Center for Public Interest Journalism Names Assistant Director
Posted: 3/28/2013  |  By:

Jim MacMillan has joined the Center for Public Interest Journalism as assistant director, where he will focus on new programs and community development.

MacMillan comes from the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College, where he also taught peace and conflict journalism and served as journalist-in-residence at War News Radio, a weekly student-produced public radio program.

Previously, MacMillan was an assistant professor in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri and taught journalism courses at New York University and Temple University.

Until 2008, MacMillan was the senior photographer at the Philadelphia Daily News, and he was the Baghdad staff photographer for the Associated Press team that was honored with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Presently, MacMillan edits the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, an independent, solutions-oriented nonprofit news organization based in Philadelphia.