WAN-IFRA free webinar on Writing Winning Product Proposals, 29 June 2021, 2pm to 3pm – SPC members can register for free

Even the greatest, most innovative product ideas would not get far without buy-in and funding. In fostering stakeholder support, communicating your ideas will require much more than just clean grammar and a good report structure. To write a winning product proposal you will need to present a strong first impression and a compelling argument that convinces stakeholders that your proposed product idea will appeal to its intended audiences and serve their needs, while achieving business goals and being financially sustainable.

This means understanding the current context and situation, defining the problem in terms that your endorser, approver or funder can relate to, and articulating how and why your solution fulfils a market need.  It also entails showing that your implementation will connect the dots between editorial, audience, business, technology and strategy, and must highlight your commitment to measurement and meeting KPIs. And all these must be done within a budget!

Media veteran and impact trainer, Paula Fray, Founder & CEO of frayintermedia, will lead this webinar. Paula will share how media professionals can write a compelling product proposal complete with a budget, deliverables, sustainability assessment and risk management evaluation.

Webinar details:
Date: 29 June 2021
Time: 2pm to 3pm (SGT)
Platform: Online


Paula Fray
Founder & CEO

Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. Paula was the first female editor of the Saturday Star newspaper in South Africa. She is currently the managing director of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia, which she founded in 2005. The organisation has trained journalists, media leaders, civil society organisations, government officials and corporate leaders during its decade-long existence. She is a trustee of Media Monitoring Africa and IRIN independent news agency. She is a Print and Digital Media SA fellow and a public representative on the Press Council of South Africa. Paula graduated with a BJourn degree from Rhodes University and has a Woman and Law Certificate from UNISA. A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she is a former member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board at Harvard.

Join PSS Photography Masterclass Webinar: Creating Timeless Family Photos by William Chua tonight Wed, 23 June 2021, 8pm – 9pm

The Singapore Press Club and Photography Society of Singapore is pleased to invite you to tonight’s PSS 23rd Masterclass Webinar:
Creating Timeless Family Photos

Join tonight
Wed 23rd June 2021
8pm – 9pm

Join by clicking on the link below: https://www.facebook.com/pss1950sg/live/

📸 Family portraits are something that many of us are familiar with. 

Join William for this webinar, as he shares with us his vision and thoughts on creating timeless family photos for his clients. 

Free sign up for INMA Asia/Pacific News Media Summit 2021 – July 15 & 16

INMA has extended an invite to Singapore Press Club members to register and attend for free this event to meet top global and regional practitioners in news media strategyadvertisingdatasubscription, and product

The INMA Summit is focused on interpreting the “new normal” that the pandemic has revealed for news media companies:

  • What are the new and best practices emerging in business model sustainability and strategy?
  • What are the benefits of focusing on product and how does it champion customer experience and revenue streams?
  • How to decode and leverage data across functions: newsroom, advertising, and subscription? 
  • How do you build first-party data and a strategy around the demise of third-party cookies?

So far more than 450 registrants from 32 countries have signed up to attend.

Here’s the Agenda and speaker line ups.

To register free, click here.

What you’ll receive
Livestreams July 15-16
Recording of Summit
All Summit presentations

Sparknews presents Towards Equality live event at 3pm CET (9pm SGT). Join on FB, YouTube or LindkedIn

You are invited to this Virtual Event on

Friday 18 June 2021, tonight 

3pm to 5pm (CET) I  9pm – 11pm (SGT)

You can join it on FacebookYouTube or even Linkedin,
depending which you prefer.

This webinar is presented by Sparknews, a social entreprise working with leading media across the world to highlight initiatives that further the acceleration of the ecological and social transition.

***Live Event*** Join us to discover more about Towards Equality !

To further grow and engage the Towards Equality community on how we can advance gender equality, Sparknews is organising this Live event to give the floor to the media at the forefront of this movement, as well as hear more from key ambassadors and experts on climate, health, and gender issues, including Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from UN Women, Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace, Roopa Dhatt from Women in Global Health, Gary Barker from Promundo, Melinda Gates from The Gates Foundation and Meagan Fallone from Barefoot College. This Live event will also be co-moderated by the New York Times and cross-posted by our network in Europe, Asia, Africa and in the North and South Americas. The event will explore four core themes throughout the discussions: gender representation in the news, the critical link between gender and the climate crisis, women’s economic empowerment as key to recovery, and the question of how society cares for women. 

 You can find more information about the line-up of the programme here.

On June 18th, 15 international news outlets highlight the challenges and solutions to reach gender equality and build stronger societies 

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women in Paris from 30 June to 2 July, 15 international leading media outlets are joining forces to shed light on some of the most impactful grassroot and policy initiatives around the globe that are pushing gender equality forward, in a unique editorial programme: Towards Equality.

Fom June 18th, and for the following two weeks leading up to the GEF, these 15 partnering media will share and publish articles to shed light on the creative initiatives and policies pushed forward by women, men, institutions, companies and nations across the globe to address existing gender gaps at the local and global level, and thus advance not only women’s rights but society at large.

This unique and forward-looking alliance, spearheaded by Sparknews, includes: Asahi Shimbun in Japan, Il Corriere della Sera in Italy, The Daily Nation in Kenya, El Diario in Argentina, El Diario in Spain, Folha de S.Paulo in Brazil, Hasht E Subh in Afghanistan, L’Économiste in Morocco, L’Orient Le Jour in Lebanon, Madame Figaro in France, The Mail & Guardian in South Africa, The Independent in the UK, La Tribune de Genève and SRF in Switzerland, and Arte in France and Germany. 

Example of solutions-oriented content that will be published on June 18th:

  • “Solar ambassadors” for the energy transition, by L’Économiste [Morocco]. 

In Morocco, a training program in management and marketing of solar ovens and cookers is helping women in rural areas to create their own cooperatives. The aim is to contribute to inclusive and climate-resilient development in the regions and to promote gender equality.

  • Breastfeeding at work, a commitment to equality, by La Tribune de Genève [Switzerland]. The advantages of breastfeeding for the infant have led the WHO, since 2001, to recommend the practice for “two years or beyond”, including six months of exclusive breastfeeding. In Switzerland, maternity leave is 14 weeks (16 in Geneva), which doesn’t easily allow women to follow these recommendations. But that could change.
  • Making women’s voices heard in the media, by The Mail & Guardian [South Africa]. The South African non-profit ‘Quote this Woman’ aims to close the gender representation gap in the media, by providing media professionals with a database of women experts willing to be interviewed and hoping to be heard.

  • ‘Life-saving’ free train travel for domestic abuse victims in the UK, by The Independent [United-Kingdom]. A pioneering railway scheme in the UK is helping domestic violence victims escape their abusers by providing them free travel to reach a refuge. A lifeline for many who wouldn’t have been able to flee otherwise.
  • Turning museums into feminist spaces, by El Diario [Spain]. Traditionally, museums are spaces of cultural expression governed by a masculine standview. But in Spain, some museums and non-profits are taking concrete steps hoping to make women artists’ work more visible and to rethink the cultural world’s influence on gender equality. 

Together we can build back better !

The devastating ramifications of the Covid-19 health crisis in the political, economic, and social spheres have highlighted the many interlinkages that exist between key societal issues, and revealed the necessity for all of us to work hand-in-hand, using the diversity of our knowledge and resources as an asset, to (re-)construct a fairer, more equal society going forward. 

Towards Equality embodies this ambition. Beyond the publication, a whole movement has rallied in support of the campaign, including the Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Women, Women in Global Health, various other large organisations such as Promundo, Barefoot College, CARE, Shelter Movers, and art-based organisations like The Inside Out Project, Priya’s Shakti and Christie’s Auction House. 


Photos & videos: 

 Several communication tools are available for the news coverage of Towards Equality: 

  • A beautiful 4 mins video teaser by Anastasia Mikova, the filmmaker behind the documentary ‘woman’ 

  • Visuals on specific themes with quotes and visuals from experts and key ambassadors 

  • Visuals with key data related to gender equality 

 Who is Sparknews ?

Sparknews is a social enterprise dedicated to amplifying positive change by partnering with international news media, businesses, non-profits, artists, academics and researchers. By fostering dialogue and collaboration between these different stakeholders, Sparknews aims to create and inspire action towards a socio-ecological transition.

WAN-IFRA free webinar on Covid19 and Public Health Data Storytelling, 16 – 30 June 2021, SPC members can register for free

As the world tackles the Covid-19 pandemic with governments investing heavily in vaccine trials and rollouts, media organisations are finding new ways to produce sophisticated, interactive data storytelling, going far beyond barebones tables and charts to inform readers and hold governments to account.

Meanwhile, conversation is growing around pandemic preparedness and whether the world will be ready when the next big disease hits. Journalists increasingly need to be data-literate in order to trawl through massive amounts of international and local public health and disease statistics to discern key trends and help the policymakers and the public understand what lies ahead.

These three free webinar sessions by award-winning data journalist Kuek Ser Kuang Keng will help participants identify reliable sources of such data, how to make sense of the numbers and equip them with a range of storytelling skills to shape data narratives. Be guided through the best practices and pick up useful tips from case studies and additional one-to-one coaching sessions.


  1. Finding Reliable Data Sources
  2. Data Story Recipes
  3. Storytelling with Data Visualisation
  4. One-to-One Coaching


Webinar details
Date: 16, 19 & 30 June 2021
Time: 10am to 11.30am (SGT) – English session
           3pm to 4.30pm (SGT) – Mandarin session
Platform: Online


(MONDAY, 19 JULY 2021)

Singapore Press Club is celebrating our Club’s 50th Anniversary with a series of events.  

Join us in this special deal of a live zoom talk and tasting of unique wines from the ancient land of Israel brought in to Singapore by Binnun Winery through partnership with Tamara and Sylvia. 

Have you tasted Israeli wines?

Israel wines are up and coming and they have been gaining prominence in Europe and the US, showing up in some of the top celebrity restaurants’ wine lists. 

Come sign up for an evening of exotic Israel wine tasting as winemaker Edward Grandler and Dr. Dan Yaniv takes you on a journey through the vineyards of Judean Hills, Israel.  

Date: 19 July 2021, Monday
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Zoom (virtual event)

Priced at $38 nett for a set of 5 wines (60ml each)
(Self collect or $10 for delivery)

Enjoy a 
10% discount for Singapore Press Club members by emailing to  SgWineTasting@gmail.com and quoting your membership. 

Limited seats available, first-come-first-serve or by end Monday 5th July 2021. So hurry email them now!