- Fall 2003
JACQUELINE THOMAS is a freelance writer and editor who was Editorial Page Editor of The Baltimore Sun until late 2001. She was a Visiting Fellow on the Editorial Board of The New York Times in the fall of 2002 and is currently at work on a book about African-Americans during the period between the World Wars. Jackie was Washington Bureau Chief of The Detroit News and the newspaper's News Editor in Detroit. She has also been Associate Editor of The Detroit Free Press, an Associate Editor of The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times and a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Jackie has served as a Pulitzer Prize Juror and was a recipient of the 1997 Chairman's Award for Innovation from the Times Mirror Company, former owner of the Baltmore Sun. She is the chairman of the board of directors of the National Press Foundation in Washington, DC. She has been a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Conference of Editorial Writers, the National Association of Minority Media Executives and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Thomas is a 1972 graduate of Briarcliff College and holds a master's degree from Columbia University School of International Affairs. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 1983-1984 academic year.