Lam Thuy Vo is a multimedia editor for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, specializing in video. After a year as a multimedia producer for the Wall Street Journal in New York she moved to Hong Kong to expand the publication’s video coverage in Asia. Among her duties are training reporters, managing special projects, web production, photography and working with interactives.
She aspires to maximize the potential of the web platform for visual storytelling using flash as a method to curate other visual components. She is particularly interested in stories that highlight humanitarian and social issues as well as trends in technology and city life.
She has covered urbanism in Prague, post-Cold War issues in Berlin, Burmese refugees in New York and HIV in Vietnam among other subjects. Her previous work has been published on the Associated Press newswire, the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, Time Out London, Monocle and other smaller publications. She is the founder of the Hong Kong chapter of the NYC-based filmmakers collective Filmshop and enjoys feeding people with self-cooked meals.
CHAPTER: Hong Kong
- The Rise of Rural India – Multimedia Project Manager – multimedia package for the Wall Street Journal – 2009
- Vietnam Battles HIV Epidemic with U.S. Aid – Reporter/Multimedia Producer – multimedia package for the Wall Street Journal – 2008
- From Burma to New York – The Stories of Burmese Refugees – Reporter/Multimedia Producer – Collaborative multimedia project – 2008
- Retracing Saigon: Memories of a Family – Reporter/Multimedia Producer – long-form web documentary – 2009-present
- Found and Lost – Editor – Fiction short film for the Hong Kong 48-hour film festival – 2009
- Behind the Door – A Mockumentary about Robert Seng’s “Knock Knock” Mural (August 2009) – Director/Writer – mockumentary for Moviehouse screening series – 2009
- 2009 Audience Award for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Hong Kong: Editor
- 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Awards: Finalist in the Multimedia Presentation Category for FromBurmatoNewYork.com
- 2009 Webby Awards: winner in the student category for video (Meet We Se: A Burmese Refugee Navigates a New Country); nominated in the travel category for video (Beijing in an Olympic Year), Official Honoree (HIV in Vietnam) in the documentary: single episode category for video
- 2008 Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship: Awarded to the top 5 graduates of Columbia University School of Journalism each year.
Ability to send people into a food coma.