Nikole Hannah-Jones

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event description: 
This Education Studies event is co-sponsored by the Ludwig Center for Economic Development at the Yale Law School, the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration, the Political Science Department, and the Poynter Center for Journalism.
 
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter who covers civil rights and racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. Her reporting has widely been credited for reigniting the national conversation around school segregation.
 
Prior to joining The New York Times, Hannah-Jones worked as an investigative reporter at ProPublica in New York City, where she spent three years chronicling the way official policy created and maintains segregation in housing and schools. In 2016, she helped found the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a news trade organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color. 
 
Hannah-Jones’ reporting, featured in the New York Times and This American Life, has won several national awards, including the Peabody Award, George Polk Award, the National Magazine Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, and the Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. In 2017, Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur “genius” fellow.
Hannah-Jones is currently working on a book on school segregation called, “The Problem We All Live With.”