Jake King is a staff photojournalist at the Idaho Press in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. He recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in photojournalism and a minor in Israel & Jewish Studies.
Jake previously worked for the Denton Record-Chronicle while attending UNT, and prior to his experience at the DRC, gained editing experience at the North Texas Daily.
Jake earned 5 awards at the 2019 Texas APME contest including: 1st Place News Photo; 1st Place Video Longer than 2 Minutes; 3rd Place Star Photojournalist; 3rd Place Sports Photo; and an Honorable Mention for Feature Photo. The same project which earned 1st Place in the long video category, “In Search of a Smile,” was also awarded 14th Place in the national Hearst Multimedia One: Narrative Storytelling Features competition.
Jake earned two awards at the 2017 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association on-site competitions: 1st Place Feature Photo and 3rd Place in a 2-Person Photo Essay. In 2018, he earned 1st Place in the on-site News Photo contest.
His work has been published in the New York Times, The Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle and The Denton Record-Chronicle.
Jake can be reached by phone at (321) 544-2481 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org