Course of Life

Abortion rights protesters march toward the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. ©2022 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan

• Leading the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, coordinating community reporting and professional development programs and supporting a new research collaborative, all intended to explore the hypotheses that changing the way journalists and news organizations report on gun violence can prevent shootings and save lives. Visit: PCGVR.org

Students in Philadelphia participate in the National School Walkout against gun violence. ©2018 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Current board appointments

• Mothers In Charge, board of directors 
• Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention advisory board, Thomas Jefferson University
• Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership advisory board, Community College of Philadelphia
• Philadelphia Obituary Project advisory board 
• Missouri Gun Violence Project advisory board 

A firefighter looks over the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York at dawn on the morning after the attack. ©2001 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Fellowships and residencies

• Residential Fellow, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri School of Journalism 
• Journalist in Residence, Swarthmore College 
• Fellow, Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, University of Pennsylvania 
• Practitioner in Residence, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University 
• Ochberg Fellow, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University 
• Knight Fellow in Medicine/Health Sciences Journalism, Knight-Wallace Fellows, University of Michigan 

U.S. Army soldiers take cover during an insurgent attack on their outpost during heavy fighting in Najaf, Iraq. ©2004 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Former photojournalist

• The Associated Press, Baghdad 
• Philadelphia Daily News 
• The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
• The Daily Transcript, Dedham, Mass.
• Freelance news photographer, Boston 

Protesters rally in outside while officials count votes in Philadelphia determining the outcome of the Presidential election. ©2020 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Photojournalism honors

• The Pulitzer Prize 
• The Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents
• Sigma Delta Chi Award
• National Headliner Award

A Philadelphia Phillies fan spins on his head in celebration on South Broad Street minutes after his team won the World Series. ©2008 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Former editor and producer

• The Gun Crisis Reporting Project 
• War News Radio 
• Independent social media journalist  
• Philadelphia Daily News Video 

Drummers lead the Women’s March up the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. ©2017 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Hometown honors

• Best of Philly
• Pen and Pencil Awards
• Philadelphia Geek Award
• Mothers in Charge Partner in Peace
• Philadelphia CeaseFire Community Award
• Philadelphia Firefighters Union Media Award
• Keystone Awards Distinguished Visual Journalist
• Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors Best of Show

A wave crashes over two teens on a seawall during a hurricane near Boston. ©1987 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Past faculty appointments

• Assistant Professor, University of Missouri School of Journalism, 2009-2010
• Visiting Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Swarthmore College, 2011-2012
• Adjunct Faculty, Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 2010-2011
• Adjunct Professor, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, 2005-2015

Healthcare workers kneel in memory of George Floyd during a demonstration demanding racial justice outside Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. ©2020 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Courses created

• Peace Journalism, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Swarthmore College 
• Solutions Journalism, Department of Journalism, Temple University 
• Trauma Journalism, Department of Journalism, Temple University 

Celebrants carry a mikoshi through a religious festival on a hot day in Tokyo. ©2019 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Additional courses taught

• Convergence Multimedia Fundamentals, Reporting and Editing, University of Missouri School of Journalism
• Photojournalism Portfolio, Department of Journalism, Temple University
• Multimedia Reporting, Carter Journalism Institute, New York University 
• Urban Photojournalism, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University (workshops) 

Demonstrators march for gun violence prevention in Philadelphia. ©2016 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Former college administrator

• Assistant director for external affairs, Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University
• Manager for Media and Social Responsibility, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College

Investigators look over the scene one day after the domestic terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. ©1995 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Major exhibitions

• “New York, New York: The 20th Century,” Norton Museum of Art 
• “Manna: Masterworks from the Permanent Art Collection,” Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University 
• “Overt/Covert,” Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University 

A groundskeeper gathers mannequins he found strewn about Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia after a night of looting in nearby shops during the social justice uprising. ©2020 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Select lectures and panels

• Questioning our assumptions: basic reporting processes, mass tragedy and engagement, International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy, 2017 
• Streaming Video Journalism, IRE Conference, Philadelphia, 2015
• Gun Violence Intervention Programs, TedX Philadelphia, 2014
• Walking Through Ground Zero, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y., 2011 
• Journalism and Trauma: Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand; 2009 
• Covering the War in Iraq, Knight-Wallace Conference, 2007
• The Battle for Najaf, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, 2004

Hurricane Katrina evacuees watch news reports of flooding in New Orleans while thousands more are sheltered on the floor of the Astrodome in Houston. ©2005 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Past board appointments

• Temple University Journalism Department
• Generocity.org, Philadelphia
• Pen and Pencil Club, Philadelphia
• Free Speech Film Festival, Philadelphia
• Exposure Center for Photojournalism, Tufts University

Worshippers pray inside the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. ©2006 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Past projects, launches and collaborations

• Broke in Philly
• Center for Public Interest Journalism
• Klein News Innovation Camp
• Open Data Philly
• Philadelphia Conference of Photojournalists
• Philadelphia Initiative for Journalism Innovation
• The Reentry Project
• Temple DNC News

Snow falls in the Washington West section of Philadelphia. ©2018 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Education

• Graduate studies in Journalism, Temple University
• B.S. in Education, Tufts University
• Drawing, Painting and Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Young visitors take a selfie in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris. ©2013 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Certifications

• Human subject research 
• Threat assessment 
• Hostile environment reporting 

Accidental self-portrait taken while embedded with U.S. Marines on a reconnaissance mission in Ramadi, Iraq. ©2004 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Foundation

• I spent the first eight years of my professional life washing dishes in a senior center kitchen, on shovel duty at a kennel and selling punk rock buttons in a night club.

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A demonstrator gestures in the moments following a brief but violent skirmish with police during an economic justice protest in Washington, DC. ©2000 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan