Danielle scores double
first as Straits Times intern
with her award-winning article on youth subcultures
AS an intern with the Singapore Press Holdings, Danielle
Hong, a final-year Communications & Media Management
student, scored a double first for a poly student. She
not only had her article published on the front-page
with photo-credit in The Straits Times, she also clinched
the coveted Feature of the Month award for another article.
Her front-page story in the Upfront column
was inspired by a conversation with friends about the
reasons behind teen marriages. Further research revealed
that almost 400 people in Singapore belonged to this
young and married category, leading Danielle to write
the article. Urban Tribes, her Saturday
spread on youth sub-cultures, clinched for Danielle
SPHs Feature of the Month award.
On what she has learnt, Danielle said: Ive
learnt how to respect everyone I meet. We take for granted
people who are invisible to us such as shopkeepers
and taxi drivers. You dont realise that everyone
has a story to tell.