Jacqueline Jones

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Assistant Dean for Programs; Chair, Dept. of Multimedia Journalism
Office Location: 
Communications Center 363
(443) 885-3502

BA - Journalism; George Washington University


BA - Journalism; George Washington University

Jacqueline "Jackie" Jones is assistant dean for programs and also chairs the Department of Multimedia Journalism (MMJN). A veteran journalist and journalism educator, she has been a senior lecturer at Penn State, a Virginius Dabney Distinguished Professor at Virginia Commonwealth and an adjunct journalism instructor at Howard University. Throughout her career, she has been a reporter, editor and manager. Her newsroom stops have included the Detroit Free Press, New York Newsday, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Washington Post. A former national officer for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), she represents the NABJ on the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).

As chair, Jones has overseen the department's Digital Newsroom development as a center of reporter training and home to immersion reporting opportunities on multiple stages for our students, from the coverage by the student MSU Spokesman, of the disturbances in Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddy Gray, to covering the legislative session in Annapolis, to reporting from Cuba and Greece.

MMJN's notable reports include a multimedia report on Baltimore's youth curfew law, which was published in the Baltimore City Paper, and a multimedia report on sexual assault on campus from which the City Paper picked up two stories, https://sexualassaultoncampus.wordpress.com. Bridging Selma, a collaboration between SGJC and West Virginia University's Reed College of Media, is the first stage of a partnership looking at the coverage of social justice issues on a national scale.

Research Interests: Ethics, student assessment, international journalism

Teaching Interests: International and political reporting, ethics