Author: Kelcey Lorenzo

K-POP KORNER: “Reality” Goes Virtual with Infinite’s 360VR Teaser

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – There doesn’t seem to be a lot of options when it comes to making a music video teaser. Single-takes have been done. Multi-parts are a thing of the past. So what can K-Pop groups do to rope in a wider audience for their tracks? Seven-member boy band, Infinite, recently adopted a fresh and interactive technique to promote their new album, “Reality.”  Playing off of the title of their 5th mini album, Infinite took viewers into virtual “Reality” with their 360VR (Virtual Reality) teaser for the music video of their new song, “Bad.” The video seems...

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K-POP KORNER: Big Bang Banned

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) announced that it has banned top K-Pop group, Big Bang, from appearing on its weekly music show, Inkigayo.   It has been reported that the staff of Inkigayo had made the decision to ban the five member band when two of its members, G-Dragon (GD) and TOP, were not in attendance during an award ceremony where they had placed first with their song LOSER. YG Entertainment, Big Bang’s management, made a statement that GD and TOP were absent due to a music video shoot. The Inkigayo staff, however, have not allowed...

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K-POP KORNER: “Hangout” at Arirang’s After School Club

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – English-speaking K-Pop fans no longer need to experience one-sided love from their idols and favorite groups from behind their computer screens. After School Club (ASC), produced by Arirang, is a web-talk show that allows international fans (fans not domestic to South Korea) to live video chat with their favorite idols. The show’s MCs, solo artist Eric Nam, 15&’s Park Jimin, and U-KISS’ Kevin Woo, host the hour long show completely in English and also help in translating for the guest idols. Throughout the hour, idols talk with their fans through Google Hangouts, play games with...

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K-POP KORNER: CL Makes Waves with TIME’s Top 100 Nomination

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – In late March, CL, leader of K-Pop girl group 2NE1, was nominated for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015. CL, whose birth name is Lee Chaerin, was the only Korean out of the 158 figures nominated for the list. Other individuals that were nominated for this year’s list included artists, politicians, religious figures, and prominent figures in math and science from around the world. TIME conducted an online poll that ran from the beginning of March to April 10 that allowed readers and fans to vote for the nominated contenders. One of the finalists...

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K-POP KORNER: Crack the Code with EXO’s Pathcode Teasers

KELCEY LORENZO WRITES – After almost a year away and the departure of two members, boy group sensation EXO is officially back on the K-Pop scene. The now ten-membered group began releasing teasers for their new album “Exodus” on March 18th through the YouTube page of their entertainment company, SM Entertainment. Rather than just releasing member teasers at random like many other multi-membered bands usually do, however, EXO and their company decided to take a different approach. Through the twitter @PathcodeEXO, they released a new hint of the next featured member prior to the release of that day’s teaser....

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Asia Media International Staff

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)

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Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng [China]
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
Hiromi Ochi [Singapore]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Gloria Santillan [Korea]
Sebastian Segura [Russia]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
C.J. Stone [Japan]
Amanda Suhartono [Indonesia]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

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Special Correspondent:
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Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

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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]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

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