Ed Jahn
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  • Portland, OR
  • United States

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Dynamic Archival Photo Effects/ Techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sergio M. Rapu Mar 18, 2013. 1 Reply

In the edit bay and working with high volumes of archival still photos. Just curious if workshoppers have  favorite tools/techniques/ AfterEffects they've used to get a more dynamic look to still…Continue

AP jobs/ History Detectives (OPB-TV)

Started Nov 7, 2011 0 Replies

OPB Seeks Associate Producers for History Detectives OPB seeks two Associate Producers (AP) to join our tenth season of History Detectives.  The APs assist in the story development, production and…Continue

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Profile Information

Workshop Year
Company or station:
Oregon Public Broadcasting / OPB-TV
Your url(s) including your website, facebook, linkedin or other profiles:



Genre(s) you work in:
science, local interest
Professional credits:
producer, writer, editor
Best way to contact me:
Email: edjahn1@gmail.com
or Cell: 503-545-9377

Some Background and Professional Seals of Approval (aka Awards & such)

Recent Awards:

2009 Columbia-duPont Award for Journalism ( for "The Silent Invasion")

2009 NETA Award/ Program Production (for "The Silent Invasion")

11 EMMY Awards (1996-2010) NW Region & Heartland/Rockies Region for "Oregon Field Guide" and "Spirit of Colorado".

2 Society of Environmental Journalists Award for In-Depth TV Reporting

Fellow with the Institutes of Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR), Klamath Country Institute(2002) and Puget Sound Institute (2009)

About Ed Jahn:

I like to get dirty. Muddy even. Sweat is good, too. I don't mind going places where a shower is a luxury that comes every 4 days or so. That's my line of work....exploring the outdoors, getting out there in the wilderness, covering issues of the environment and the outdoors by actually being there, camera crew in tow. I'm not a fan of fly-in "helicopter" coverage of environmental issues, so my crew and I spend a lot of time hiking, rafting, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, horsebacking, climbing, ATVing and, in general, getting in the mix in order to do quality reporting of environmental, outdoor and agricultural issues. I've done simple, fun short-form stories about mountain unicyclists and loggers and wind power conflicts, as well as long-format documentaries investigating the threat of invasive species, the return of sea otters, the urban/rural divide and others. I've even done a bit of radio reporting for local NPR affiliate (OPB Radio)

My beat is Oregon, Washington and the northwest, and I spent 6 years covering Colorado as well.

I'm happy to help fellow PBS/ NPR reporters who may be covering issues of interest in our region and who may want tips, advice or kayak lessons. Tweet me if you like to keep it short & sweet : http://twitter.com/OFGProducerEd

Oh...and I also teach. I offer a winter course at Portland State University called "Selling Your Science: Science, the Media and the Public". It's a course designed to give future scientists (about 1/2 grad, 1/2 undergrad) some insight into the differences among various media, why we do things the way we do when we cover science stories, and how scientists might better convey their message when a reporter comes calling. Do you cover science or the environment?? Ever visit Oregon? I'm always looking for smart guest speakers. Get in touch! ejahn@opb.org

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