Jade Jackson

Jade Jackson

Senior Staff Writer

Indianapolis Recorder

Indianapolis, IN USA

I go out every single day, even when I'm not working on the clock and I'm just finding stories, especially those stories that go uncovered. That's my passion is making sure that those types of stories get told.


By Roadtrip Nation

Jade Jackson


My road in life has been direct.
In high school, I was engaged in both newspaper and TV show production, developing a love for the performance aspect of storytelling.
I went to college initially considering a career in acting, public relations, or a related role in entertainment.
After taking a journalism elective during my junior year, I realized how much I loved it and ultimately chose journalism over entertainment.
I became a voice for the African American community in Shreveport, Louisiana, reflecting diverse narratives often overlooked by mainstream media.
I embraced my role as a young journalist in Arkansas, utilizing empathy and positive engagement to connect with and uplift the community.
I started introducing innovative storytelling techniques, like TikTok, to engage younger audiences and bring fresh perspectives to journalism.
At the Indianapolis Recorder, I champion the power of personal engagement and community events, bringing stories closer to the hearts of our readers.
Keep following my journey


High School
Public Relations
University of North Texas


Senior Staff Writer

I capture and narrate stories that connect, inform, and transform our readership.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A typical day for me looks like coming into work, checking and answering any emails, doing a check in on current stories due with the team, finishing out my stories, and setting even more. When breaking news happens, go to the scene to gather news, live tweet, and go live on Facebook to share updates before returning to write up information for web. One day out of the week, I pitch my stories in advance.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Public Relations


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"Empathy doesn't belong in journalism. You're not the story. Stay on the side."