jesikah maria ross

Making Media, Making Change

jesikah maria ross has three speeds: listening, making, and sharing. she’s an artist, an academic, and experienced media producer. jesikah is out to make a difference and believes that wit, grit and imagination can take us where we need to go.

jesikah knows how to mobilize people around a shared interest, and create spaces and processes that lead to individual and social transformation. she’s done it with large institutions, community organizations, and independent media makers. jesikah has built a career of consulting, training and directing participatory documentary projects with a path and a plan that changes how we collect, tell and share the stories of our communities.

she makes media work. for change, for social justice, for art. for everyone.





Read reviews and hear interviews about my work from thought leaders around the country.


Learn more about where I’ve been, what I’ve done and what makes me tick.

Artist Statement

Find out how I mash up documentary, social practice and community organizing.




Place and Privilege
Troubled Waters: Tracing Waste in the Delaware River
Maquilapolis [city of factories]
Snap! – South Africa
Picturing Our Community
The Davis Video Project
Voices & Visions
Sisters & Brothers With Cameras
Special News & Review



University courses, community workshops, professional training.  I’ve taught participatory documentary around the globe.


My publications on community media and documentary art include essays, case studies, academic articles and community tool kits.


At the corner of civic storytelling, participatory documentary and community art. A chronicle of my experiences in community engaged journalism.



she makes media work.

for change, for social justice, for art. for everyone.


Get in touch with jesikah maria ross
(530) 320-1819