Online workshop on COVID-19 fact-checking & source verification (29 Feb)

Dear members,

The Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter is holding a fact-checking and source verification workshop on COVID-19 coverage for a limited number of its members and is sharing this session with Singapore Press Club members via Facebook Live:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020
10:30AM – 12:30PM

COVID-19 has been the center of media attention for the past month. However, misinformation surrounding the disease can also spread as fast as the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself. To report on stories more accurately, learn how to verify information for stories using Google Advanced Search Tools. In this digital journalism workshop by AAJA-Asia Training Network trainer, Mike Raomanachai, you’ll find out more about the tools to analyse, verify, and geolocate sources or visual information. After a brief introduction on disinformation, the workshop will cover:

a.       search tools for source verification
b.       map tools and geolocation, and
c.       photo and video forensics.

* Topics may change due to available time and audience composition.

Here is how to access the livestream of Saturday’s workshop on Facebook Live:

1.       Join AAJA-Asia Facebook Group any time before the session begins: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AAJAasia/
2.       Make sure you turn on the group notification.
3.       The livestream will appear on Saturday Feb 29 at 10:30 AM Singapore time.

Questions? Contact:
Mike Raomanachai
Trainer, AAJA-Asia Training Network
mraomanachai@gmail.com
For more about the AAJA-Asia Training Network, visit https://aaja-asia.org/training/

Best regards

Lau Joon Nie
Vice President
Singapore Press Club

Singapore Press Club appoints its first GM, seeks your feedback

Dear members,

Last year, ahead of the start of a new decade and the Press Club’s 50th anniversary in 2021, your Management Committee (MC) held a retreat to plan for the future and take the Club to the next level.

We were unanimous about one thing: The time had come to professionalise the Club’s secretariat and appoint a general manager. An all-volunteer MC would no longer be able to keep up our level of activities, much less take the Club higher.

I’m pleased to announce that we have appointed Janet Wee, as the Club’s GM.

Janet, who has served on the MC for nearly 6 years, retired recently from Singapore Press Holdings where she was with the Media Solutions Division. We are glad she agreed to take up the job.

So please welcome Janet on board as GM of the Singapore Press Club. For those who may not know her, do see her photo and bio below. Her email is janetwee.biz@gmail.com.

Janet would like to take this opportunity to get your feedback on the type of activities that both you and your friends and guests would like her to do more of. Please click this link to give us your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RQVZ7M

The MC and I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Press Club. We remain fully committed to serve you and our valued members and grow the Club further.

Unfortunately, given the Code Orange Covid-19 situation, we’ve had to put on hold most activities we had planned for February and March. We hope to resume our events as soon as we can.

In the meantime, we have negotiated some F&B offers for our members to enjoy with your family and friends. Just show your membership card (or a screenshot of your valid card) to enjoy privileges at the following places:

Winestone Restaurant, Bar & Retail @ Novotel Singapore on Stevens, 30 Stevens Road : 25% discount
Orchard Cafe @ Orchard Hotel : 20% discount
Cornerstone Wines & Spirits distributor : selected wines and spirits at special low prices
(Scroll below for details and offer terms & conditions)

Lastly, our Annual General Meeting is around the corner. Do mark the AGM date in your calendar: Thurs, April 23, 2020. Dinner will be served from 6pm. We’ll let you know the venue nearer the date. We will also send out a formal notice, together with the AGM documents.

Take care and stay safe,

Best wishes,

Patrick Daniel
President
Singapore Press Club

Meet the Singapore Press Club’s new GM!