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Jim Briggs

Jim Briggs

Lead Sound Designer, Engineer & Composer

Biography

Jim Briggs III is the lead sound designer, engineer and composer for Reveal. He supervises post-production and composes original music for the public radio show and podcast. He also leads Reveal's efforts in composition for data sonification and live performances.

Prior to joining Reveal in 2014, Briggs mixed and recorded for clients such as WNYC Studios, NPR, the CBC and American Public Media. Credits include “Marketplace,” “Selected Shorts,” “Death, Sex & Money,” “The Longest Shortest Time,” NPR’s “Ask Me Another,” “Radiolab,” “Freakonomics Radio” and “Soundcheck.” He also was the sound re-recording mixer and sound editor for several PBS television documentaries, including “American Experience: Walt Whitman,” the 2012 Tea Party documentary "Town Hall" and “The Supreme Court” miniseries. His music credits include albums by R.E.M., Paul Simon and Kelly Clarkson.

Briggs' work with Reveal has been recognized with an Emmy Award (2016) and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2018, 2019). Previously, he was part of the team that won the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for its work on WNYC’s hourlong documentary special “Living 9/11.” He has taught sound, radio and music production at The New School and Eugene Lang College and has a master's degree in media studies from The New School. Briggs is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

COVID-19

An old hate goes viral

Attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have surged since the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. This hate has a deeper history.

Jul 1, 2020
Religion

Unrepentant

Despite revelations of clergy sex abuse and promises of transparency, a prominent Jesuit university does little to punish priests who cross the line.

Jun 20, 2020
COVID-19

Divided states of the pandemic

The federal government’s failure to manage the pandemic shifted the burden to local officials. We look at state responses in California and Florida.

Jun 13, 2020
Criminal Justice

The uprising

As Americans take to the streets, we hear from the person prosecuting the police officers and remember the history of policing in black communities.

Jun 6, 2020
COVID-19

Home school

Online learning works only if you can get online. We explore why tens of thousands of families are caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

May 30, 2020
COVID-19

Reproducing racism

As racial disparities in health come into the spotlight amid COVID-19, we explore how the legacy of racism affects maternal health in the U.S.

May 23, 2020
Accountability

Homewreckers

After the housing bust, these men destroyed the American dream of homeownership. Learn how they did it and what that means for our economy now.

May 16, 2020
COVID-19

(Un)protected

At a time when America is relying on health care workers more than ever, we look at why there’s not enough protective gear to keep them safe.

May 9, 2020
Accountability

Harpooned by Facebook

As the pandemic sends more people online for entertainment, we look at how companies such as Facebook turn information about their users into profits.

May 2, 2020