I’m James. I’m a writer in Texas. I cover a broad range of issues, primarily art, design, architecture, politics and the state of Texas.
I currently write for Quorum Report, Texas’ largest political newsletter. I also edit the morning newsclips, a free component of our website. You can subscribe to those and our daily updates here. I regularly contribute to D Magazine, Texas Jewish Post and Dallas Voice. I am the Fort Worth Weekly as its architecture critic.
In a full-time capacity, I was a staff writer and calendar editor for the Dallas Voice, a LGBT print weekly publication in Dallas, Texas, from 2014-2016. Before returning to school, I was an assistant editor and reporter for the progressive news site Truthout.org from 2010-2011. I volunteered as the book reviews section editor for New Clear Vision, which until it shuttered was affiliated with the academic Peace and Justice Studies Association.
I also have conducted research for campaigns, law firms and individuals as well as written copy for corporate clients.
Contact me at james(dot)journo(at)gmail(dot)com.
At Quorum Report I provide on the ground coverage from North Texas for our readers. I am one of the few state political reporters in the region. I also revamped our newsclips newsletter, by conforming to a certain style, expanding the number of outlets and length of the copy available for readers.
At the Voice I launched our community calendar, managed our coverage of the 84th Texas Legislature, coverage of the historic Obergefell decision legalizing marriage equality, among other projects. During the 84th, the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast called my coverage of needle exchange legislation during the 84th legislative session “possibly the best.” I also won an award and was a finalist for commentary about the Texas Legislature.
At Truthout.org I was the week day editor in charge of a digital edition, which included coding, regularly posting original and reprinted content and maintaining work flow among the staff. I reported on social movements and politics on a weekly basis as well.