SPH Foundation Presents New Media in Transition Lecture Series: “From YouTube to YouNiversity: Learning and Playing in the Era of Social Networks”

Singapore, 05 January 2007 – The SPH Foundation held its inaugural lecture of a Lecture Series entitled "Media in Transition: Social & Economic Impact" at the Drama Centre this evening.

For the inaugural lecture, SPH Foundation invited Professor Henry Jenkins from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to give a talk titled “From YouTube to YouNiversity: Learning and Playing in the Era of Social Networks”. As the founder and co-director of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program and the author or editor of twelve books on various aspects of media and popular culture, Professor Jenkins has extensive experience and knowledge on digital aesthetics, media convergence, transmedia storytelling, computer games, and youth culture.

The event flyer and abstract of the lecture can be found in Annex A while the full text of Dr Tony Tan’s speech can be found in Annex B below. Professor Henry Jenkins’ bio-data can be found in Annex C while information about the Media in Transition: Social & Economic Impact Lecture Series can be found in Annex D.

79KB Annex A - Flyer
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55KB Annex B - Dr Tony Tan's Opening Address
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67KB Annex C - About Professor Henry Jenkins
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45KB Annex D - About the Media in Transition Lecture Series
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Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Co. Registration No. 200300910M

For more information, please contact:

Selina Lim
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited
DID: 6319 1872
HP: 9435 2856
FAX: 6319 8150
Email: limyl@sph.com.sg
About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005.

For more information, please visit the Foundation's website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg.


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