Author: Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS VIDEO, PODCAST FEATURE DEPARTMENTS

ASIA MEDIA WRITES — Thanks to Loyola Marymount University Asia Media staff initiative, our video department is undergoing ambitious expansion. Please check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC187IodwIc6m8Yc0QBXyUfQ/about. The video effort is being led by staffers Deng (‘Momokoo’) Yuchan and Epiphany K.Hulburd. Both exceptionally talented students are majoring in Film and Television Production in the highly ranked LMU FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL. Explains Asia Media International founder and editor-in-chief Tom Plate: “Asia Media aims to become a robust multi-media platform. Thankfully, we have Momokoo and Epiphany to lead the artistic and technological charge in video. Their initial work on the Asia Media YouTube...

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BEIJING: BBC’S LADY CHINA EDITOR RESIGNS ON EQUAL GENDER PAY INJUSTICE

THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP. CARRIE GRACIE –Dear BBC Audience: My name is Carrie Gracie and I have been a BBC journalist for three decades. With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor to speak out publicly on a crisis of trust at the BBC. The BBC belongs to you, the licence fee payer. I believe you have a right to know that it is breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure. In thirty years at the BBC, I have never sought to make myself the story and never publicly criticised...

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A COLUMNIST’S VIEW: COMPARING BEIJING’S TOP DIPLOMAT VERSUS AMERICA’S

TOM PLATE WRITES -If you’d like a snapshot of the current state of US diplomacy versus the state of PRC diplomacy, simply compare how the two top diplomats of each country are doing. Not so good for the American side: whereas the foreign minister of China looks well-suited, secure and competent, the American looks shaky, even over his head. Unfair? Superficial? Perhaps … maybe not. Start with the American secretary of state, Mr Rex Wayne Tillerson: Unaccustomed as I am to defending former U.S. oil executives, still, in all decency, somebody might tender a nice word for the once...

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HONG KONG: SCMP COLUMNIST – THE DOWNSIDE OF BASKING IN FAWNING MEDIA COVERAGE

TOM PLATE WRITES — To what does Mr Xi Jinping truly aspire? Who does China’s ‘paramount leader’ think he is? Mr Xi Jinping doesn’t need fawning media coverage to mislead him into believing something he may or may not be. Whether China’s president is crowned person-of-the-year by a self-important U.S. magazine (such as Time) is of no importance. Mr Xi himself must understand that he is arguably unimportant. He shouldn’t require cover stories to bolster his self-image. He is not making history, history is making him. There was no way China was going to remain down and out forever....

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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), in an alliance with the university's award-winning Dept.of Political Science, and with the internationally influential Pacific Century Institute.

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco


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

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Nadia Aljojo
Kate Barkley [Australia]
Murad Basrawi
Emily Carman
Katrina Crosby [Profiles]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Truman Daly
Jacqueline Dilanchyan
Bobby Fretz
Diana Jablonski [Malaysia]
Matthew Lange [Asian Profiles,Anime]
Frances Magsalin [Korea/Kpop]
Aashna Malpani [Feminism in Asia]
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]
Tommy Sutjipto [China]
Eva Thio [Indonesia]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Special Correspondent:
Clementine Todorov

Curriculum Coordinators:
Yi Ning Wong, Jennifer Eaton

Video Team Editor:
Momokoo (Yuchan) Deng

Emeritus Managing Editors:
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]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave
Peyton Cross

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Prof Tom Plate

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE:

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