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Webinar: Ted Jackson – You Ought To Do A Story About Me

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CST

Ted Jackson

Thursday, December 10th, 6:00 pm


Join us for a webinar led by Kathy Anderson as she discusses Ted Jackson’s recent book and his decades long career as a photojournalist.

Four decades as a staff photojournalist for The Times-Picayune covering social issues and special projects taught Ted Jackson many hard lessons. The experiences on the streets of New Orleans often challenged his ability to recognize opportunities and assess risks. In 1990, a random encounter with a homeless man—who boasted about playing in three Super Bowls—also challenged his understanding of poverty, racism, drug addiction, homelessness, compassion, empathy, and most of all, his faith. Twenty-eight years later, HarperCollins agreed to publish a book on his ongoing, decades-long friendship with the former NFL star, Jackie Wallace. So, in 2018, with a signed contract in hand, he found himself facing the riskiest opportunity of his life. (1) A major publisher had bought his proposal without a foreseeable final chapter, (2) he had no experience in writing or publishing a book, and (3) worst yet, his subject and central source of information was an unreliable drug addict with memory issues. But, beyond these hurdles, he knew for certain that he had a great story to tell, and an overwhelming obligation to tell it.

Ted Jackson Headshot

Ted Jackson is a prize-winning photojournalist and has explored politics, environmental issues, conflict, and the indomitable human spirit while on assignment for The Times-Picayune from 1984 to 2017. He has appeared on CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News, NBC and NPR. He and his wife, Nancy live in Covington, LA.

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Thursday December 10, 2020

Program and Q&A: 6:00 pm


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December 10, 2020
6:00 pm CST
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ASMP New Orleans / Gulf South
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