From Boston Globe to MIT Media Lab with lots of Rye in between...
Photo taken in New York City by Junior Journal editor/writer Naiqing Gu of China, who graduated from Columbia University, received his Masters from the University of Maryland and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago.
Jack Driscoll has written for and about Rye Reflections
Driscoll was part of the startup of Rye Reflections
in 2005, then wrote a book about community group journalism, using Rye Reflections
, The Melrose Mirror
and The Junior Journal
as the focal points of a how-to book entitled Couch Potatoes Sprout: The Rise of Online Community Journalism
. The book was published in 2008.
Driscoll began as a summer resident of Rye in 1957, then became a year-round resident in 1994. He and his wife, Dolores have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Driscoll has been involved in citizen journalism since 1990, mostly in his role as Editor-in-Residence
for the MIT Media Lab. The Melrose SilverStringers launched The Melrose Mirror
in 1996 and became the model for children’s and teen groups, such as The Junior Journal
, as well as this Rye website.
Locally Jack has been a member of the boards of directors of the Learning Skills Academy, a private, non-profit special needs school, and Rye Senior SERVE, also a non-profit organization, whose aim is to assist elder residents through volunteer efforts.
For nearly 40 years Driscoll was a reporter and editor at The Boston Globe
, his last seven years as The Editor.
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