Luther P. Jackson Jr., 83, who in the early 1960s was among the few black reporters at The Washington Post and in 1968 became the first black faculty member at Columbia University’s journalism school, died April 22 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. He had Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Jackson taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism until 1992. His areas of expertise included urban affairs and the history of the black press. Housing and urban planning had been his beat at The Post, where he worked from 1959 to 1963.