Jim Cameron has spent over 40 years in broadcast journalism. While at NBC News, he received a George Foster Peabody Award. In conjunction with INC. Magazine, he also wrote and hosted the syndicated radio series, Minding Your Business. For 12 years Jim ran JFORUM, the pioneering online service for journalists and communications professionals worldwide, on CompuServe.
Jim currently writes a weekly column, “Getting There,” for the eight daily and 14 weekly newspapers published by Hearst CT Media across Connecticut. In 2020 Jim published OFF THE RECORD: Confessions of a Media Consultant, sharing true stories training the famous and the infamous.
In 1982 Jim transferred his journalism experience into a new career: training people to deliver their messages effectively to the media and the public. His media-training clients have included hundreds of CEOs, scientists and authors. He has trained every kind of spokesperson imaginable—from athletes to marketing experts, from celebrities to farmers.
Jim’s trainees have appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC and hundreds of radio stations. They’ve been quoted in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, trade journals and lifestyle magazines. His clients have testified before Congress, made presentations to financial analysts and given speeches at major symposia. Jim has dealt with environmental crises, food tampering scares, insurance reform, employee healthcare, and workplace safety issues.
Jim taught broadcast journalism in Tunisia and the Philippines under the auspices of the U. S. State Department. Born and reared in Toronto, he speaks English and French. He graduated cum laude from Lehigh University with a BA in sociology in 1972.
A resident of Darien, CT, Jim is founder of the Commuter Action Group, using social media to advocate for mass transit in Connecticut. He is also an elected member of Darien’s Representative Town Meeting and program director of the town’s government access channel, Darien TV79.