Mistress of Ceremonies, Cheryl Jackson Master of Ceremonies, Michael Silverman
Ethics Panelists Share Policies, Experiences
From left, broadcaster Cheryl Jackson, Herald-Times editor Bob Zaltsberg and Hirons and Co. COO Jim Parham were panelists at an ethics discussion Friday.
Cheryl Jackson is a freelance correspondent who has worked for CNN, PBS and Racing Towards Diversity magazine.
Highlights of her work for CNN include coverage of the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal, where the bodies of many African-Americans were ripped from their graves, left in piles and their graves resold. Also, for CNN, the hour-by-hour live coverage of the Christmas Day “underwear bomber.” She is very proud of the project, about the movie, "For Colored Girls" for PBS.
Cheryl interviewed both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as they campaigned in 2008.
Cheryl is a contributing writer for Racing Toward Diversity magazine and has written numerous profiles and features, including a story analyzing the role of race and poverty in collecting data for the U.S. Census.
Cheryl Jackson interviews Mellody Hobson of Ariel Mutual Funds. Hobson is a regular contributor on financial issues for ABC's Good Morning America.
National Press Club presents Centennial Forum at IUPUI
The School of Journalism teamed up with the National Press Club to look at the future of the news media and how to protect its core values in special forum at IUPUI.
Dennis Ryerson, Indianapolis Star, Cheryl Jackson, WRTV
As part of its 100th anniversary, the National Press Club is presenting “The Centennial Forum on The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism" around the country.
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Cheryl Jackson started her journalism career as a features reporter and newspaper diversity columnist. She wrote a column, "It Takes All Kinds," for the Columbus Republic for more than a decade.
The content of the column was designed to promote understanding through diversity, writing on race and culture in a positive way.
Her first job in television was as a convergence reporter, working for both WSBT/TV and the newspaper, the South Bend Tribune.
She did a live report for WSBT five days a week and then flipped many of those stories into print for the morning edition of The Tribune. She often shot the photos that accompanied the print piece. She continued her broadcast career at WRTV-6 before moving to Chicago to freelance forCNN.
She has been involved in conferences on the Social Status of Black Males and has done training in detentions centers and visited several Indiana prisons for further study on the subject. Cheryl also taught English as a Second Language to people from all over the world. She wrote and produced, The International Report, a monthly publication aimed at aiding internationals as they transition into American culture.
Cheryl has years of board service including, The United Way, Leadership Bartholomew County, The Columbus Mayor’s Diversity Council. She has been a panelist in discussions regarding news and diversity, including being a guest panelist for the National Press Club.
She was the diversity coordinator for the Bartholomew County School system and has also logged hundreds of hours of pubic school volunteer work, much of that work focused on reading programs.
Cheryl was 15 when her first opinion piece on the Ku Klux Klan was published in the mainstream press. Cheryl Jackson was an Indianapolis Black Expo pageant winner.
Cheryl is currently working on a project called the New Diversity Code, which focuses on updated initiatives and action addressing the transition out of generational poverty. She also has a book expected to be released in 2012. Click here for Excerpts.