Jacquie Jones

Executive Director, 180 Days on PBS

Jacquie Jones is the Executive Director of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), a 30-year-old media arts organization that funds, distributes and produces public interest media for all platforms. Since taking over leadership of NBPC, Jacquie has established herself as a leader in the evolving new media landscape through innovative partnerships and initiatives such as the Katrina Project in 2005, the ground-breaking New Media Institute, which she founded in 2006, and the portal, and the Public Media Corps, a collaborative engagement project that includes public media stations, producers, schools, libraries and a variety of community-serving institutions.

Jacquie is also a Peabody Award-winning producer and director of documentary films. Her work has appeared on Showtime and the History Channel as well as on PBS. From 2001 to 2003, she was responsible for updating all existing media as well as creating new documentaries for the collection of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

She has a BA in English from Howard University and an MA from Stanford University’s documentary filmmaking program. She has been a Revson Fellow at Columbia University and a scholar-in-residence at American University in Washington, DC. She serves on the board of directors of the Integrated Media Association as well as the community advisory board of WHUT-TV Howard University.

She is the executive producer and director of "180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School."

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