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Singapore opens training lab for cross-platform news production

A new facility that hopes to revolutionise the training and operations of newsrooms, officially opened at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, reports.

Jointly set up by NTU and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Newsplex Asia will be an inter-disciplinary news laboratory to train news professionals and journalists to work with emerging technologies.

Newsplex Asia is the third WAN-IFRA Newsplex facility and the first in Asia. Located in NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, the centre aims to provide digital media and journalism skills and techniques for integrating the complete news flow across print and digital media from planning to production.

It features advanced facilities including workstations for print, online, tablet, radio and TV production, overhead screens for teaching and monitoring news channels, and a multi-purpose studio for digital broadcasts.