Jim Colgan

Jim Colgan ('20)
Jim Colgan
JSK Journalism Fellow
executive producer, Audible, San Francisco

Jim Colgan is a JSK Journalism Fellow. When selected as a fellow he was an executive producer at Audible, where he developed original programming. He moved to New York from Dublin, Ireland, as a student in 2000. His summer abroad turned into a full-time job as a staff reporter for a Manhattan newspaper, The Irish Voice. He covered the Sept. 11 attacks for Irish broadcast and print outlets in 2001. He then worked as a news reporter and producer for WNYC radio and for six years was a producer at “The Brian Lehrer Show.” While there, he launched the station’s ambitious crowdsourcing initiatives to better connect listeners to the news. He was part of the production team that won a Peabody Award in 2008 and later used SMS technology to fact-check New York’s mayor over claims about snowplowing, which won an Online News Association Award in 2011. He left WNYC in 2012 to work with technology companies such as Mobile Commons, a messaging platform, and SoundCloud, the social audio platform. At SoundCloud, he was head of audio, where he worked with radio creators to adapt to a social environment.


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