Erika V. Lee

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon Los Angeles

I am currently a second-year student at University of Southern California majoring in Print and Digital Journalism. As an aspiring journalist, I believe in the beauty of storytelling and the thrilling experience of documenting the present, the soon to be past. Some of my interests include arts, culture, politics, and social issues involving gender and race. I feel deeply about social justice and want to use journalism as a way to bring awareness and positive changes to society.

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Daily Trojan
08/30/2015
LACMA event showcases exceptional music, art, food | Daily Trojan

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted its annual late-night event, "Muse 'til Midnight." Located at the renowned and frequently Instagrammed lamp posts also known as Chris Burden's exhibit Urban Light, the event featured a live concert that highlighted artists including Adrian Younge and his band Venice Dawn, The Drumetrics Collective and Anthony Valadez.

Medium
10/27/2015
IWMF Honors Women Journalists and Inspires Annenberg Students - Annenberg Media

Today, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism was honored to host this year's three female recipients of the Courage in Journalism Awards: Mwape Kumwenda, a reporter for Muvi Television in Zambia; Anna Nemtsova, a contributor for The Daily Beast and Newsweek in Russia; and Lourdes Ramirez, a freelance journalist in Honduras; as well as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda Deutsch, a special correspondent and former trial reporter for the Associated Press.

Medium
10/13/2015
What to expect for the 2015 Democratic debate? - Annenberg Media

Contributed by: Erika Lee CNN will host the highly anticipated first Democratic presidential debate tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. Anderson Cooper will moderate the debate. Here are the candidates and topics to look forward to: 1) Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton going Head to Head The face-offs between Former Sec.

Daily Trojan
11/17/2015
ISA promotes diversity and sustainability through clothing swap | Daily Trojan

The International Student Assembly hosted Shop Around the World: A USC Swap Meet to promote sustainability and international fashion trends on Tuesday. Stationed at McCarthy Quad, this swap meet catered to those revamping their closets. It was also a frugal choice for students who wanted to add new elements to their signature look.

Daily Trojan
09/23/2015
Why Not Me? has charming character but lacks complexity | Daily Trojan

In the most relatable terms, Mindy Kaling, from her first book, Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), is like a meeting with an old friend over coffee, sharing stories, laughing together and assuring that the friendship will always stay the same. Kaling, in her newest book, Why Not Me?

Daily Trojan
10/20/2015
NOISE event promises to integrate many backgrounds | Daily Trojan

Night of Inspirational and Soulful Expression, otherwise known as NOISE, hosted by USC's Saved By Grace Gospel Choir, is an annual evening of artistry that focuses on displaying the talent present in the USC community. The event will include an opening act by the gospel choir, followed by performances from passionate students all over campus with acts including singing, spoken word, monologues and dance.

Daily Trojan
09/14/2015
Lana Del Rey reveals added complexity in new album | Daily Trojan

Grammy-nominated musician Lana Del Rey has been slowly revealing singles off of her new album, Honeymoon, leaving fans eagerly anticipating its release. Her previous albums, Born to Die and Ultraviolence, have received international success and have marketed Del Rey's dreamy, soft, melancholic sound to a wider audience.

The Daily Nexus
Music, Memory and Emotion: How They All Connect

Music, Memory and Emotion: How They All Connect Music is often described as a door of expression. Our music tastes and the bands we listen to closely reflect who we are as people. The soundtracks of our lives are what get us through happiness, sadness and anger, and sharing our favorite songs makes us feel as if we are entrusting someone with a part of us.

Daily Trojan
09/22/2015
Osso offers comfort food with a contemporary touch | Daily Trojan

Located in an obscure corner of 1st Street in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, Osso can be easily missed when walking by. Previously known as One-Eyed Gypsy, Osso - which means "bone" in Italian - has reopened with new owners and an entirely new vibe.

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