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SPH Foundation Presents Media in Transition Lecture Series: “The Greatest Change in the History of Media”

Singapore, 14 July 2010 – The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation held its third lecture of the Media in Transition Lecture Series at the Drama Centre this morning.

More than 400 guests, including media professionals, lecturers and students, attended the lecture by Professor Vin Crosbie on "The Greatest Change in the History of Media". He is the Adjunct Professor of Visual and Interactive Communications and Senior Consultant on Executive Education in New Media at the Syracuse University. Among the audience were Dr Tan Chin Nam, Chairman of the Media Development Authority and Dr N. Varaprasad, Chief Executive of National Library Board.

In his opening remarks, Dr Tony Tan, Chairman of SPH and SPH Foundation, said:"At SPH, the traditional print media remains our core business, but we also aim to be a leading new-media player by committing $150 million in the online and mobile space. We have to learn to embrace new media and synergise it with the existing traditional media. They each have their place in the media landscape of tomorrow."

The Media in Transition Lecture Series was started by the SPH Foundation in 2007 to focus on the media in transition and its social and economic impact. One of the Foundation’s core objectives is to promote education and life-long learning in Singapore. It also supports other causes such as arts and culture, sports, conservation, community service and charity.



Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
Co. Registration No. 200300910M


For more information, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang
Deputy General Manager
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited
DID: 6319 1216

Mr Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Limited
DID: 6319 1225

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