Jonathan Jackson is a co-founder and the former head of Corporate Brand at Blavity, Inc, the largest media platform and lifestyle brand for Black millennials.
He is currently the 2019 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society/ His work is centered around the emergence of black media in the digital age, examining new ways to measure black cultural influence, and its effect on the media and advertising landscape both domestically and abroad. Prior to Blavity Inc, he worked across various roles at LinkedIn in across HR, Advertising, most recently as an Editor overseeing the Influencer Program, which brings together 500 of the world’s top thought leaders to engage with LinkedIn’s 580M members through rich insights and original content.
As a speaker, he has lectured at Harvard Business School, Moody’s, The United Nations, Pandora, MEC, and other global brands and Fortune 500 companies. He is the recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s 2017 Culture Catalyst Award, recognized as a trendsetter and influencer in the digital and tech zeitgeist. He sits on the Nielsen African-American External Advisory Council, Sparks & Honey Global Advisory Board, and is an active board member at HBCU.VC, a 5013c organization focused on equipping the next generation of Black and Latinx students looking to get involved in venture capital.