Derrick Z. Jackson

Cambridge, MA
Derrick Z. Jackson is a journalist. In four decades at Newsday, the Boston Globe and currently the Union of Concerned Scientists, ESPN’s the Undefeated and The American Prospect magazine, Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a 10-time winner of awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, 2018 winner from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and winner of awards for his writing on equity and social justice from the national Education Writers Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and Columbia University. In 2016, Jackson was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, writing on the national media’s failure to cover the Flint Water Crisis. He holds three honorary degrees and a human rights award from colleges in Massachusetts. A wildlife enthusiast, he is co-author and photographer of “Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock,” published by Yale University Press.