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7/18/2012

Learning investigative journalism from social media reporters



TNP reporter tries to track down NParks brompton bike whistleblower


Hardwarezone Forum, 18 Jul 2012


This is abit irritating. The story is not about me, that why i tell them to focus on the actual story instead. EXTRA CSI Attempt -nParks Brompton procurement process ended up with a dodgy winning bidder? [Extra]


Also, i were got so stupid... give them everything now, then next time how i going to continue do any future undercover CSI works to expose other sagas and keep check on the authorities?


Hi Singaporean1st,


I'm Benson Ang, a reporter from The New Paper. I'm contacting you because of your post about the Brompton bike issue. I must say that you have done a lot of research about the matter, which is quite impressive.


I'm the reporter who wrote the initial article about NParks' purchase, and am writing an follow-up article based on the details shared in your post, alleging there was bias in the purchase.


Some of the questions I would like to ask you are:


1. How long did it take to do research on Mr Bernard Lim, BikeHop and Mr Woon Tianwen?


2. What is your motivation to do such research? What do you hope your research will achieve?


3. Are you friends with any of the parties? Are you involved in the cycling community in Singapore?

The above is part of an article posted in Singapore News Alternative but originated from Hardwarezone. This is another evident that social media reporters are getting more recognition from their main media counterparts in investigative journalism. The ability and skills of the writer is receiving admiration from both social and main media and everyone who wants to learn investigative journalism can take a few notes from him.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't even trust a doctor now and you want to trust a reporter? Netizens journalist need to be anonymous so they can keep a check on the government. Whoever that may be.

Want to be famous? Join TNP.

Anonymous said...

Stay anonymous, pervasive and vocal.

When light shines bar ins have no place to breed n prosper.

Political pork barreling gets insidious when cosy relationships are evolved - just means we get screwed with higher cost and lower quality.

Kudos and bravo - great job on a thankless basis but at least my humble gratefulness for shining the light and seeing the worms withering hopefully

Anonymous said...

Please don't bother with the reporter.

Anyone remember melvin singh of TNP ?

http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/wah-lau-tnp-buay-pai-seh-ah/

Please don't be stupid to let history repeat.

Anonymous said...

The farmer told us all to give reporters only disinformation.

Anonymous said...

"1. How long did it take to do research on Mr Bernard Lim, BikeHop and Mr Woon Tianwen?


2. What is your motivation to do such research? What do you hope your research will achieve?


3. Are you friends with any of the parties? Are you involved in the cycling community in Singapore?"


Here is the million-dollars answer inspired by WongCan'tSing. It is very safe answer that will make the reporter very happy and his master happy as well because the reply reflect PAP style.

1) It is either long or either short amount of research time

2) My motivation is either motivated by me, by him, by her, by everyone, by everybody, by nobody, by noone, by justice or injustice, by equality or inequality, or by aspiration or by inspiration or by perspiration.


3) I am either friend or not friend with any of the parties. I am either involved or not involved in the cycling community in Singapore.


Redbean,
this type of bird-language answer PAP will love.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I think so.

Anonymous said...

He is the report who wrote the initial story? Hahaha. The story was first published in Zaobao lah. How can you trust this reporter?