WP Youth Wing invites you to join them in their exploration of New Media on 16 Jan 2010.

YouthQuake 6 – The Influence of Online Media on Singaporean Youths

The Central Executive Committee of the Worker’s Party’s Youth Wing.
With the prevalence of online media on political parties, this topic takes on special significance as the role of online media vis-à-vis print media will come into prominence in the coming elections, much more so than in the 2006 elections.

The Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) invites you to attend this sixth installment of the YouthQuake series of forums. This forum will bring together four young Singaporeans who will share with you their unique insights and experiences in the online media scene. It promises to be an engaging and enriching session for everyone!

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2010

Time: 14:30 – 17:00

Location: 216G, Syed Alwi Road, #02-03

Speakers Profile & Speech Synopsis

  • Making Sense of Virtual Reality – Agenda, Audience, Action
    By Elvin Ong, 24, SMU Business Undergraduate

    Elvin will explore the question to what extent can online media in the virtual world motivate people to take action, in particular, political action, in the physical world?

  • Fighting in the Trenches: The New Media Jungle
    By Terence Lee, 23, NTU Communications Undergraduate & News Editor of The Online Citizen

    Having served as a writer, reporter, and editor of The Online Citizen, Terence will share unique and penetrating insights of his dip into the public sphere, some which he picked up the hard way.

  • Implications of Singapore Law on Online Media
    By Sangeetha Yogendran, 23, NUS Law Undergraduate

    Sangeetha will be examining the rights one has regarding online media, focusing on censorship and defamation laws. She will also examine the potential implications of the cooling-off day and talk about whether the current laws should be changed in this new online era.

  • Too Much of Anything is Poison
    By Ruth Komathi, 19, TP Psychology Student

    Ruth will be exploring the increasing usage of online media and its detrimental effects when used in excess.