Linsanity: A Discussion on Race, Sports, and Media
- Organizer: Presented by the NYU Office of Residential Life and Housing Services
- Venue: NYU Law School, Lipton Hall
108 West Third Street, Accessible entrance at at 110 West 3rd Street
New York, NY United States
Presented by the NYU Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services, and Committee for Diversity & Inclusion.
David Hollander (NYU Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business) and Sukdev Sandhu (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis) host a panel on race, sports, and marketing. Panelists includes filmmaker Jonathan Yi (East of Main Street), journalist Jay Caspian Kang (New York Times Magazine), and documentarian Ursula Liang (9-Man).
Jonathan Yi is a director and cinematographer who has won awards for his work in documentary and advertising. In addition, Yi teaches film and digital cinematography at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the director of HBO’s award-winning documentary series East of Main Street, which premiered its fifth successful season in May 2015 starring Daniel Dae Kim and Lucy Liu. Yi also directed the reunion for Nickelodeon’s hit show “All That.”
Jay Caspian Kang is a writer and editor, most known for his sports articles for Grantland, for which he worked as an Editor until December 2013. He currently serves as the science and technology editor for The New Yorker‘s Elements blog.
Ursula Liang is an acrobatic multi-media journalist with hands-on experience at elite national and regional magazine, radio, television, Internet, and film outlets. She is interested in intimate storytelling about everyday people and high-profile personalities. Liang directed and produced 9-Man, which premiered at the Boston Independent Film Festival and has won six film festival awards including two grand jury prizes and an audience award.