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  • Media Q&A: Mashable Asia

    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. Based in Singapore, Ho leads the editorial direction at…

    Behind The Byline March 21, 2016
  • Meet the Media: Asia Insurance Review

    Established in January 1991, the Asia Insurance Review (AIR) is the brainchild of former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mr. Hwang Soo Jin, who is currently Emeritus Chairman of Singapore Reinsurance Corp. Mr. Sivam Subramaniam was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief to launch the magazine in a bid to promote Singapore’s efforts in becoming the insurance hub of the region. Known as “The Voice of the Insurance Industry”, AIR’s main objective is to meet the information needs of insurance practitioners worldwide, and in particular, Asia, as well as…

    Behind The Byline February 11, 2016
  • Meet the Media: (II)

    In part one of’s Meet the Media series, Founders Ms. Laxmi Iyer and Ms. Sandhya Sriram, shared details about their business model, their collaborations with various organizations and media outlets in Singapore, as well as the career event organised by them. The second part of this Meet the Media series focuses on the current developments at and on writing tips. Being more than just a biotechnology and healthcare virtual newsroom. In a bid to solidify their reputation as a one-stop solution for individuals from the academia, industry and…

    Behind The Byline December 18, 2015
  • Meet the Media: (I)

    Scientific research papers contain plenty of jargon, making it less likely for an average human with an attention span of eight seconds to get through them in one sitting. Three Ph.D. graduates from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore saw a need to simplify research articles for stakeholders in the biotechnology and healthcare industries, as well as for mainstream audiences, to easily comprehend the detailed information contained in such articles. Ms. Laxmi Iyer, Ms. Sandhya Sriram and Mr. Prasanna Kumar Juvvuna founded on 21 December 2014 with the main objective…

    Behind The Byline December 14, 2015
  • Media Q&A – PanaJournal, Indonesia

    Media Q&A is a series of interviews with media insiders about big shifts that currently reshaping their industry, so that PR and marketing people can better understand and engage them. Her stint in the local edition of Fortune magazine earned her the 2011 Anugerah Adiwarta, one the prestigious journalism award in Indonesia. But when she isn’t drafting articles, Andina Dwifatma devotes her times to looking closely at today’s ever-changing media landscape. She’s passionately curious about the powerful force of new media which disrupting journalism. In fact, she cofounded PanaJournal last…

    Behind The Byline October 21, 2015