Author Archives: Janice Tan

5 Things to Note When Pitching Lonely Planet Asia

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“A whole new world. A new fantastic point of view.” These lyrics are apt when describing Lonely Planet Asia, a renowned magazine offering readers insights on the histories and cultures of countries across the globe, as well as stunning photography, recommendations and travel advice. The magazine’s main goal is to inspire readers to explore new destinations and look at familiar ones through fresh eyes. Its feature stories cover countries ranging from Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle east, to Europe and the Americas.

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Media Q&A: Bloomberg News (Singapore Bureau)

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“What is a typical day like at Bloomberg News?” one might ask. According to Singapore Bureau Chief Stephanie Phang, every day is different. The team of editors, reporters and analysts she oversees have their hands full with covering a broad spectrum of news – energy and commodities, economy, government, stocks, bonds, FX, banks, real estate, treasuries and the regional bond markets. They also conduct interviews and write insightful analyses on financial markets.

As bureau chief, Phang is responsible for operations within the regional hub, overseeing more than 70 staff members and ensuring that they are reporting the Singapore story in a meaningful way that is valuable to their readers.

“I make sure we are all over the breaking news, help to headline and edit stories, and support reporters and editors to produce cool enterprise. When needed, I provide the check and balance on stories that we produce here on Singapore. I also identify talent, nurture and retain them, and try to make sure the people in the bureau are happy and well,” she added.

Founded in 1990, Bloomberg News grew rapidly over the years from a team of six to 2,600 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. The industry leader in financial news has evolved based on the needs of its readers by broadening the way it delivers news both on the Bloomberg terminal and the website, and through platforms such as magazines, TV and radio.

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Meet the Media: Business Capital Asia

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Have you ever needed industry-specific information and details on key businesses across the region but find it time-consuming to gather information about individual companies? Business Capital Asia (BCA) offers a convenient solution to C-level executives and potential investors by profiling businesses, keeping them informed of the investment and development opportunities that deserve special attention in these economically tumultuous times.

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7 Do’s and Don’ts When Pitching Mashable Asia

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Mashable is currently one of the most popular virtual news websites, producing a wide variety of content ranging from hard news to the latest developments in the technology, entertainment and lifestyle industries, as well as web culture and internet trends in its “Watercooler” section. The site boasts 45 million monthly unique views and is a hit among 18 to 40 year olds.

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Media Q&A: Mashable Asia

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I recently sat down with Victoria Ho, Asia Editor at Mashable, to get her thoughts on how social media has changed the Singapore media landscape and the debate between print and digital media. Founded in 2005, Mashable is a popular digital media company focusing on technology, social media and viral content, as well as news and developments around the world. Launched in September last year, Mashable Asia has 45 million unique visitors per month and 3,394 social followers on Twitter and Facebook.

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