Michael Paul Jackson

Director of Communications

New York

Michael Paul Jackson is the Director of Communications. He was most recently the Media Strategist for The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab in New York, where he worked with social justice leaders to promote racial justice narratives in areas including migrant rights, criminal justice reform and economic opportunity. Michael has a long career as a communications professional. He was a newspaper journalist for more than ten years, reporting on issues such as racial disparities in health-care, criminal justice, biotechnology, health insurance and labor unions. Many of his stories touched on how systems directly impact people, including people of color. As a reporter, Michael shared a state press award for a multi-part series examining mental health care in North Carolina. Michael received his Master of Arts from Long Island University, where he studied media arts and produced a feature film about gentrification in 2012. He lives in Brooklyn.