At m:idea, our 5 well-established media properties constantly produce creative and dynamic content and programming that have reached the youths with successful results.
Established in 1992, npTribune is the first professional newspaper produced by tertiary students in Singapore. Known for its investigative journalism, the newspaper also gives a voice to the student readers, offering opinion pages, commentaries and a forum page.
npTribune covers in-depth campus news with opinions and commentaries in English. The sections in the campus newspaper include Campus, NPeople, Forum, Global, Views and Sports.
The tagline for the campus newspaper is "The Student Voice of Ngee Ann Polytechnic". The newspaper provides students a platform to express their opinions and showcase their creative works. By acting as a bridge between students and staff, npTribune forges a closer community in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Circulation: 3,500 copies
Calendar: Feb-Apr, May-Jul, Aug-Oct, Nov-Jan
Pagination: 16-20 pages
HYPE is a bi-annual entertainment and lifestyle magazine published since 1996 and distributed in more than 40 youth-oriented F&B and retail establishments in Singapore from Rockstar, Island Creamery, Frolick, Minds Cafe to Timbre.
The magazine recently had a revamp and won praises from the industry for its cutting-edge editorial design, creative fashion spreads and engaging features. HYPE covers arts, celebrities, fashion, food, movies, music and travel. The magazine reaches out to dynamic, fun-loving and unconventional youth who are open to new ideas.
HYPE was profiled in The Straits Times Life! and won praises from former MediaCorp Publishing Editorial Director Michael Chiang. HYPE also had contributions from London-based photographer Chris Cypert in its fashion pages.
Circulation: 4,000 copies
Calendar: Feb-Apr, Aug-Oct
Pagination: 80-100 pages
Entertainment and lifestyle e-zine theurbanwire.com turns 10 in 2012 and continues to engage a global audience through almost daily updates by a team of editors, writers and contributors. Readers from America, France, United Kingdom and Brazil, to name a few countries besides Singapore, keep returning for our entertaining and refreshing articles for young adults.
We pride ourselves on speed and accuracy, as the e-zine breaks some stories faster than mainstream media, including a recent top-ranked one on GE Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee that was read by more than 5,000 people in a day! As a result, our content is picked up regularly by Google News and theurbanwire.com ranks above news agencies including TODAYOnline and ABC News in some stories that we've run.
theurbanwire.com has consistently been invited to cover significant events, such as MediaCorp TV's Star Awards, MTV Asia Awards, SINGfest, Mosaic Music Festival and the Singapore Fashion Festival, often as the only student journalists there, to stay current and connected, as its tagline suggests.
Traffic: 25,000 page views and 1.6 million hits (Monthly)
Frequency: Updated Daily
Radio Heatwave is the first campus radio station in Singapore established since 1992. Radio Heatwave broadcasts its programmes in English on the intranet and at the Atrium, a popular hangout in campus. Its state-of-the-art live radio studio similar to MediaCorp's is positioned at the Atrium.
The station format is CHR or Contemporary Hit Radio. Popular deejays once on Radio Heatwave include Jean Danker, Vernetta Lopez and Justin Ang.
Radio Heatwave keeps everyone in touch with talk sets on fashion, movies and the latest hits on the music chart. Popular 80s and 90s music are interspersed with latest hits and music is also rotated with news read on air.
Frequency: Weekdays Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
Calendar: Apr-Aug, Oct-Feb
CTV is Ngee Ann Polytechnic's campus television station set up in 2001. CTV broadcasts its programmes in English online and on screens in campus to provide a wider reach between the station and viewers.
The programming on CTV includes campus news segments, variety programmes on entertainment, food and travel, and interviews with celebrities and personalities.
CTV is equipped with full broadcast facilities and industry-standard equipment. CTV produces, films and edits its own programming, providing interactive and informative shows to students on campus and the general public.
Frequency: 1 episode per month per show (4 regular shows and 2 seasonal shows)
Calendar: Apr-Aug, Oct-Feb