Before founding DuJour, Jason Binn founded Niche Media, a leading publisher of luxury regional magazines nationwide (Aspen Peak, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Ocean Drive, Philadelphia Style and Vegas). While there, he also formed a custom publishing department, which created publications for Art Basel Miami Beach, Wynn Las Vegas and the Short Hills Mall for the Taubman real estate organization.
In 2006, Binn sold Niche Media to the Greenspun Media Group. In 2007, GMG purchased the Ocean Drive Media Group, which Binn co-owned and founded. After a successful merger and transition, Binn continued to oversee the operations and management of the company until his resignation in 2010.
In September 2011, Binn created a strategic partnership with Getty Images and WireImage to promote his personal photography, archives and BinnShot. Proceeds benefit Anthony Shriver’s Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Binn is co-founder of the Binn Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Charitable Foundation, which is dedicated to saving the lives of hundreds of animals from problems due to cruelty or neglect. He is also a patron of God’s Love We Deliver, a leading provider of nutritious, tailored meals to people in the New York metropolitan area who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Binn has been profiled in The New York Times, The New York Observer, AdAge and Vanity Fair. He was also awarded Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Advertising Hall of Achievement” and featured in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs.
Jason Binn welcomes you to DuJour's Summer 2021 issue
Hello, sunshine. Summer 2021 is upon us, and, like most New Yorkers, I’m looking forward to weekday meetings out on the town and weekends spent out east. From backyard barbecues with my favorite people to long afternoons in the sand, I’m excited to kick off the summer season in style. This ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2017 issue
If you can believe it—because I barely can—it’s time to talk holiday. And regardless of what you’re celebrating this season, there’s no doubt it’s a festive time filled with family, winter getaways and most of all: amazing gifts. Not that I’m one to only focus on material things, but it ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Summer 2017 issue
Twenty-five years ago, my first magazine, Ocean Drive, launched. Back in those days, I carried my Olympus Stylus around Miami and New York City, snapping pictures wherever I went. I thought I was a more guerilla version of Andy Warhol. I had no idea that a quarter of a century ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Spring 2017 issue
From the beginning, my favorite part about DuJour has been that the topics that pique our interest run the gamut. Whether it’s real estate, culture, entertainment, or fashion, our goal is to invite readers to the places where luxury lives. One such place, of course, is Hollywood, and over the course ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2016 issue
Throughout DuJour’s history, the Winter issue has been a special celebration of the on-screen achievements that will define the careers of great actors. While working on this magazine, the team and I were fortunate enough to experience some monumental moments of our own in the form of new business, outstanding ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Fall 2016 issue
Fall always feels like a fresh start, and this year is no exception. As we enter our fifth year in business, we’ll be embarking on some exciting new adventures, but we can’t help looking backwards for a moment to reflect on all of the DuJour team’s amazing accomplishments. In June, we partnered ... More
See what I've been up to this season
The kind of revelry usually reserved for summertime has been in full swing at DuJour all spring—long before we officially began vacation season with one of our legendary Memorial Day kickoffs at Moby’s East Hampton. The nonstop excitement started in March, when we hosted the launch of the Behati x Juicy ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Winter 2015 issue
Looking back at fall in the rearview mirror, it can feel like it was here and gone in a second, but luckily here at DuJour we have plenty to remember. We welcomed the new season at our end-of-summer brunch with former police commissioner Ray Kelly, Good Day New York’s Greg Kelly ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Fall 2015 issue
As we start another fall, I can only hope everyone had as much fun this summer as we did here at DuJour. We kicked off the summer in May at our Memorial Day party in the Hamptons at Richie Notar’s Harlow East. Of course, that was a blast. Then in July ... More
Jason Binn welcomes you to the Summer 2015 issue
It’s finally summertime in the city! After the past few months, we’re excited for vacation season and all the great social media action that will come with it. In March, we thoroughly enjoyed our spring break escape at the famed Brazilian Court Hotel—a Palm Beach institution that continues to be as ... More