In October, (from left) Seow, designer/illustrator; Taahira, producer; Ho, director; He, director of photography showcased their project at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film in Germany. PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAHORE LANDING TEAM

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From Lahore to New York

From dealing with scheduled blackouts to food poisoning, four tenacious storytellers went through thick and thin to illuminate the lesser-known side of Pakistan.

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.

Pang Xue Qiang and Chong Kai Yan (both CS'17) put a twist on Singapore’s history by retelling it through love stories. PHOTO: LOH YUN JIN

Telling Stories Through Love

Chong Kai Yan and Pang Xue Qiang (both CS’17) bagged a Yale-NUS grant to portray Singapore’s history in a different light.

Our Eyes For Life team members pose for a photo with volunteers Ken Tong and Claudia Tay (both centre) from the Singapore Optometric Association. PHOTO COURTESY OF: OUR EYES FOR LIFE

An Eye for Serving

With the simple desire to serve the community, four WKWSCI undergraduates embarked on a Final Year Project that brought free eye screenings to Tampines residents.

The research paper on “Phubbing” was featured in The Straits Times, The New Paper and Lianhe Zao Bao earlier this year. PHOTO CREDITS: JUDE TAN

Spotlight on “Phubbing”

Alumna Clarice Sim (CS’06, MSc’09) and her students from Singapore Polytechnic shine the spotlight on “Phubbing” in Singapore.