Jackson is currently a breaking/trending news reporter at MassLive, a digital news outlet that covers all of Massachusetts, where he works out of the Springfield newsroom. He reports on the entire state, but specialize his coverage on Easthampton, Northampton and the weather, and tries to focus my reporting on issues relating to crime and law enforcement. During the fall semester of his senior year at UMass, Jackson did a co-op at The Boston Globe, where he reported for the newspaper’s metro section. At the same time, he started working at WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, where he worked as a digital producer on the station’s general news desk and for its national program Here & Now. Jackson continued working at WBUR through graduation, and then moved to Washington, D.C. for an internship at CNN’s political unit.
While at UMass, Jackson:
• Was night editor and then news editor at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
• Was news editor at UVC-TV19
• Was a mentor to local high school students in an afterschool multimedia journalism program