James or Jim?

His given first name is James.

His friends and family called him Jim.

Video Reporter or Photographer?

James was a freelance text reporter and video journalist. The terms photographer and photojournalist most commonly refer to still photographers and therefore don’t apply to Jim.


James went missing on November 22nd 2012 while reporting in Syria for GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse.

On August 19th 2014 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video showing his murder.

The Foley family formally launched the James W. Foley Legacy Fund (later renamed the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation) on 12 September 2014.