Jason Thompson has expert knowledge and experience regarding science journalism. Academic specialties include historical research, visual framing theory and content analysis methods. Practical journalistic experience includes 4.5 years as a photojournalist focused on renewable energy, advanced combustion, and growing an enthusiast community. During this time I authored about 350 articles, 400 blog posts, and many forum, Email, and social media messages for Diesel Power magazine (circulation 134,424 Source Interlink Media). Recently he was involved with media and coordinating aspects of the Skybot Challenge. He also helped co-create two small family businesses called Garden of Ikeda and Niflheim Media.
Jason helped with media and technical aspects of UNLV’s High-Energy X-Ray Applications (HEXA) program as student assistant for Dr. Oliver Hemmers, Director of the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies (from 2014- 2015). He is a contributing editor to The Costa Rica News and recently completed a Positive Leadership course from The Universidad Para La Paz.
He gained experience in global communications, culture, and history while studying in Mongolia, Mexico, China, North and South Korea, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada, and Nepal.
Master of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies 2015
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thesis: The Visual Framing of Climate Control in The New York Times 1851-Present
Method: SPSS data analysis and content analysis
Soonchunhyang University, Asan, South Korea 2006
Completion of Cultural Ambassadorship
Studied Korean-U.S. history
Winona State University, Winona , Minnesota 2005
Bachelor of Arts — Law and Society
Studied Mongolian-U.S.history 1851-1930
Jason is currently persuing his Ph.D and is looking to join a program at a University.