About Jason

 Photo by  Jessica Potts

Photo by Jessica Potts

Jason is an award-winning photographer and journalist based out of Peoria, Illinois.

He holds an AA in Mass Communications from Illinois Central College and a BA in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University, where he spent his time at each school’s student media.

He got his journalism start at the ICC Harbinger, photographing a little bit of everything — news, events and sports. While at Eastern, he was heavily involved with The Daily Eastern News and Warbler Yearbook, writing stories, shooting photos and covering breaking news on campus and in the Charleston area.

His work has received numerous awards for photography, online presence, page design and editorial writing on the state and national level from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association, Illinois College Press Association and Society for Collegiate Journalists.

He currently works at Dream Center PeoriaRiverside Community Church, and the RiverPlex. He also volunteers at the Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency.

 

Resume on Scribd

Awards

2016-2017
Editorials (Third Place, SCJ)

2015-2016
News Photo (Second Place, SCJ)
Photo Essay (Third Place, SCJ)
Sports Photo (HM, SCJ)
Sports Page Design (HM, SCJ)
Online News Site (Third Place, ICPA)
Sports Photo (HM, ICPA)
News Photo (Third Place, ICPA)

2013-2014
News Photo (Second Place, ICCJA)
Sports Photo (HM, ICCJA)