Mass Media

Keeping social media in line a smouldering reform issue

A great many questions are waiting to be answered by the Communist Party Central Committee's plenary session on cultural reform, scheduled to be held in Beijing in a week.

Sunday, 9 October, 2011, 12:00am

In personal branding, image is the message

Networking and communication skills are vitally important in the modern business world. But to make a real impact, you need to carefully manage all aspects of your professional image, according to Rosemarie Yau, a personal branding and communications strategist. It's a relatively new concept in Asia but one that is catching on fast.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Abduction (Film)

Life is filled with debates that divide humanity right down the middle. One involves the two opposing camps of Twilight fandom: Team Edward versus Team Jacob. Which are you on?

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Poser can fire only blanks

Life is filled with debates that divide humanity down the middle. One involves the two opposing camps of Twilight: Team Edward versus Team Jacob. Which are you on?

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Woman Without Piano

In 2009, Carmen Machi was best known in her native Spain for her role in the sitcom Aida, in which she played a gaudily attired, perennially squealing middle-aged woman struggling with myriad odd jobs - usually with comical effect - so as to provide for her hilariously dysfunctional family.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

It's art, not smut, writer argues

One man's smut is another man's art, it seems. A newspaper columnist defended his recent work in the new free paper Sharp Daily as 'literature' after it was ruled indecent by the Obscene Articles Tribunal last Saturday.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's jailing reflects tough times for news

The recent sentencing of a former chief editor of a party newspaper in Nanyang, Henan, to 16 years in jail for selling top spots in his newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into what a grass-roots party paper must do to survive.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Rei Kitamura, 14, King George V School

cd: Glee: The Music Vol 6. Another collection of songs that'll make you dance.

dvd: Soul Surfer. An inspiring story of will and determination in a girl that loses her arm in a shark attack.

movie: Contagion. A deadly virus threatens the world. Sound familiar?

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

TV that's just too real for the comfort of Chinese censors

After seven years, it is farewell to the super girls. Last weekend it was confirmed that the mainland reality TV show Happy Girls, which was formerly known as Super Girl and is the local version of American Idol, will not be returning next year. The show has fallen victim not to slumping ratings, but to State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) regulations.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Boycott call for Jimmy Lai's racy new free tabloid

A coalition of 87 parent, educational and religious groups called for a boycott of Sharp Daily, the new free newspaper, which it says contains excessive adult content. Controversy has been brewing since the launch on Monday over the racy content of the Chinese-language tabloid, part of media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's empire, which also includes Next Magazine and Apple Daily.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jane Eyre (Film)

There have been many film versions of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, but director Cary Fukunaga clearly felt there was more than enough relevant material in the Victorian novel for modern audiences.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Leon: The Professional (DVD)

This beautifully composed film by director Luc Besson stars Jean Reno as the title character, a top-class Italian hitman.

Leon doesn't care about anything or anyone, at least not until he saves Mathilda (Natalie Portman), the little girl next door, from corrupt policemen.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Battle for readers will make losers of some newspapers

The curtain has finally been raised on the newspaper war that is likely to determine which will survive, with the launch of the much-anticipated free Chinese-language Sharp Daily, produced by Next Media. This week's first issue had a print run of 800,000.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

In the story headlined 'Ramp up in spending on media training' published on page eight of the Sunday Morning Post on September 11, the number of information officers working for the police's public relations arm should have been 27.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Digital flow

Take Wong Chung-yu's digital media installations out of an art gallery and put them in a sci-tech expo and they wouldn't look out of place.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am