We investigate companies that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond.
Senior Sound Designer, Engineer and Composer
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.
The sound of disparity: Data directed Silicon Valley diversity choir
We used sound to tell the story of racial and gender disparities in the San Francisco Bay Area’s tech sector.
Trump’s mystery mansion
Reporters examine the history of a $10 million real estate transaction in Beverly Hills, California.
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Checking into Trump’s Washington hotel
Reveal teamed up with WAMU to dig into one of the largest investigations ever by the Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.
Full of lead: How bullets are poisoning eagles
Lead – the toxic metal used for years in paint, plumbing, mining and more – still poisons people in all kinds of ways.
Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead
This week, Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming.
Built to burn
Do officials need to reconsider their approach to building where the risk of wildfire is highest?
Warning system down: California’s deadliest fires
Last October, more than 170 wildfires ripped across Northern California. It was the deadliest fire incident in the state’s history.
Deja nuke: Return of the nuclear threat
On Jan. 25, 2018, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists edged the “Doomsday Clock” closer to midnight – one step closer to a potential nuclear apocalypse.
My town, Chi-Town
Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have moved out of the city. We’re taking a close look at those challenges in this week’s episode.