By Huang Beihua (20A03A) and Sarah Lok (20A03A)
Photos courtesy of Mr Patrick Wong
Despite our denial, the life of a student journalist is markedly different from that of a paid professional. We are fortunate not to risk having someone set their dogs on us, for example, and rejections of our articles—even if churned out on Google Docs in late-night frenzies—are exceptions rather than the norm. Yet, the safe harbour of school does not so readily exonerate student-journalists from the keeping abreast of the meteorology in the open seas beyond, and as the field of journalism as a whole braces for the digital era ahead, it is only too appropriate that student journalists must, too, consider and discuss the challenges and opportunities it heralds for ourselves.
Continue reading “Pressing Ahead 2019: Preparing for the Multimedia Newsroom”
By Raffles Press
5:05pm. The sun hangs low in the air; for a split second (or hours, it feels like), the world stops spinning on its axis. Time treads lighter, slower, even, around these parts. A block ends and another begins, though most (the sane ones) are no longer in school to care. You might think you know what’s going on in school around this hour, but do you really? Raffles Press presents: the darker side of the campus, for your reading pleasure.
Continue reading “Typical Tuesday Thrills”
By Raffles Press
If the holiday proves to be dreary and boring, consider this: excitement. Crave the adrenaline rush that comes with writing your conclusion in a minute? The exciting feeling of waiting for the teacher to utter the question that decides your PW grades? Do not fear! You can now escape more than your promo results and PW group mates, for the escape rooms are here. Raffles Press visited four different escape rooms (which were definitely exciting), and we are here now to tell you all you need to know about them.
Continue reading “Raffles Press vs. Escape Rooms”
By Abigail Ang (18S06B)
Do you have something on your mind that you are bursting to share? A cause you are passionate about? A confidential tip? An observation about school life or a phenomenon you wish someone would investigate?
Well, you can stop holding your tongue, as Press Soapbox is back in its 3rd incarnation next week. Press Soapbox is a biannual initiative by Raffles Press which aims to tap the pulse of the school community and cover issues that Rafflesians care about. Continue reading “See Something, Say Something – Press Soapbox is Back!”
By Ashley Tan (18A13A) and Zacchaeus Chok (18S03O)
Student journalist – not exactly the most prestigious job around, or even one that is frequently sought after. Nor is it an easy job, with frequent late nights on Google Docs, scouring for website-worthy pictures and harassing subjects for interviews. While student journalists around Singapore may have had a taste of the perils that the job brings, the kind of experience that each journalist has would undoubtedly vary from school to school.
Raffles Press’ Pressing Ahead Conference provided the opportune platform for student journalists from 7 very different institutions to collaborate and learn from one another.
Continue reading “Pressing Ahead 2017: The Community Through The Journalist’s Eye”