Joe Mahoney is a National Assigning Editor for Visuals at iPondr. He previously worked as a staff photographer and multimedia editor for the Rocky Mountain News. In 2000 and 2003, he was part of the photo teams at the News that won Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography. He was the director of multimedia for the PBS affiliate in Denver and started his career with the Associated Press.

All Stories by Joe Mahoney

September 16, 2021

Differences big and small in BASL reflect Black culture, history

Languages reflect the groups that use them — sign language is no different. While some elements of Black American Sign Language adhere more closely to traditional American Sign Language, others arose from historical and cultural influences.

August 25, 2021

Who plays video games vs. who's in them

Almost half of all gamers today are female, but the protagonists in most games don’t reflect that demographic.

June 17, 2021

Fatherly life lessons

From time spent with offspring to using individual approaches to raising each child, four Black fathers discuss and reflect the lessons they received and have learned while raising their children.

May 25, 2021

In this 'new normal,' these prayers encourage and uplift

During the pandemic, religious scholars and authors from myriad denominations provided words of prayer ranging from entreaties for overall well-being to specific themes, such as intercessions for nursing home residents and ‘the new normal to come.’

May 11, 2021

Stress, fear and uncertainty and the coronavirus

Emergency medicine doctor finds respite from stress in running during the pandemic.