Author: Jacqueline Dilanchyan

ASIA: IT’S 2018 AND ADVERTISING STILL LAGS IN DIVERSITY

JACQUELINE DILANCHYAN WRITES – Overall the world of advertising has come a long way in the last 50 years in regard to diversity. But not in Asia, where, for some reason, advertising campaigns haven’t quite progressed enough to claim the “fair representation” that other parts of the world can arguably claim. Take a look at some of the most watched YouTube advertisements in the United States from 2017: The interesting thing about these ads is that each one of them featued a diverse group of actors, ranging from African Americans, to Caucasians, and Asians in their videos. Compare that...

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RUSSIA: CURLING SCANDAL FLOORS WORLD OPINION MORE THAN SPEED-SKATER KAITO

JACQUELINE DILANCHYAN WRITES – Jaws, as well as reputations, dropped after a second athlete from Asia was caught doping at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. After Japanese speed skater Kei Saito was sent home from the Olympic Village after becoming the first athlete at the 2018 Olympic Games to return a positive drug test, Russia’s curling ace Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium after winning a bronze medal in mixed doubles. This announcement sent shockwaves through a sport not commonly associated with scandal. However, the same cannot be said of Krushelnitsky’s home country. Viewers of the...

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JAPAN: Japan’s Nishikori Returning to ATP… the Smart Way

JACQUELINE DILANCHYAN WRITES – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a highly anticipated return to professional tennis this January, but it wasn’t the expected Australian Open, this season’s first Grand Slam, where he made his awaited comeback. Instead, Nishikori made his comeback at the ATP Challenger Tour Event in Newport Beach, which was held from January 20 through January 28. This Challenger was part of the Oracle Challenger Series, which also includes another Challenger tournament that Nishikori will be competing in towards the end of February. Nishikori hasn’t played since August 9, when he failed to defeat Gael Monfils at the...

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ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University’s Asia Media Center – a vital part of LMU’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the influential Pacific Century Institute.

MANAGING EDITOR
Sabrina Verduzco (on leave)


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief:
Jay Seo


ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORS
Emily Carman, Katrina Crosby, Aashna Malpani


Senior Writers [Beat]:
Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Ephiphany Hulburd
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Beth McLaughlin
Rachel Oakes
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Dylan Ramos
Fassa Sar [Film]
Tiara Salvabilla
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Nicolas Swaya
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Curriculum Coordinators:
Jennifer Eaton, Evan Sun

Video Team Editor:
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Savannah Nunez
= Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:

Robert Dylan Fields
Eriko Lee Katayama
Ryan Lippert
Adrian Narayan [India]
James Royce [Australia]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Emeritus Executive Senior Editor and Senior Writing Instructor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:

Gareth C.C. Chang, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, Greg Treverton