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Ted Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who has spent nearly 34 years with New Orleans’s The Times-Picayune. In 1996, he was part of a four-member team that produced Oceans of Trouble, which was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize in the Times-Picayune's history. In 2003, he photographed “LEAP Year,” a local story about high-stakes school testing. The photographs received recognition from the Robert Kennedy Journalism Awards and won the 2003 American Society of Newspaper Editors Staff Award for Community Service Photojournalism.

Through the years, he has covered the physical destruction and emotional trauma of earthquakes and hurricanes, most notably, Hurricane Katrina. For their coverage, The Times-Picayune staff won a Pulitzer Prize for public service and another for breaking news.

His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and books around the world including The New York TimesThe Washington PostNewsweekTime, and National Geographic. He has appeared in interviews on the CBS Morning ShowABCCNNFox News, and NBC with Dan Rather and Lester Holt, has been interviewed multiple times on NPR, and was one of three subjects featured in a documentary on Hurricane Katrina on The Weather Channel’s Hurricane 360.

In spring 2017, he was named the first-ever recipient of the Jim Amoss Award, named for the long-time executive editor of The Times-Picayune, in recognition for “extraordinary photojournalism, video production and feature writing…For timeless journalism that has earned the trust of the community and the respect of your colleagues.”

He lives his wife, Nancy, in Covington, Louisiana.

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