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STOMP in Singapore

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Its STOMP stand for Straits Times online mobile and print. It is a Singapore based website which allows people to send them pictures, videos and story ideas through internet and mobile phones.

It is targeted towards generation Y and does not seem to be reporting any news on national affairs, but instead they report any issues that interest youngsters- and the news materials are also provided by the same group of people.

The materials sent to STOMP will be selected and verified and news story will be written by their producers- the news stories made can however hardly be called articles, they are basically a lead paragraph with narrations and opinions of their sources.

Such kind of citizen journalism is good in a way that news which were usually ignored by traditional newspapers are now reported.

Meanwhile, STOMP is also a social media: it has got a “Just Talk Lah” page which allows users to interact- the fact that STOMP is a all in one website has encourages users to read and comment on the stories, which means that although they are some insignificant news, they may still catch a lot of attentions just like this one about a bunch of irresponsible and impolite waiters– it has over 10, 000 hits.

Some of the selected materials may be used on newspaper print The Straits Times and the sources of materials would be  acknowledged.

Call me crazy but STOMP is just not my cup of tea.

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Written by klatalj301

September 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm

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