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    Probably no CCA in RI has shared such great affinity with Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and WordPress; or the odd tiff with blank pages on 3am mornings when the mind starts to be more functional. Press has come a long way. Since the establishment of our online publication in 2012, Word of Mouth has spread rapidly, garnering more than 2 million views. But neither legacy nor tradition dictate Press. Rather, we are governed by the down-to-earth pursuit of perspectives, and the desire to share these insights with an audience.

    Press gives you a taste of what being in a formal organisation might be like. Collaborating with CCA mates, working closely with editors, and striding the fine line between political correctness and insensitivity – these are valuable and transferable life skills to be gained. If you have observations to share, opinions to voice, and are willing to commit to the challenges that student journalism will confront you with, we look forward to having your name on our Byline.

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    Achievement and Highlights

    Pressing Ahead Conference

    Hosted second annual conference for members of journalism CCAs from various JCs, which served as a training and networking workshop.

     

    Press Soapbox

    Gathered ideas from the school community regarding topics students are passionate about, some serving as basis of articles published by Raffles Press.

     

    Collaborations

    Worked with several student groups, both within RI and external organisations:

    Under the Macroscope: Collaborated with Raffles Economics and Current Affairs Society (RECAS) to write for a publication about current affairs.

    • Teacher Features 2017: Collaborated with Students’ Council to produce two articles featuring teachers in RI, as well as print past Teacher Features for Teachers’ Day.

    • Lord of the Flyers: Collaborated with Hwa Chong Institution’s (HCI) Publications Society to investigate and write about tuition centres’ promotion strategies.

    • Canossaville Children’s Home VIA: Participated in The Victorian Press’ (VJC) VIA activity at Canossaville Children’s Home during the June holidays, publishing articles based on the experience.

    • Raffles Reviews: collaborated with local bookstore BooksActually to write reviews of its titles, published on rafflespress.com under the Raffles Reviews column.

     

    Rafflesian Times

    Contributed articles to Issues 7 and 8 of the Rafflesian Times (the RI school magazine for alumni, parents, staff & students), in conjunction with the RI Communications, Alumni Relations and Advancement Department (CARA)

     

    Online Publication – Word of Mouth (rafflespress.com)

    Initiated and continued many well-received columns, features and article series:

    • Life After Raffles: interviewed RI alumni about their projects after graduation and beyond.

    • Please Mind the Platform Gap (Universities Edition): interviewed current undergraduates who are RI alumni about their respective universities, including overseas institutions and application processes.

    • Other popular series include: Raffles Reviews (food, movies), Op-eds (e.g. Nationally Speaking).

    Teachers in charge

    Mr Patrick Wong
    patrick.wong[at]ri.edu.sg

     

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