Reporter Jason Strother is a freelance multimedia journalist who has reported from both sides of the Korean peninsula since moving to Seoul in 2006.
He makes frequent work trips around Asia and has also filed from Brazil.
He got his start in the business as a producer at a 24-hour cable news channel in the Bronx, but always wanted the life of a foreign correspondent.
He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Montclair State University in his home state of New Jersey.
South Korean high school seniors will be the first students to return to the classroom after the coronavirus delayed the start of the academic year. For many, the pandemic didn’t just disrupt their education; it cast their entire futures into uncertainty.
Despite the box office slump during the pandemic, South Korea’s drive-in theaters have experienced a recent surge in customers.
On election day, at least 29 million South Koreans lined-up at polling places to cast ballots. Quarantine restrictions were temporarily lifted and polling stations were kept open to allow some 13,000 recent returnees to briefly leave their homes and vote.
While an increasing number of countries are tightening their borders in an effort to halt further infections, South Korea is taking a different approach. But a rise in imported cases threatens to roll back some of the country’s progress.
Outside China, South Korea has the highest number of COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) announced the number of infections had surpassed 5,000 and attributed at least 28 deaths to the virus.
A dispute over the cost to base American soldiers in South Korea is straining the decades-old alliance as North Korea threatens to resume military provocations.
Noraebang have been a staple of entertainment in South Korea since 1991 when karaoke machines arrived from Japan. But now, the popularity of this cherished institution appears to be quieting down.
Arts, Culture & Media
Theaters and cinemas in the US are getting more Spanish-language audio descriptions for the visually impaired. But finding the right words is harder than you might think.
North and South Korean leaders dined on a bowl of buckwheat noodles submerged in a chilly, savory broth during their meeting in Pyongyang. Korean restaurant owners say there's been a resurgence of interest in the soup.
Climate change-related disasters have the potential to disrupt access to caregivers, assistive devices and medical supplies, which many people with a physical disability depend on, says Alex Ghenis of the Berkeley, California-based World Institute on Disability.