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Cathy Jackson

Norfolk State University
Associate professor
Norfolk, VA
Cathy M. Jackson, associate professor at Norfolk State University, teaches courses in media history, multiculturalism and the mass media, film history, the history of the African-Americans in movies, and global journalism. Her scholarly interests, which are related to the mass media, include its existence in the Old West, history, folklore, diversity, and coverage of Old West outlaws. She has published articles and book chapters, and her expertise on Jesse James, the 19th-century outlaw, won her the 2005 James-Younger Gang Milton Perry Award for Outstanding Research, in addition to an appearance on a 2006 American Experience documentary “Jesse James,” and 2011 segment of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum. Her career in newspapers included stints as a general assignment and features reporter at the Flint (Michigan) Journal and as a features reporter at the Tampa Tribune.
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