Fellows & Editors


Jim Simon

Kenya 2009
Seattle Times

Jim Simon is the assistant managing editor of the Seattle Times, overseeing local and regional news coverage and the Sunday newspaper. 

He has worked as an editor and reporter for the Times for 25 years. His previous positions include metro editor, environmental reporter, chief political reporter, statehouse reporter and staff writer for the Sunday Pacific Magazine. He’s reported for the Times from Japan, Southeast Asia, Croatia and Bosnia.

Prior to joining the Times, he worked as a reporter for United Press International in the Philippines.

As a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Indonesia and East Timor in 2002, he taught journalism at a local university, organized environmental and health reporting workshops and served as in-house consultant for the Timor Post. In 2005, he was part of a team of journalists that helped rebuild the media in Aceh, Indonesia following the tsunami. He has also worked with Indonesian NGOs to develop environmental reporting and ethics programs for local journalists.

He has also taught journalism at the University of Washington and Seattle University.

Last year, he proposed and helped organize a global health journalism conference at the University of Washington.   In 2007, he was the editor on an award-winning Seattle Times series about the search for a malaria vaccine, which included coverage from Tanzania and Zambia.

Simon was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Indonesia in 2000.


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