Jason Strother

Jason Strother

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. 

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Evading the draft in South Korea

South Korean men are required to serve for two-years in the military. Every year, hundreds of young men end up in jail for trying to avoid the draft. Now some are saying it's time to move to a volunteer army. Jason Strother has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

US slighted in South Korean film

There's a new film that's opened in South Korea about the No Gun Ri massacre of civilians in the start of the Korean War. Some American veterans say the movie fans anti-American sentiment. Jason Strother has the story from Seoul.

Global Politics

South Korea's silver job fairs

In South Korea, Many retirees are discovering they need extra cash or just something to do to make them feel productive. So a growing number of them are attending Silver Fairs. These are job fairs for work for people over 60. Jason Strother reports.

Global Politics

Bullfighting in Korea

Spain is famous for bullfighting although some parts of the country are trying to do away with the sport. South Korea has bullfights, too, but they're a little different. It's just bull against bull and there's a lot less blood. Jason Strother reports.

Conflict & Justice

Cyberbullying in South Korea

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to crack down on attacks through online networking sites. Politicians in South Korea have also tried to ban malicious online assaults. Jason Strother has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Champion North Korean boxer

While few enter North Korea at own their risk, many more escape. Not all flee for political or human rights. One refugee defected for the love of boxing. Champion Choi Hyun Mi is making a name for herself in South Korea. Jason Strother has the story.

Global Politics

President Obama in South Korea

President Obama's Asia visit will conclude this week in South Korea. Many South Koreans are more worried about their government's decision to dispatch troops to Afghanistan. Jason Strothers previews the President's visit.

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