I’m James. I’m a freelance writer in covering art, design, architecture, politics and (almost) all things Texas, where I live. Specifically I live in Fort Worth, where antiquated concepts of the American West begins. I currently write for and edit Quorum Report, Texas’ largest political newsletter. I edit the morning newsclips e-blast, a free component of our website. (You can subscribe to those and our daily updates here.) I am also the web editor for the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. I contribute to Arts and Culture Texas, Dallas Voice, D Magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, Texas Jewish Post, Next City and Jewish News Syndicate. My work has appeared in INTO (which has since closed), Generation Progress (formerly Campus Progress), Star Trek, Counterpunch.org and the Huffington Post.
I previously was a Voice staff writer and calendar editor, assistant editor and reporter for Truthout.org and 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 weekday 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.