Author: Yi Ning Wong

CHINA: NETFLIX FALLS SHORT WITH ITS UMBRELLA REVOLUTION ORIGINAL FILM

YI NING WONG WRITES – Netflix Original, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, tells the story of young Hong Kong activist, Joshua Wong, as he leads the infamous Umbrella Revolution against China in 2014. Directed by Joe Piscatella, the docufiction keeps its viewers interested, featuring the inception of a student organized pro-democracy party, scholarism, righteousness with the party’s victory against government-proposed national education, followed by a climax involving one of the largest protests toward universal suffrage. The film is driven by the life of a complex teenage hero, Joshua Wong, who struggles to balance a social life, successful academics and Hong...

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LONDON: WPP GOES ALL HIPPITY-HOPPITY OVER ASIA’S MILLENNIALS

YI NING WONG WRITES – Digital content producer, 88rising, gained global recognition when the British multinational advertising agency, Wire and Plastic Products, decided to make a major investment in the company. WPP’s strategic investment in 88rising contributes to WPP’s goal to grow digital content companies within Asian millennial markets. 88rising is a promising investment, rapidly making an impact on millennial audiences. It has uploaded 197 videos on its YouTube channel, and accumulated over 465,000 subscribers in the past year. Although numerous media companies exist in the U.S., 88rising finds success through its dedication to celebrating global Asian culture by...

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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)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Savannah Nunez
Sabrina Verduzco

Assistant Executive Editor:
Jay Seo

Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Caitlin Bostwick [Korean Pop Culture]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh & Vietnam]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Associate Director of Development:
Simon Bleeker

Curriculum Coordinator:
Yi Ning Wong

Special Correspondent:
Eriko Lee Katayama

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Managing Editors:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Contribuing Editors Emeritus:
Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

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

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