Jason Cone, Director of Communications
Jason Cone is the Communications Director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the United States. In this capacity, he has overseen crisis and advocacy communications campaigns for MSF, ranging from the Haiti earthquake and cholera epidemic, to global childhood malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. He recently conducted a risk assessment and analysis in South Sudan for MSF's Medical Care Under Fire campaign.
During his tenure, Harris Interactive, a polling firm, has ranked MSF as top non-profit brand in the field of international aid. As executive producer of “Starved for Attention,” the MSF & VII Photo Emmy-nominated documentary series on childhood malnutrition, Cone oversaw the production of eight documentary films, social media strategy, exhibits, and public actions in over a dozen countries aimed at pushing the world’s top donor countries to improve the quality of food aid for malnourished children. He has helped lead MSF’s strategic development of social media in support of its medical humanitarian aid programs. In 2010, the Society for New Communications Research recognized MSF with their "Humanitarian of the Year Award" for innovative use of new media to further the organization’s mission.
He began his work in non-profit communications as a writer for the Center for Reproductive Rights, an international women’s reproductive rights organization. Before joining the Center, he was a correspondent and editor for the Earth Times, covering the United Nations, World Bank, OECD, IMF, and World Economic Forum, and reporting internationally on issues ranging from the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Zimbabwe to poverty eradication efforts in rural India. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a BA in Biology and Government.