Contributors

 Shuang An

Shuang An is a first year graduate in Public Relations at USC Anneberg School. She has a BA in Chinese Language and Literature. She is interested in management of new emerging media.


Emily Frost

Emily Frost is a radio reporter and online journalist. She is an Annenberg Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Graduate School for Journalism and a producer at Annenberg Radio News.

Ben Gottlieb

Benjamin Gottlieb is an investigative reporter, photographer and multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles, California. Growing up alongside highway 101 in Sherman Oaks, California, Gottlieb got his start in journalism as the assistant editor of his high school publication, the Knightly Times. Gottlieb received his B.A. in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009, with an emphasis on Middle Eastern socioeconomics and politics, and a minor in Multimedia Writing. During his time at UC Santa Barbara, Gottlieb spent three years as a staff reporter and news editor for his school’s daily newspaper, the Daily Nexus. Gottlieb took First Place for Best Feature Story of 2007 in the California College Media Awards for his piece detailing a weekend with the school’s Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. Gottlieb has interned at both the Santa Barbara Daily Sound and the award-winning alternative weekly, the Santa Barbara Independent. He remains a contributing writer for the Independent, and has published pieces on offshore drilling, prison reform and the 2009 California budget crisis. Gottlieb is currently a Director’s Scholar at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, pursuing a Masters of Arts in Online Journalism. He is also an the Senior News Editor for USC Annenberg Digital News, a reporter for USC Annenberg Radio News and contributes to Patch.com through the One Square Mile project, an experiment in hyper-local reporting. He currently reports on Immigration, Middle East politics and California state government. He is the creator of “Eye on the Middle East,” a weekly news and analysis podcast on Middle East current events.

Wancheng Gu

Wancheng is a master candidate in Strategic Public Relation in Annenberg USC. She holds a B.A. in journalism in China’s Fudan University. She is interested in Chinese social, economic issues and wishes to explore the unfamiliar field of corporate public relations.

Kristie Hang

Kristie Hang holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Communication Studies and Asian Humanities and is currently a first-year M.A. candidate in the Broadcast Journalism program at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Born and raised in West Hills, CA, she has lived in Hong Kong, traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, and studied in Beijing at Tsinghua University as part of the Interuniversity Program for Advanced Chinese Studies. In addition to her current positions as a News Contributor at Neon Tommy Digital News and a Video Journalist with Annenberg Television News, her media experience includes internships with MTV Networks, as well as with the Asia Pacific Institute, where she reported on Asian and Asian-American arts and entertainment. She also enjoys writing about food and travel at her blog, “I Eat Therefore I Am” (http://ate-ate-ate.blogspot.com). She is fluent in Cantonese, proficient in Mandarin, and especially fluent in Chinglish.

Shao-Ling Hsu

Shaoling Hsu is currently a M.A. student (Communication Management) at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She received a B.A.in Computer Science and was a Teaching Assistant for one year at the Soochow University in Taiwan. She focuses study and research on using technology associated with social media, online channel, and entertainment resources. She also enjoys movies, music, eating, and traveling around the world, including China, Singapore, the U.S., and Canada. She is native in Chinese, Taiwanese and fluent in English.

Juan Kang

Juan Kang received Bachelor degrees from both Sichuan University in China and Eastern New Mexico University in the United States. As a journalism student in college, she worked with the Student Publication The Chase for two years writing over 40 pieces news and editorials. Juan is currently a graduate student majoring in Strategic public relations at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Juan is always passionate about life and believes the beauty of life is in its uncertainties. She lives for exploring, loving and dreaming, and never hesitates for trying out new things and moving forward. You can contact Juan by emailing to tracykj@gmail.com.

Carol Chia Lee

Carol Chia Lee is a first-year graduate student who majors in Public Relations at University of Southern California. Carol graduated from the University of National ChengChi University, and earned her BA degree in Psychology in Taiwan. During her senior year in college, she was an exchange student to Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France. Having experienced a very different journey in Europe, Carol decided to pursue her advance studies in the States to better embrace diverse cultures.

Ka Li

Ka Li is currently a master’s student doing Global Communication at USC Annenberg School. She got her Bachelor’s degree in English at Beijing Institute of Technology, and the first master’s degree in Global Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Andrew McIntyre

Andrew McIntyre received a B.A. (Music) at Emory University and an M.M. (Music Theory) at University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He has previously taught at Communication University of China, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.  He is currently a Dean’s Scholar, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and M.A. student (Print Journalism) at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Chu Shen

Chu Shen is a first-year full-time master student majoring in Strategic Public Relations from Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC. She is especially interested in PR branding. Chu received her BA in English from Nanjing Normal University in mainland China and chose French as her second foreign language. She has great enthusiasm towards movies, traveling and gourmet food.

Meng Tian

Meng Tian holds a B.A. from Peking University, China, in Broadcasting and Television,and a double degree in Economics. She is currently a first-year M.A. candidate in SPR program at Annenberg School of Journalism. Her motto is: Believe in fate, but never bend it over.

Alice Wang

Considered a modern hippie by her friends, Alice Wang spent her formative undergraduate years at UC Davis doing interpretive dance to Britney Spears with her roommate and withstanding gawking from her friends for wearing offensive seatbelt strapped sandals from REI around town. Although she was an Animal Biology, Alice has loved the idea of being a journalist, of exposing or bringing to light raw truths. Blessed with a mom who loves to travel, she recently stayed on an ecolodge in the Brazilian Pantanal, floated on a boat through Malaysian rainforest and just returned from a two week trip to Egypt. Some of her fondest memories were spent soaked in sweat tracking bats in Taipei where she overindulged in street food, the dirtier the better. During her tours through these areas she developed an interest for the environment, human rights and how religion and tradition influence culture and lifestyle, particularly Muslim culture. With a love for novel experiences and thirst to know the details about everything, Alice hopes to parlay her travels and desire for deep human connection into a career journalistic blogging. Follow Alice Wang on twitter @wangwawang.

Elyse Wang

Elyse, Meng Wang is a double-degree master student studying Global Media and Communications at University of Southern California and London School of Economics. Meng received her B.A. in Broadcasting Journalism from Fudan University based in Shanghai, China.  During 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Meng worked as an intern in Phoenix TV, editing and dubbing daily program.   When she was a sophomore, she spent two months living and working in Tibet, made a documentary about the losing culture of Tibetan Wine. Meng had abundant experience of interacting with people from diverse cultures. In 2007 she received full scholarship of a multi-cultural program called The Scholar Ship, beginning her cruise-based trip around the world. In the journey she studied intercultural communication and travelled around the world with 200 other students from more than 35 countries. The ship departed from Hong Kong, went to more than 10 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Cory Welsh

Cory Welsh is a progressive degree candidate at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, receiving her B.A. in Communication and Masters of Communication Management in Fall 2011. After growing up in Ventura County, CA, Cory moved to Los Angeles in order to solidify her interest in facilitating relationships and organization through communication. She is interested in a variety of career fields; namely Public Relations, Events, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Resource Management. She is currently an intern both in the Annenberg Office of Admissions and for IMG Action Sports Division and its most recent project, the LA Times Annual Festival of Books. Highlights of Cory’s USC experience include serving as a Resident Advisor, coordinating student philanthropy events such as the Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon at USC, and attending leadership conferences from the Midwest United States to Singapore. Cory also participated in an undergraduate media/communication program in Summer 2009, visiting companies and exploring the effects of globalization in London, Paris, Prague, and Rome. Her prior work experience includes Public Relations at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live and the Annenberg School’s Office of Public Affairs and Special Events.

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