SPH Foundation Lecture Series

The SPH Foundation Lecture series was inaugurated about 2 years ago to promote lifelong learning. Anchored on the theme “Media in Transition: Social & Economic Impact”, this lecture series will feature American Professor Vin Crosbie this year. He teaches, writes and speaks extensively on new media (please see his profile below).

You are invited!

Wednesday, July 14 at the National Library’s Drama Centre. There are 50 places.

10am: Arrival of guests
10.30am: Arrival of SPH and SPH Foundation Chairman Dr Tony Tan, followed by start of lecture
11.30am: Q and A
12pm: End of Event / Reception

About Vin Crosbie

Vin Crosbie’s expertise is primarily how New Media affects the news and information industries worldwide.

Earlier this year, when the Paris-based World Association of Newspapers/Ifra asked “ten of the world’s top newspaper consultants” to “weigh in on the soundest strategies for the future,” its resulting report, Charting the Course for Newspapers, led with Crosbie’s strategy. Likewise, last year when the Congressional Research Service briefed members of the United States Congress prior to hearings about the crisis in the U.S. newspaper industry, the first person (as well as the only academic) it quoted was Crosbie.


Folio, the trade journal of the American magazine industry, has termed Crosbie “the Practical Futurist.” Editor & Publishermagazine, the trade journal of the U.S. newspaper industry, devoted the Overviewchapter of executive research report Digital Delivery of News: A How-to Guide for Publishers to his work. And Crosbie’s address to the Broadcast Education Association session of National Association of Broadcasters annual conference was one of 24 orations (including oratory by Barak Obama, George W. Bush, Condolezza Rice, and Hilary Clinton) selected by a team of speech professors for publication in the reference book Representative American Speeches 2004-2005.

Each semester, Professor Crosbie teaches the Newhouse School’s media management course New Media Business. He also formulates executive education in New Media courses for the school and advise the school about keeping its curriculum up-to-date regarding New Media and technological changes. During the break between Syracuse’s Spring and Fall semesters this year, he also taught part of the Knight Digital Media Center’s News Entrepreneur Boot Campat the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and taught a post-graduate and executive courses in Digital Media Managementand the Essentials of Managing Newspaper Convergenceat Rhodes University in South Africa.

 Since 1996, Crosbie has been managing partner of Digital Deliverance LLC, a Greenwich, Connecticut, firm that provides media companies with strategies on how to adapt to New Media. Prior to that, he was an executive with News Corporation, Reuters, and United Press International, and a newspaper editor and reporter. He is the fifth generation of his family in the news business.

 Crosbie has been the new-media columnist for the International Newspaper Marketing Association’s Ideasmagazine; contributing editor for the American Press Institute’s NewsFuturenewsletter; fortnightly columnist about online publishing for the ClickZ marketing website; and a founding contributor to the Poynter Institute’s E-Media Tidbitsgroup weblog.

 He regularly speaks at media conferences worldwide about what the news industry needs to do in order to survive and profit during the 21st Century. Crosbie was a co-chairman of the publishing program at the Comdex conferences in Las Vegas during the 1990s; keynoted the Seybold Publishing Strategies conference in 2000 and was co-chairman and co-moderator of Ifra’s Beyond the Printed Worddigital publishing conference during 2006 in Vienna.

 An experienced mountaineer with ascents in the Alps, North America, and Latin America, Crosbie has held a commercial guide certification from the U.S. National Forest Service and taught above-treeline travel and Nordic skiing for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s headquarters chapter in Boston. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

 If you are keen, please contact:

Mr Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1225
Emil: garyyeo@sph.com.sg

2 thoughts on “SPH Foundation Lecture Series

  1. Hi,

    I would like to attend some of these lectures in the future. Can you put me on the mailing list or let me know how can I register for them in advance?


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