Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, creator of the 1619 Project, Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, and founder of Howard’s Center for Journalism and Democracy
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark “1619 Project.” She is the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications, and the founder of Howard’s Center for Journalism and Democracy.
In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the “Genius Grant,” for her work on educational inequality. She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor distinguished journalism award from Columbia University. In 2016, Prof. Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization geared towards increasing the numbers of investigative reporters of color.