Semester: 

Elizabeth Law

Year CS'12:

As a Singapore correspondent working at Agence France-Presse since March, Elizabeth Law writes stories that would interest the international community. 

One such story was about a Singapore Michelin-starred hawker who recently sealed a partnership with a multinational culinary company. It was exciting to write about food - a big part of Singapore society - and business at the same time, she said.  

Prior to working at AFP, Elizabeth was a journalist at The New Paper, covering crime and court stories. "You see the best and worst of humanity," she said.

Working at a wire agency can get quite intense, said Elizabeth, who added that the style of writing at AFP also caters more to a foreign audience. “Speed is very important. When things happen, you constantly update your stories.”

Recalling The Nanyang Chronicle’s production nights, Elizabeth credits the newspaper for giving her a good foundation of what journalism is about.

Borrowing Orwell, she said: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations.”