(From left to right) Supervised by Associate Professor Benjamin Hill Detenber, Looi Jie Min (CS ‘16), Abigail Chua (CS ‘16), Alisius Leong (CS ‘16) and Damian Gan (CS ‘16) is the first group of undergraduates in WKWSCI to have won the top student paper award in the Communication and Technology division. PHOTO COURTESY OF: Looi Jie Min

Newsmakers

Giving Life to Research Papers

WKWSCI has received numerous awards at the ICA conference, but for the first time, a group of WKWSCI undergraduate students clinched the top student paper award in the Communication and Technology division for their exceptional study on people’s reaction to online comments.

CEO of RSTN Consulting, Steven Lim, 54,  gifted $1 million to Nanyang Technological University earlier this April to help students in need. This contribution launched the RSTN Scholarship and Bursary Fund for final-year students.
PHOTO: KENNETH CHAN

Giving Students a Head Start

From struggling with finances when he was a student himself to now funding undergraduates across Singapore, Steven Lim (MSc (KM)’08) has always believed in life-long learning and giving back to society.

Tan Tam Mei (CS’15) on her flight from Singapore to Bangkok, taken in June 2021.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TAN TAM MEI

Pursuing Opportunities Across Borders

Despite the pandemic, Tan Tam Mei’s (CS’15) fervour for adventure motivated her to relocate to Thailand as a foreign correspondent for The Straits Times.

Bertrand Teo (MMC'21) published Navigating Disruptions, Media Relations in the Digital Age last December.
PHOTO: XU MEI CHENG

Decoding the Media Landscape Disruption

Experience in the field of news reporting, television news production and corporate communications just was not enough for Bertrand Teo (MMC‘21). Last year, the 36-year-old added another title to his repertoire: author.

The team of Our Grandfather Story in a themed photoshoot. In recent years, they have garnered massive media attention through publishing video documentaries of the lesser known stories in Singapore. PHOTO COURTESY OF OUR GRANDFATHER STORY

Beyond Telling Stories

With over 27 million views on YouTube, four WKWSCI alumni are making waves online with their unique style of storytelling.

Ada Wong, 42, and her husband founded Kidsglobal in 2012 — an education centre that focuses on conducting bilingual classes for children between the ages of 2 and 7. PHOTO: HELENE TIAN

Nurturing Bilingual Learners in China

Ada Wong’s (CS'01) passion for bilingualism brought her to Hangzhou in China, where she co-founded education centre Kidsglobal to provide all-rounded education for children there.

Before his full-time position at South China Morning Post, Dewey Sim (CS’19) began covering local and regional stories, while he was still in WKWSCI. PHOTO: NATASHA KASIM

Creating His Own Path

Fresh out of university, Dewey Sim (CS’19) lands himself a job as South China Morning Post’s first and only Singapore-based reporter.

Currently the deputy chief editor of TODAY, Loh Chee Kong (CS’05) saw through the newspaper’s shift to a fully-digital platform in Oct. 2017. PHOTO: WILLIE TAN

Digital Transformation in the Journalism Industry

From the classroom and newsrooms, such as TODAY and Lianhe Zaobao, here’s the latest on digital disruption in journalism from the perspectives of three WKWSCI alumni.

Working in a team with people across different cohorts is a defining factor of the WeeVo experience. PHOTO COURTESY OF: VERA LIM, LEE JIA YING AND YEO SZE-G

 

Redefining The Volunteer Experience

With WeeVo, the volunteer experience in WKWSCI extends beyond an overseas community involvement project, with students giving back to the local community as well.

As the new director of the MMC programme, Professor Ang Peng Hwa has high hopes for students to excel in their careers after graduation. PHOTO: BRENDAN TAN

WKWSCI Gets a New MMC Programme Director

Professor Ang Peng Hwa takes on the role of director of the Master of Mass Communication.

In August 2018, Assoc Prof. Shirley Ho (CS'02) received two awards — the Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 award and the Women in Education Leadership Award. PHOTO: BEVERLY CHEW

 

WKWSCI Scholar Wins Prestigious Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award

​Associate Professor Shirley Ho (CS’02) is the first scholar from an Asian university to receive the prestigious Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award.

Chan, who has been a business journalist for 18 years, has ascended the editorial ladder from starting as a business reporter to now an executive editor of an online  and print publication. PHOTO: SHABANA BEGUM

Veteran Business Journalist Wins Big at SGX Awards

Chan Chao Peh (CS’00) clinched the ‘Story of the Year’ award at the inaugural SGX Orb Awards.