Jack Driscoll

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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