I am currently the news editor for the Williston Herald in Williston, N.D. I am formerly a photographer for the Northern Star, the student newspaper at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. I also previously worked for the Free Press Newspapers in Wilmington, Ill as a photographer and sports writer. I received my Master of Arts in communicaition, focusing on public relations, sports communication and social media in 2012 from NIU. In 2009 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from NIU.
Outside of my jobs, my work has been published with the Chicago Sun-Times, Naperville Sun, Associated Press, Chicago Bandits and other various web outlets.
2012 – 2nd place North Dakota Newspaper Association feature photo
2012 – 3rd place North Dakota Newspaper Association news photo
You can find my entire portfolio and past works here. I can be reached via e-mail at JerryBurnesPhotography@gmail.com.