About Me

An award-winning journalist and photographer with nearly 10 years of experience writing for daily newspapers, weekly community papers and national magazines.

My writing has appeared in Maclean's magazine, the Globe and Mail newspaper, Vice, and This magazine, among others, along with nearly a dozen local community magazines and newspapers.

My radio work has also been featured on the airwaves of CBC Radio, AM 570 News and AM 980 News.

I can write to meet a range of needs. Whether it's for breaking news on the web or long-form feature stories for a newspaper or magazine, I am highly adaptive. I have a passion for investigative reports and feature writing, with a focus on the environment, history, food, urban design and transportation.

After six years as a reporter and photographer at local community newspapers in Waterloo Region — first with the award-winning community newspaper The Woolwich Observer from 2010 to 2012, and then the award-winning community newspaper The Waterloo Chronicle from 2012 to 2016 — I made the jump to freelance writing and photography.

I have won more than a dozen writing and photography awards over my career, including Reporter of the Year and an honourable mention for Photographer of the Year.

I currently live in Cambridge, Ontario with my wife and daughter. 

I am open to any and all freelance writing requests. To contact me, please email james.d.e.jackson[at] or find me on Twitter, @JamesDEJ.