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:
- Photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press
- Launched video news reporting at the Philadelphia Daily News
- Pioneered social media strategies for independent journalists
- Produced War News Radio at Swarthmore College
- Founded and managed the Gun Crisis Reporting Project
- Studied journalism and psychological trauma with the Knight-Wallace Fellows and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
- Instructed students at the University of Missouri, Swarthmore College, Temple University, Tufts University and New York University.
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,
Photo at top: Selfie with children in Mosul, Iraq while embedded with US Army troops for The Associated Press in 2005.