About Jason

Photo by  Jessica Potts

Photo by Jessica Potts

 

I’m the photojournalist at the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, serving Mattoon, Charleston and the rest of Coles County in East Central Illinois. 

I enjoy meeting the people around me and finding out their life story. I was last in East Central Illinois as a student in the journalism program at Eastern Illinois University where I learned more about the art of visual storytelling. I was able to put those skills into practice at the yearbook and the daily newspaper where I’ve won awards in categories including  photography, writing and page design.

I love to travel and have been blessed with the opportunity to have visited some amazing places. Having a mixed background, I’ve always wanted to know about the world around me.

Let’s swap stories.

Photo by  Jessica Potts

Photo by Jessica Potts