Jaron is the founder and CEO of Storyhunter, a company that provides a range of services for video journalists, documentary filmmakers, and digital publishers. Storyhunter’s premier service is the Storyhunter Network, an online portal dedicated to video journalism. Video makers use Storyhunter.tv to pitch stories, showcase their work, and reach audiences worldwide. Fortune 500 companies, media organizations, and non-profits use the Storyhunter system to crowdsource premium, factual stories from around the world.
Leveraging the collective knowledge base of the Storyhunter global community, Jaron facilitates the production of international television series and feature length documentaries. He also advises multinational corporations, government institutions, and non-profits on a range of topics related to communications, politics, and new media.
Before founding Storyhunter, Jaron was one of the pioneers of “solo video journalism”. With just a backpack, video camera, and laptop, he produced, filmed, and edited award winning documentaries and news reports from all over the world. Jaron produced, filmed, and edited two feature-length documentaries, Grassroots and Disengagement. His videos and writing have been published in the New York Times, Time, PBS, Documentary International Magazine, Haaretz, Sun-Sentinel, Current TV, CNN, and on his personal blog.
For much of the last decade he reported from Israel/Palestine, where he also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, Israel. Jaron created and taught a theoretical and practical course called, "Producing Video Content for New Media." He also taught "guerilla video journalism" workshops in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
Born in Canada, raised in Miami, Jaron has also lived in South Africa, Spain, and Thailand. He has travelled extensively in more than 60 countries and every world continent. He graduated with a BA in International Relations, and a double minor in Business Management and Spanish from the University of Florida, where he was a Dean's Scholar. He also studied documentary film at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Jaron now lives in New York City, where he enjoys playing pickup soccer, surfing in sub-arctic waters, and talking to strangers.