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NUS: Someone’s lying about communications and new media dept

In Media on 26/12/2018 at 12:06 pm

Only our constructive, nation-building media will report a story where one side is clearly lying (Ok, OK misrepresenting the truth) without trying to establish which side is faking the news.

Exodus of lecturers in NUS department, discontinued modules worry students

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Prof Yue and deputy head, Associate Professor Zhang Weiyu, in an email — which TODAY obtained a copy of — sent to students on Dec 4.

They noted that lecturers who had quit taught a total of 35 modules, without specifying the number of lecturers who resigned. While they acknowledged that there are “short-term teaching gaps left by these staff”, the department “rested only three modules”.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/exodus-lecturers-nus-department-worries-students-modules-discontinued

But

Former lecturers said the department had offered close to 130 modules during Prof Dutta’s tenure. After Prof Yue took over, 75 modules — or over half of them — were discontinued.

After students raised concerns over the adequacy of options, the number of modules axed was reduced to 56. Majority of the modules were discontinued, while a few were merged.

The final tally of 56 modules axed was stated in a Dec 4 internal proposal titled “Curriculum Review and Update” which TODAY obtained a copy of. It was vetted by Prof Yue and submitted to the Board of Undergraduate Studies for approval.

The proposal said that the 56 courses were no longer offered and would officially take effect from August 2019. The proposal also listed the new tally of modules that will be offered — 73.

The discontinued modules included news reporting and editing, smart cities, digital media and political communication, as well as photography, visual rhetoric and public culture.

Only our constructive, nation-building media will report a story where one side is clearly lying (Ok, OK misrepresenting the truth) without trying to establish which side is faking the news.

But alt media is nothing to write home about. Tomorrow I’ll blog about a TOC writer that should be locked up for faking financial news. No I don’t mean Terry who doesn’t deserve being charged for criminal defamation because he took down the offending article when told the Ministry of Truth that it was unhappy.

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