NUS Communications and New Media Society holds Inaugural Dialogue with Minister Ong Ye Kung

NUS Communications and New Media Society holds Inaugural Dialogue with Minister Ong Ye Kung

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Communications and New Media (CNM) Society held a dialogue with Minister Ong Ye Kung, Minister of Education, on 22 April 2019 at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium.

Titled “Communication in the Digital Era: Innovation, Adaptation & Transformation”, panellists discussed the Communications and Public Relations sector in the increasingly digitalised world of today.

The panel consisted of Minister Ong, Emily Poon, Managing Director of Ogilvy, Steven Chia, Presenter and Senior Editor of Channel News Asia, Marcus Loh, President of the Institute of Public Relations and Fauzi Aziz, Managing Producer of The Smart Local.

Moderated by Elmie Nekmat, Associate Professor at NUS, audience members from NUS, IPRS members and student chapters were invited to ask questions to the panellists.

Topics and questions discussed during the dialogue included the monetization of the media, changes in the communications and media landscape and what can be done to maintain the relevancy of education in communications in today’s age.

In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the CNM Society and the Institute of Public Relations (IPRS) by Marcus and Audrey Yue, Head of the Department of CNM in NUS.

“This MOU signing and partnership with IPRS will allow CNM students to build connections and network with industry leaders.

“We hope that through this, our students will get to learn more about the vibrant Public Relations industry”, said Quinn Tasha Ong, President of the CNM Society.

Violet Tan, Project Director of the CNM Society, looks forward to more industry events in CNM.

“The dialogue session was very insightful about the Communications industry.

“This partnership will allow us to organise more events similar to this, where we can learn more about the relevant knowledge and skills directly from industry leaders,” said Violet.

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