Through The Lens Exhibition by The Straits Times and World Press Photo (16 Jan – 7 Feb) and Photojournalism Webinar (Jan 27, Wed, 12.30pm)

Dear Friends,

Singapore Press Club is pleased to invite you to view Through The Lens photo exhibitions by The Straits Times and World Press Photo held at the National Museum of Singapore (The Concourse level 1 and The Canyon at basement) from Saturday, January 16 to Sunday February 7, 2021. It is open to the public daily, admission is free. 

Through The Lens comprises an exhibition by The Straits Times (this year, the ST exhibition will focus on coverage of Covid-19 in Singapore) and an exhibition by the World Press Photo (which celebrates most powerful, provocative and poignant images from around the world).

Join us as well for this Webinar on Photojournalism

Covering Covid-19 – Documenting a new normal amid the pandemic Featuring ST photojournalists As social distancing becomes part of the new landscape, many of us have had to rethink our lifestyles and get creative in the ways we connect, gather, eat and work.

Through visual features that captured how coronavirus impacted lives in 2020, The Straits Times photojournalists discuss the role that photojournalism plays during a public health crisis, as well as the challenges and importance of showing the human face – and cost – of the pandemic.

Date: Wed, Jan 27
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Register by Jan 24, 6pm    

Successful registrants will be sent a unique link prior to the webinar

(1) Webinar on Trauma Literacy for Newsroom Leaders (27 Jan, 12noon SGT on Zoom) and (2) free Newsroom Guide on reporting of health crises

Dear members,

SPC is pleased to offer you two great resources related to handling crises reporting.

  • Webinar on Trauma Literacy for Newsroom Leaders on 27 January 2021 at 12noon SGT on Zoom
  • Newsroom Guide on pandemic reporting – free download

Starting 2021,  WAN-IFRA is working with Dart Centre APAC in Australia to offer this special training series on how to protect against and prevent trauma and help newsrooms build resiliency and put in place workplace processes which safeguard employees’ mental health and well-being.

This free webinar will come with live translation in Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.

SPC members are invited to register for a free introductory webinar on 27 January 2021 held at 12noon SGT on Zoom.

You can also share with your friends and colleagues who may benefit from this valuable training.

For more details and to register, visit

A free download of a Newsroom Guide with expert views and advice for media professionals and newsrooms to navigate reporting of health crises
It’s a great Covid19 reporting resource. This newsroom guide is a distillation of expert views and advice, drawn from the World Editors Forum Science in the Newsroom project. It covers newsgathering, storytelling and innovative techniques to help journalists, editors and newsrooms navigate COVID-19 and future health crises.

Register here to get your free copy

The handbook is produced by the World Editors Forum, the network for editors within WAN-IFRA.

Enjoy a Eurasian Christmas Feast at home and discover this heritage cuisine with an online talk on Friday Dec 18 from 6:30-7:15pm

SPC Gourmet Special is back!

If you missed the Peranakan Taster Meal in October, don't miss this.

Eurasian Christmas Feast & 45-minute Online Talk

by Chef Lionel Chee

Friday I 18 December 2020 I 6:30 - 7:15pm

Terms & Conditions
  • As this is a curated event menu, Chef Lionel is unable to take any special requests beyond the above menu options.
  • Orders close on Monday, December 14, to give Chef Lionel time to purchase ingredients and prepare this special off-the-main-menu group meal. 
  • Should you wish to reduce or cancel your order, we suggest requesting to send it to someone else as a treat as refunds (less credit card charges) would not be possible after 14 December. Change of delivery address will be accepted up to 17 December.

Should you have any questions, please email Singapore Press Club at

The inevitability of pandemics: is Asia Pacific prepared? Take-aways from the virtual event held on 12 November 2020

This webinar hosted by Singapore Press Club and supported by Roche Diagnostics addressed the question about pandemics. COVID-19 is not the first pandemic the world has seen, and it certainly won’t be the last. But it has once again laid bare inherent weaknesses in the world’s infectious disease surveillance and response capabilities. Correcting these weaknesses will be no small task. Significant efforts have been made to navigate the current crisis, but without a long-term view on the management of infectious diseases, the strategies of today may not do much to prevent future epidemics and pandemics.  Renowned academics, clinicians and health economic experts from around the region participated in a 90 minutes discussion about the way forward, and what it will take for Asia Pacific to be prepared for when, not if, the next pandemic strikes. Being a virtual forum, we were able to get over 50 sign ups, mainly journalists from around the region’s 27 media titles. Attendees were from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Hong Kong. 

Zakir Hussain, Vice President Singapore Press Club & Singapore Editor, The Straits Times made a welcome address to the attendees with a simple message that “the pandemic has highlighted the need for collaboration and partnership across society, including media organisations and this event is testament to that.”

A big thanks to our SPC member Ms Shefali Rekhi, Asian Insider Editor, The Straits Times & Asia News Network Editor, for doing a great job in moderating the 3 sessions with the 10 panellists experts from the region in the healthcare sector, including a doctor who had the Covid19 and recovered.  After the session, Shefali commented that “the topic of infectious diseases is very timely, and as media we need to build and continue on such discussions to raise better awareness and provide accurate information”.

Click below image to watch a round up and recordings of the event

Read more information from the speakers from the Dia:gram magazine. Click image to download

11.11 Webinar: Catch the panel discussion on the “Job Opportunities in the new media and digital marketing sector”.

What are the current issues, job opportunities and training available for the media and marketing  industry? 
A webinar discussion on Tuesday 11 November 2020  was held to address burning questions for the panellists from Singapore Press Club (SPC), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)/UPME and the Market Research Society Singapore (MRSS).


Many thanks to the panel of speakers – Lau Joon Nie, Vice President of Singapore Press Club, Manisha from Republic Polytechnic and MRSS and Melvin Yong, Assistant Secretary General, NTUC for sharing their insights about how #PMETs can successfully transition into this industry and opportunities in the new trend of digital media, marketing and PR. Thanks to Selena Oh from Write Sel Communications & member of Singapore Press Club for Moderating the session and keeping the session engaging with lots of questions from webinar attendees.

If you’ve missed it, you can view the session recording from this link.