Jason Pramas

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Jason Pramas is an American photojournalist and artist of Greek descent. He is senior editor of the alternative newsweekly DigBoston, network director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ), an investigative reporting group and regional wire service that he co-founded with Chris Faraone in 2015,[1] and writes the syndicated column Apparent Horizon. He also founded Open Media Boston,[2][3] an online metropolitan news weekly serving the Boston, MA area, in 2008 and served as its editor/publisher until merging the publication with BINJ. He was formerly an assistant professor of communications at Lesley University,[4] but has stated that he believes he lost his job[5] in retaliation for helping lead a successful drive to organize Lesley core faculty into a labor union in 2015.[6][7] A socialist, and longtime labor and community activist,[8] Pramas was the lead organizer of the Boston Social Forum in 2004.[9][10] He holds an MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston,[11] and is noted for curating the 2014-2015 Boston Strong? art show (featuring work by Shea Justice and himself) that criticized the popular Boston Strong slogan for valorizing the people tragically slain in the Boston Marathon bombing while ignoring the ongoing crisis of the huge number of shooting deaths of young people of color every year in Boston.[12][13] He was born in Boston in 1966.

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  1. ^ Pramas, Jason (July 6, 2015). "Open Media Boston’s Jason Pramas Joins BINJ Leadership Team". Open Media Boston. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Kirchner, Lauren (November 8, 2010). "Local Ad Networks Bring Home the Bacon". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, Evan (Sep 20, 2011). "Open Media Boston: Boston news and progressive commentary". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Faculty Profiles, Kimberly Ruegger and Jason Pramas, Business Management and Communications". News from 29 Mellen, newsletter of the Lesley University College of Arts and Sciences. August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Pramas, Jason (July 6, 2015). "Open Media Boston’s Jason Pramas Joins BINJ Leadership Team". Open Media Boston. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Feijos, Sara (March 5, 2015). "Lesley University professors fight 'poverty wages'". Cambridge Chronicle. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Levy, Marc (May 20, 2015). "Full-time Lesley faculty join union project in 81-56 vote, following adjunct successes". Cambridge Day. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Faraone, Chris (May 26, 2011). "Open for change". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Bombardieri, Marcella (July 29, 2004). "Activists appear to save anger for NYC". Boston Globe. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Dodero, Camille (July 23, 2004). "DEPT. OF PROGRESSIVE POWWOWS: Boston Social Forum". The Phoenix. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Hill, Shawn (June 26, 2013). "Thesis Show Round-Up #6: Art Institute of Boston MFA Grad Exhibit". Big Red and Shiny. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Stuck-Girard, Christophe (April 15, 2014). "In the Face of Everyday Tragedy, Boston Strong Must Be Stronger". Esquire Magazine. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  13. ^ Catelluccio, John (April 19, 2014). "'Boston Strong?'". The Salem News. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

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