Course of Life

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
At present

• 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:

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

• 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 

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
Former photojournalist

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

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

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

Protesters rally in outside while officials count votes in Philadelphia determining the outcome of the Presidential election. ©2020 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Former editor and producer

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

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
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

Drummers lead the Women’s March up the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. ©2017 – 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

A wave crashes over two teens on a seawall during a hurricane near Boston. ©1987 – 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 

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
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) 

Celebrants carry a mikoshi through a religious festival on a hot day in Tokyo. ©2019 – 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

Demonstrators march for gun violence prevention in Philadelphia. ©2016 – Photograph by Jim MacMillan
Current board appointments

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

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

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

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
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

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

• 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

• 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

• 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.