Journalism

HEALTH MINISTRY SLAMS 154 MEDIA FOR SPREADING GOSSIPS ABOUT DELAYED HEPATITIS C ANNOUNCEMENT

The Ministry of Health published a public rebuttal admonishing national newspaper The Straits Times for suggesting that the delay in Hepatitis C announcement was for political reasons. MOH claims that the allegations are completely baseless and claims that Singaporeans expect higher standards of journalism from our newspapers.

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STOMP HAS ROLE IN NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE

CLOSING down citizen journalism website Stomp may not solve the inherent issues in the social media era, as similar platforms will sprout up to take its place ("MDA responds to anti-Stomp petition"; last Thursday). Stomp started out with the aim of promoting citizen journalism, showcasing public perspectives of news that might not be captured by traditional media. In that way, Stomp should not be seen as inferior to mainstream media. At the same time, one cannot expect Stomp posts to possess the depth of analysis present in traditional media.

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