This magazine exists to give young adults, between 18 to 35 years old, a voice and a community that embraces and engages them. Because our articles are written by young adults for young adults, UrbanWire is confident we offer something quite unique.
On top of Internet exclusives, we aim to be definitive source of campus news by being a one-stop source of the best reporting carried out by our peers in Print Journalism (campus newspaper npTribune and HYPE magazine), TV Journalism, Radio Journalism and Photojournalism.
Our contributors are required to assign copyright to us because our agreement with an American wire agency is contingent on their not needing to get permission to distribute to newspapers and other websites anything within theurbanwire.com. We reserve the editorial right to publish or edit any material given to us.
This arrangement is beneficial to our contributors and journalists, because it opens the door for the publication in the United States.
Because we are non-profit, we are unable to pay writers for their articles. We are grateful that this has not stopped a number of talented individuals from sending in their pieces. They include Shawn Wickens, an editorial cartoonist based in New York and Hanny Wan, who has a Journalism Masters from Chicago.
Supervisor: Cheong Poh Kwan
Student Editor: Lim Yuan Xiu
In July 2008, UrbanWire underwent a major revamp – UW 2.0.
In UW 2.0, Web 2.0 technology is integrated into the editorial system. Updates are quicker to meet your demands. Readers are encouraged to participate in the editorial process, by telling us what stories they want to read and/or contributing images and videos of their own.
UW 2.0 was launched on Aug 1, 2008.
In 2010, it was clear the UW needed a revamp to better fit the changing landscape of the virtual world today. Social media and streamlining of the site were the main focus of UW 3.0, with the job taken on by UW editor Ang Cheng Wei.
UW 3.0 was launched on December 22, 2010.