Briggs, James

Jim Briggs

James Briggs III
M.A. Media Studies, The New School
B.S. Sound Recording Technology, SUNY College at Fredonia
B.A. English, SUNY College at Fredonia

Jim Briggs is an audio engineer and musician residing in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been heard on PRI’s Selected Shorts, WNYC Radio’s Radiolab, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and Soundcheck. He mixed WNYC’s hour-long documentary special Living 9/11, and was a team recipient of the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma in 2012. He has also mixed, recorded and edited sound for films and television shows including many episodes of PBS’ American Experience, the miniseries We Shall Remain, and The Supreme Court, with premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, Cinesonika Festival, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. He has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Adrienne Westwood and VIA Dance Collaborative, and his sound design for dance has been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, The Firkin Crane (Cork, Ireland), and in New York City public parks.

He is currently mixing Town Hall, a documentary profile of two Tea Party activists in Pennsylvania, for ITVS and PBS.
Courses Taught:
LMUS 2050 Music Technology
LMUS 3019 Music and Digital Media
LCST 3901 On Air: Radio/Podcasting

At The New School for Public Engagement (Media Studies graduate program):
WNSR Radio Lab
Audio Production
Sound and Image
Digital Audio Editing
Office Location:
Room 458, 65 W 11th Street
Phone Number/Extension:
(212) 229-5100 x 3445


Research Interests:
-Music and Media formats
-Sound and Space (Acoustics and spatial design)
-Film Sound
-History of Audio Technology
-Sound Installations
Professional Affiliations:
-Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
-Audio Engineering Society (AES)
-Megapolis Audio Festival (2013 NY Regional Director)
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
-Public Radio International’s Selected Shorts, series Mix Engineer, 2011-present
-Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin (WNYC Radio), series Mix Engineer, 2011-present
-Bank of America Community web ad campaign, Mix Engineer, 2012-present
-RadioLab Colors episode, Engineer, 2012.
-For PBS: American Experience “The Abolitionists,” “Henry Ford,” “Fire at the Triangle,” “Robert E. Lee,” “Farthest North”
-Record, multi-room sound design and installation for VIA Dance, One Arm Red, Brooklyn 2012.
Awards and Honors:
-Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, for “Living 9/11” radio documentary (WNYC), 2012.
-Innovations in Education Fund for The AirSpace Project, an initiative to build a mobile broadcast booth for The New School and WNSR, New School Radio, 2010-2011.

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