Jim Naughton

Jim Naughton is the former canon for communications and advancement for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the founder of the Web site Episcopal Café.

Under his leadership the diocese has won numerous awards for its publications and Web site, and donations to the annual Bishop's Appeal have increased by more than 30 percent in each of the last three years.

Jim is frequently quoted in media reports and helps shape the public’s opinion of the Church through the Café, which receives more than 5,000 visits per day. He examined the financial aspects of recent controversies in the Episcopal Church in his article: “Following the Money: Donors and Activists on the Anglican Right.”

A veteran journalist, Jim has worked for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Washington Post. His free-lance writing has appeared in publications and Web sites as disparate as Beliefnet, Slate, ESPN the Magazine and the Guardian. He has written three books, including a novel for young adults and a profile of a Catholic parish at odds with the Vatican.

Jim holds a B.A. in Journalism and American Studies, and an M.A. in American history from Syracuse University.