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1. Business Profile, 1:56

2. Character Profile, 1:48

3. News Video, 1:58

4. Mini-documentary on abortion, 8:39

5. Mini-documentary on abortion, 6:51

NOTE: While my primary application is for the Big Business video fellowship, I am open to all visual opportunities at Business Insider. Thank you for your time.

1. Arizona Makers: Didgeridoo-makers use local agave in their staple product

Brad and Wendy Evans talk about their online didgeridoo-making business Endless Breath Didges.

For The Arizona Republic/

NOTE: This piece was part of a series on how makers use "making" as a form of occupational therapy to help with the likes of stress, depression, alcoholism, TBI and PTSD. Written story here.

2. What graduation photos means for one ASU senior

A year after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, activists on both sides of the abortion debate are mobilizing politically. On Aug. 8, Ohio voters will decide whether to make it harder to amend the state constitution.  

Published August 1, 2023 for News21

Second Place in College Media Association Film and Audio Festival's Long Documentary Category


Recommendation letter excerpts from former supervisors

Out of an extremely talented group, Mingson again rose to the top – producing some of our best videos and photographs. He never gives up, working to talk his way behind the scenes to get the best possible story.

After spending 27 years as a writer, editor and eventually the U.S. enterprise editor at The Associated Press, and now still more years as a coach of up-and-coming journalists, I can say, without hesitation, that Mingson would be an asset to your team.  

Pauline Arrillaga 

Executive Editor/Carnegie-Knight News21


Mingson’s skills in taking photos, videos and editing videos far surpassed those of all 14 interns who have worked for AZEdNews. His work is that of a professional colleague, not an intern.

Mingson is professional, calm, helpful, and adapts his approach to any situation as needed. He shared best practices to help us improve. He worked well with the entire Communications Team and other ASBA employees. When a member of our Communications Team left for another position, I recommended Mingson for the position, but he remained focused on completing his graduate studies.


Lisa Irish
AZEdNews Education Reporter

At each stage of the project, Mingson took initiative, provided valuable feedback and met deadlines. He worked well with the group and his enthusiasm for the project was evident in his contribution.


Beyond this project, Mingson has been active in journalism internships and the Asian American Journalists Association. He is a hard-working and talented multimedia reporter who will be a great addition to any media organization.


Kristy Roschke, Ph.D.
Managing Director, News Co/Lab, Voices Listening Project


ABout me

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About Me

Mingson Lau is a visual journalist and recent graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he completed his bachelor's and master's. Through visuals and writing, Lau aims to tell impactful stories that can inform, elucidate, and engage. Lau found his passion for storytelling in his high school’s award-winning broadcast journalism program, where he contributed to the morning news show and projects for Vegas PBS’ Inside Education. 


At Arizona State University, Lau continued to develop his skills by working/interning at The State Press, Arizona PBS, Arizona Schools Board Association, and Cronkite News. Lau has also worked as a research aide for the Voices Listening Project, studying the media needs of local communities and developing product solutions to improve news communication.


Lau recently worked as a visual intern with The Arizona Republic and as a visuals fellow in the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. 


Las Vegas, Nevada

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