•    Analyst at the USC Media Impact Project
  •    Contributing writer on metrics at MediaShift
  •    Pitching social impact at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch 2015
  •    Speaking on “Creative Marketing” at the 2015 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
  •    2015 reporting honors from the Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards and the Washington Press Association
  •    Lessons from nonprofit media in USC’s Impact Assessment & Metrics Guide
  •    Crowdfunded capitol reporting becomes the Statehouse News Project
  •    Expanding nonprofit investigative journalism in Oregon
  •    Developing a a new radio series with public media for the Knight INNovation Fund
  •    Speaking on “Measuring Impact” at the 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
  •    2014 reporting honors from Investigative Reporters and Editors and others
  •    “Can Investigative Journalism Pay?” a Columbia University case study on nonprofit business models
  •    2013 reporting honors from the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism
  •     Researching donor decision making for the Media Map Project


Jason is a consultant to newsrooms, foundations and nonprofits working to build an informed citizenry through journalism and civic engagement. As associate director of InvestigateWest, he oversaw fundraising, communications and product development, and was an innovator in media collaborations and impact evaluation. He also led data reporting and digital production for all InvestigateWest stories. Previously, Jason led strategy and technology initiatives for a wide variety of nonprofit and public affairs clients in Boston and New York, including fundraising campaigns, audience development, website redesigns, and brand identity. He is a member of the Right-to-Know Committee of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Jason has a M.S. in Journalism and a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University, with a focus on media and public policy.


I am available for contract and full-time consulting work, as well writing and speaking opportunities on civic media, technology and journalism. I also like to daydream about these things over a good stout. Talk to me at