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Studio SPJ with Jim MacMillan

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Join us on Friday, March 15 at noon eastern when our guest on Studio SPJ will be Pulitizer-prize winning photographer and independent journalist Jim MacMillan.

MacMillan, a former photographer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Associated Press, will talk about one of his latest efforts, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

The non-profit project is an open source journalism organization that attempts to fill the gaps in coverage of gun violence reporting while seeking solutions to the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia.

 Click here to see the project's website.

MacMillan has been teaching Peace Journalism and advising the students who produce War News Radio at Swarthmore Colllege since 2010. He recently left there to join the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University.

He also taught convergence journalism at the University of Missouri.

Until 2008, MacMillan was senior photographer at the Daily News, where he had worked since 1991.

While on leave from the paper in 2004-2005, he was a photographer and photo editor for the Associated Press in Iraq. He was part of the AP photo team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

This broadcast is sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of SPJ. Chapter President Phil Beck will serve as moderator.

Studio SPJ is a series of conversations with journalism on topics of interest to the profession.