David S. Jackson was appointed in 2002 as the 26th Director of the Voice of America and served until 2008. During his early career as a journalist, he worked at The Chicago Daily News, then spent 23 years as a correspondent and bureau chief for Time Magazine covering a wide range of stories in the U.S. and abroad. While at Time, Jackson served as Midwest Correspondent in Chicago, Justice Department and Supreme Court Correspondent in Washington, Houston Bureau Chief, Middle East Correspondent (Cairo), Seoul Bureau Chief, Hong Kong Correspondent, San Francisco Bureau Chief, and Senior Correspondent (Los Angeles). Since his first assignment as a foreign correspondent covering the 1978-1979 revolution in Iran (including an interview in France with Ayatollah Khomeini), he has reported from dozens of countries around the world. Later, as Time‘s chief technology correspondent, he led the magazine’s coverage of the Internet and the development of digital communications and commerce.
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