How did I get here?

Earlier this week, I marked the 25th anniversary of my move to Philadelphia. Twenty-five years ago tonight I started working at the Philadelphia Daily News, where I spent most of the following 17. My first assignment was to go with three other photographers to Veterans Stadium to cover a Monday Night Football game between the…

Maybe I belong here

Today marks 25 years since I first moved to Philadelphia. I spent 17 at the Philadelphia Daily News, where I also found many of my best friends — and I might write a little bit more about that gig in a few days. (I basically got fired in less than a week.) Most of us…

Preparing students for the DNC in Philadelphia

For the past six months, and for every waking minute in recent days, I have been managing operations for a project we call the Temple DNC News Bureau, in my role with the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. From now through the end of the Democratic Convention, you can catch reports from…

Scopin’ out The Media Consortium

The Media Consortium — an international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations — has invited me to talk about Periscope for journalists when they hold their #TMC2016 conference in Philadelphia next month. Here’s more info on my session:Beyond Facebook and Twitter ” TMC Media 2016

WordCamp Weekend

Heading back for another day of the “inaugural” @WordCampUS here in Philly: A photo posted by Jim MacMillan (@jimmacmillan) on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:36am PST I was probably among the least technologically proficient people attending WordCamp US this weekend in Philadelphia, but I still learned more in two days than I could possible summarize. Here’s…