AsiaMedia is a nonprofit and nonpartisan service. It was established by Tom Plate (UCLA Dept. of Communication Studies) in 1998. Published by the UCLA Asia Institute since 2003, AsiaMedia, with the support of its media partners, fosters greater understanding of media developments throughout Asia and the Pacific. AsiaMedia delivers news about all aspects of the media, including its role in regional and national economies, societies, and political debate. In addition, AsiaMedia publishes commentary and features by a range of journalists, scholars, and policy makers.