She has taught as a senior lecturer at Penn State University and as 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, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Washington Post.
“The Cape May Ladies Say Goodbye” by Jackie Jones doubles as a travel piece and a moving tribute to her friend, the late Brenda Box Johnson. Jones is chair of the Department of Multimedia Journalism at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communication. Besides FierceforBlackWomen.com, the veteran journalist and journalism educator currently writes and blogs for several online publications, including BlackAmericaWeb.com, SeeingBlack.com and AtlantaBlackStar.com.
The journalism graduate of George Washington University is a member and former national officer for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and she represents the NABJ on the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). She is a board member of Kids In Trouble Inc. and the Laurie Mitchell Empowerment Career Center.
Jones is founder and director of Jones Coaching, LLC, a career transformation firm that helps individuals redesign their careers and assists businesses with organizational development and productivity. She was trained by the Coach Training Alliance and is certified by the Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey as a Dream Builder@ coach.