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Jim Briggs

Jim Briggs

Senior Sound Designer, Engineer and Composer

Biography

Jim Briggs III is the senior 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

Accountability

A transfer of power

As the nation swears in President Joe Biden, we look at the long shadow cast by the forces that brought Donald Trump to power.

Jan 23, 2021
Accountability

Democracy under siege

A mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, aiming to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. How did we get here?

Jan 9, 2021

Take no prisoners

During WWII, top military commanders hoped to conceal an American war crime. This is the story of an incident nearly lost to history.

Jan 2, 2021

When Lighting the Voids

An investigative audio drama from StoryWorks unravels the mystery of a deadly explosion at a Gulf Coast shipyard.

Dec 26, 2020

Policing pregnancy

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, states could set abortion rules. Some already push the boundaries of patient privacy and shift civil rights to fetuses.

Dec 19, 2020
Accountability

Fancy galleries, fake art

In the mid-’90s, two high-end New York art galleries began selling one fake painting after another. It was the largest art fraud in modern U.S. history, totaling more than $80 million.

Nov 28, 2020
Accountability

The bad place

The graffiti says it all: “This is a bad place.” Why do states send children to facilities run by Sequel, after dozens of cases of abuse?

Nov 21, 2020
The Trump Era

Trump’s global echoes

Over the last four years, as Americans were consumed by endless Trump news, our partners at Coda Story have tracked his echoes on the global stage.

Nov 18, 2020