Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winner, creator of the 1619 project and editor at The New York Times magazinewill be appearing at the NJEA convention on Friday, November 11. She is part of a growing list of exciting speakers, including LeVar Burton whose appearance at the convention on Thursday, November 10 was announced in the May 2022 edition of NJEA Review.
Hannah-Jones has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius Fellowship, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award at three times. Hannah-Jones also won the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021 she was made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also holds the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she founded the Center for Journalism & Democracy.
In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of journalists and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and received her BA in History and African American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.