Jason Law is a UK born English teacher and journalist currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Writing for The Vietnam Times, a news site catered towards expats, he enjoys writing about a variety of topics including but not limited to travel, culture, art, food, and social issues. Each article involves pitching his own idea to the editors, then researching the topic and interviewing relevant people, contributing his own photography and formatting it for online upload. Following his six years of experience as a secondary English teacher, he has an eye for precision and accuracy with a strong writing style. His BSc degree in Media & Psychology greatly influenced his interest in developing his skills as a writer. Although relatively new to journalism he has always had a passion for writing, doing it as a hobby for years before deciding to try and begin a career involving the creative use of words.
Self-pitched article covering a Hanoian art exhibition celebrating the New Lunar New Year with several artists' depiction of the Zodiac animals. Involved a few interviews and heavy focus on photography. Well received due to the timing.
Article for the VNT covering a fundraising campaign led by social enterprise HopeBox, who assist survivors of GBV in their reacclimatization into society. The idea was pitched to the editors and then several interviews conducted in the piece's production.
A first person story about a Hanoian specialty dish. After successfully pitching the idea to the editors, I spent three weeks researching the article, speaking to celebrity chefs and exploring the city. The article received a record number of clicks.
As part of the Vietnam Times efforts to create more travel-focused content, I was tasked with visiting and writing about Mai Chau, a small mountain town in Northern Vietnam. Styled as a travel guide with a 'quick weekend getaway' angle.
In honor of pride month, I researched and wrote about Vietnamese attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community as portrayed through the national film industry. Styled as a listicle, it charts the progression of LGBT acceptance within Vietnam's cinema.