I’m James. I’m a writer living in 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 also write for D Magazine, Texas Jewish Post. I recently joined the Fort Worth Weekly as its architecture critic. My other work has appeared in INTO, Generation Progress (formerly Campus Progress), Georgia Voice, The Huffington Post and Counterpunch.org.
I also was a staff writer and calendar editor for the Dallas Voice, a LGBT print weekly publication in Dallas, Texas, and an assistant editor and reporter for the progressive news site Truthout.org. I also was the book reviews section editor for New Clear Vision, which until it shuttered was affiliated with the academic Peace and Justice Studies Association.
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.
I would love to write for you. II learn and write about almost any issues clearly and concisely. I’m interested in long form, explanatory reporting and profiles. I have a clear grasp of issues including Texas politics, LGBTQ issues, religion, art and architecture. I love personality profiles, too.