Bio

Greetings,

I am an independent, solutions-oriented multimedia journalist, educator, social entrepreneur and innovator, focused on peace and justice and based in Philadelphia.

At present I serve as the Assistant Director for External Affairs at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, where I also manage the Center for Public Interest Journalism, provide operational support to The Reentry Project and maintain Temple’s corner of the Open Data Philly partnership.

Previously at Temple, I also managed the Temple DNC News Bureau, supported the Next Mayor partnership and created courses in solutions journalism and trauma journalism.

From 1984 through 2008, I was a full-time newspaper and wire service photojournalist, although I started taking news photos professionally in 1979 and still carry a camera everywhere today.

Over the past 15 years, I have also:

My work has been recognized with The Pulitzer Prize, The Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents, a National Headliner Award, a Philadelphia Geek Award, the Best of Philadelphia awards, and Partners in Peace honors from Mothers in Charge, among others.

Thank you for visiting,
Jim

CV (pdf)

Photo at top: Selfie with children in Mosul, Iraq while embedded with US Army troops for The Associated Press in 2005.