In Search of an Asian American Outlet (Pt. II)

It has now been about a month since YOMYOMF shut down. While I haven’t devoted a lot of time to looking for a new outlet to contribute to due to other obligations, the little bit of hunting I have done has come up short. There are quite a few Asian American-focused outlets. It’s just that there aren’t a lot of them that offer opportunities for contributors to come and share their thoughts and takes on everything happening within the community. Continue reading “In Search of an Asian American Outlet (Pt. II)”

In Search of an Asian American Outlet

2019 begins on somewhat of a bittersweet note. In case you haven’t already heard, the daily blog for You Offend Me You Offend My Family (YOMYOMF) has been shut down. As revealed in the message on the site, with many projects in both traditional and new media in various stages of production, it has become too difficult for the founders and creators to also uphold the daily blog as well. YOMYOMF will continue to have an active presence on social media; specifically on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Continue reading “In Search of an Asian American Outlet”

The Causes and Effects of Storytelling in Journalism

I’ve been prone to talking about different forms of storytelling on this blog; even in ways that maybe one hadn’t considered before.  From books to movies and even personal narratives, I always strive to showcase the effect such different mechanisms of storytelling can have on people.  But there’s a form that I haven’t discussed yet that perhaps may oftentimes be overlooked by the mixed reception it more or less gets; and that is the mechanism of journalism; the profession of collecting a wide variety of information and sources on an event that’s happened or is taking place and then sharing them with an audience.  Being someone who has studied journalism in college, this is a form of storytelling that I’ve been wanting to touch upon for a while, but I’ve wanted to wait for the right time.  After looking over the events that have happened this past week, I think it’s fair to say that the appropriate time has come. Continue reading “The Causes and Effects of Storytelling in Journalism”