Maxie C. Jackson III

Member, Free Press Board of Directors

Maxie C. Jackson III serves on the boards of Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund. Until recently he served as the president and CEO of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He has over 20 years of management and programming experience in radio, television and live events.

During his public radio career, Jackson has served on national committees (for the BBC, CPB, NPR, PRI and PRX) impacting public radio funding, technology, recruitment and programming. Jackson is the architect of the "College Share" research methodology used to redefine diversity benchmarks in public broadcasting. He also created and co-developed NFCB's 5x5 Model a station operations-cultivation tool designed to create optimal community media institutions.

Jackson is also an appointee to the Federal Communications Commission's re-chartered Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age.

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