaugural SCCA Diversity Debate

Dear Members & Guests,

The inaugural SCCA Diversity Debate will see several senior counsel from our esteemed partners debate the following:

Topic
“Diversity and inclusion initiatives do not promote growth and cannot be a senior management priority for organisations in Singapore.”

The debate is intended to have some inherent learning value for in-house counsel in asking tough questions about diversity and inclusion activities within their own organisations. Despite the heavy subject matter, the debate is meant to be entertaining and humorous thus, each team will be judged based on the content of their argument, humour and wit.

The SCCA will draw lots a week before the event to randomly select the speakers for each side of the house.

Please note this event will take place under the Chatham House Rule:”When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

 

Building a successful media career (Feb 6)

Dear Member,

You are invited to attend the panel discussion: Building a successful media career.

 

This event gives you a unique opportunity to hear leading news anchors – CNA’s Glenda Chong, BBC’s Rico Hizon and CNN’s Manisha Tank – tell their career stories. The session and Q&A will be moderated by Eugene Leow, Presenter, Editor and Digital Strategist with Singapore Press Holdings.
This free-of-charge event will provide insights on:

  • The key factors which influenced the panellists’ career success
  • How TV news is likely to change in the next five years
  • What factors journalists should consider when building a career in the media
  • What impact is technology having on the panellists’ careers today

 

Venue: Singapore Press Holdings News Centre, Room T2.1
Date: 6 February (Tuesday), 2018
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Light refreshments will be provided.

Register with the Secretariat at secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by
February 1. Please provide the following info:
Name:
Mobile:
Designation:
Company:

You can bring guests too.

Please note that if you register and do not turn up on the actual day, you will have to pay an administration fee of $10. You are also liable to be barred from subsequent Singapore Press Club events in 2018.

About the panellists

Glenda Chong anchors CNA’s Primetime World and is the co-host of Primetime Asia. An award-winning presenter, she returned to Singapore in March 2011 after serving as China Correspondent for three years in Shanghai. Highlights of her work include reporting on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, covering the devastating aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Rico Hizon joined BBC World News in 2002 in Singapore, where he is the presenter of the daily business and finance programme Asia Business Report. He also co-presents Newsday. In his almost 25 years as a broadcast journalist he has interviewed personalities in the financial, political and sporting worlds including Bill Gates, Tony Fernandes and Warren Buffet.

Manisha Tank is an award-winning journalist, news anchor and TV presenter who has worked for the biggest names in international news media over the last 20 years. At Thomson Reuters, The BBC and CNN International she has anchored flagship shows, including the award-winning News Stream on CNN.

We look forward to welcoming you on February 6 evening.

With warm regards,
Sally J. Clarke
Management Committee Member
Singapore Press Club

Goodwill Mission to Romania (May 5 to 14)

Dear Member

Singapore Press Club’s next Goodwill Mission will be to Romania from May 5 to 14, 2018. We have put together an itinerary with the help of Mr Florin Tacu, Romania’s ambassador to Singapore. The Romanian government will provide support during the 10-day trip.

The tentative itinerary is attached. Please note that official meetings and visits to media organisations have not been included because these are still being firmed up. The final itinerary will be provided to you closer to the travelling date.

We are flying by Qatar Airways:
QR 945 05MAY Singapore to Doha Dep 0225hrs Arr 0525hrs
QR 221 05MAY Doha to Bucharest Dep 0650hrs Arr 1155hrs
QR 222 13MAY Bucharest to Doha Dep 1255hrs Arr 1750hrs
QR 942 13MAY Doha to Singapore Dep 2035hrs Arr 0915hrs (14MAY)

The likely cost for the entire trip:
Single: $3,800
Twin-sharing: $3,500

To confirm that you are interested in going on this Goodwill Mission, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of $300. You can sign up your spouse too. The final list of delegates will be selected by the Singapore Press Club Management Committee. The $300 deposit is for group booking on Qatar Airways and will be returned to only those who are not selected for the trip.

Please register your interest with an e-mail to secretariat@pressclub.org.sg
Mention your name and passport details.
Also send a cheque for $300 marked “Singapore Press Club”. Mail it to: Singapore Press Club, C/O SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

Closing date: January 25, 2018.

Romania tour.docx

Best regards
The Secretariat

CENTURY OF LIGHT – Special Guided Tour (12 Jan 2018)

Dear Members

You and your guest are invited to enjoy two outstanding exhibitions highlighting the painting styles and art movements that developed in 19th century Europe.

Colours of Impressionism features more than 60 masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, including key works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, and Cézanne.

Between Worlds showcases Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, considered national heroes in their home countries of Indonesia and the Philippines.

Docents from the National Gallery will shed light on pieces from leading Western and Southeast Asian museums, among them works being shown in this region for the first time. Beat the queues, and enjoy this exclusive evening of artistic delights!

Event: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/see-do/highlights/century-of-light
Venue: National Gallery
Date: Friday, 12 Jan
Time: 7pm
Meeting Point: Coleman Street entrance

Register with the Secretariat at secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by 5 Jan. Please provide the following info:
Name:
Mobile:
Designation:
Company:
Guests (max 2):

If you do not turn up on the actual day, you have to pay an administration fee of $10 and are liable to be barred from subsequent Singapore Press Club events in 2018.

Warm regards
Carol Foo
Singapore Press Club

Movie Preview – ‘The Post’ in collaboration with Spore Film Society & AAJA (Jan 13)

Dear members

Together with the Singapore Film Society and the Asian American Journalists Association, we are organizing an exclusive premiere screening of Golden Globe Best Picture nominee, The Post.

This will be followed by “Pentagon Papers to Panama Papers: What’s Next for Journalism?”, a 20-minute post-screening panel discussion featuring Singapore Press Club VP Lau Joon-Nie and management committee member Tom Benner. The session will be moderated by AAJA member, Dan Murphy, a regular face on financial TV news.

Note: screening time is currently indicated as 12:45pm but may start a little later depending on the cinema’s regular scheduling. You will be notified once confirmation is received from Shaw Lido. The event will last about 2.5 hours in total.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets at $18. Enjoy the special rate of $14 by using the promo code: journalismrocks. Each member may order up to 10 tickets.

Book online now as seats are extremely limited! https://singaporefilmsociety.com/event/thepost/

Online payment by Visa, Mastercard or American Express only.

Click “ADD TO CART” after indicating your desired number of tickets.

If you forget to apply the promo code “journalismrocks” on Cart page, you can still apply it later before check-out.

You will be prompted to set up a username and password to perform this booking.
You will receive your e-tickets within 3 days. Print them out to exchange them for cinema tickets at the Singapore Film Society redemption desk on the day of the event.

See you at the movies!

Lau Joon-Nie
Vice President
Singapore Press Club