Nikole Sheri Hannah
April 9, 1976
|Education||University of Notre Dame (BA)|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA)
|Known for||Investigative journalism, activism|
|Awards||MacArthur Fellowship (2017)|
Pulitzer Prize (2020)
Nikole Sheri Hannah-Jones (born April 9, 1976) is an American investigative journalist, known for her coverage of civil rights in the United States. In April 2015, she became a staff writer for The New York Times. In 2017 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and in 2020 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her work on The 1619 Project. Hannah-Jones is the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at the Howard University School of Communications, where she will also found the Center for Journalism and Democracy.
Hannah-Jones was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to father Milton Hannah, who is African-American, and mother Cheryl A. Novotny, who is white and of Czech and English descent. Hannah-Jones is the second of three girls. In 1947, Hannah-Jones' father, at the age of two, along with his mother and older brother, as did many other African-American families, had left Greenwood, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, heading north by train to Iowa determined, as he'd said, to avoid a life of "picking cotton in the feudal society that was the Mississippi Delta".
Hannah-Jones and her sister attended almost all-white schools as part of a voluntary program of desegregation busing. She attended Waterloo West High School, where she wrote for the high school newspaper and graduated in 1994.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media with a master's degree in 2003, where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow.
In 2003, Hannah-Jones began her career covering the education beat, which included the predominantly African American Durham Public Schools, for the Raleigh News & Observer, a position she held for three years.
In 2006, Hannah-Jones moved to Portland, Oregon, where she wrote for The Oregonian for six years. During this time she covered an enterprise assignment that included feature work, then the demographics beat, and then the government & census beats.
In 2007, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots, Hannah-Jones wrote about its impact on the community for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, also known as the Kerner Commission.
From 2008 to 2009, Hannah-Jones received a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies which enabled her to travel to Cuba to study universal healthcare and Cuba's educational system under Raul Castro.
In 2011, she joined the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, which is based in New York City, where she covered civil rights and continued research she started in Oregon on redlining and in-depth investigative reporting on the lack of enforcement of the Fair Housing Act for minorities. Hannah-Jones also spent time in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the decision in Brown v. Board of Education had little effect.
The New York Times
Hannah-Jones has written about topics such as racial segregation, desegregation and resegregation in American schools and housing discrimination, and has spoken about these issues on national public radio broadcasts.
Her work on racial inequalities has been particularly influential and is cited widely. Hannah-Jones reported on the school district where teenager Michael Brown had been shot, one of the "most segregated, impoverished districts in the entire state" of Missouri. Reviewer Laura Moser of Slate magazine praised her report on school resegregation, which showed how educational inequality may have been a factor in the death of Brown.
Hannah-Jones was a 2017 Emerson Fellow at the New America Foundation, where she worked on a book on school segregation. The book, The Problem We All Live With, is due out in June 2020 from Chris Jackson's One World imprint at Random House.
Hannah-Jones is a 2017 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation fellowship. The award cited her " Chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly in education, and reshaping national conversations around education reform."
In 2019, Hannah-Jones launched a project to re-examine the legacy of slavery in the United States, timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. Hannah-Jones produced a series of articles for a special issue of The New York Times Magazine titled The 1619 Project. The ongoing initiative began August 14, 2019 and "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative."  The project featured essays by a combination of staff writers and academics including Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse, Harvard-trained lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond, and SUNY historian Anne Bailey. In the opening essay, Hannah-Jones wrote "No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed." The project also included poems, short fiction, and a photo essay. Originally conceived of as a special issue, it was soon turned into a full-fledged project, including a special broadsheet section in the newspaper, live events, and a multi-episode podcast series.
In 2020, Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her work on the 1619 Project. The award cited her "sweeping, provocative and personal essay for the ground-breaking 1619 Project, which seeks to place the enslavement of Africans at the center of America's story, prompting public conversation about the nation's founding and evolution." Her paper was criticized by historians Gordon S. Wood and Leslie M. Harris, specifically for asserting that "one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery." The article was "clarified" in March 2020 to read "for some of the colonists". There was also debate around whether the project suggested the nation was founded in 1619 with the arrival of enslaved Africans rather than in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. Speaking to New York Times opinion writer Bret Stephens, Hannah-Jones said the suggestion of considering 1619 as a jumping-off point for interpreting US history had always been so self-evidently metaphorical that it went without saying.
University of North Carolina
In April 2021, the University of North Carolina announced Hannah-Jones would join the Hussman School of Journalism and Media in July 2021 as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism. Following criticism, particularly from conservative groups who expressed disagreement with the 1619 Project and questioned Hannah-Jones's credentials, the University Board of Trustees, presented with the tenure committee's recommendation to approve her application for tenure, instead took no action. Unable to offer tenure without approval by its trustees, UNC announced they would instead offer a fixed five-year contract with an option for tenure review—terms to which Hannah-Jones agreed.
Outraged, more than 40 Hussman faculty members signed a statement criticizing the board's inaction, noting that the previous two Knight Chairs were given tenure and claiming that UNC "unfairly moves the goal posts" by not offering Hannah-Jones the same. The school's Black Caucus also condemned the terms of her contract, and students joined faculty in protests. Hannah-Jones stated, “It’s pretty clear that my tenure was not taken up because of political opposition, because of discriminatory views against my viewpoint and, I believe, [because of] my race and my gender.” In late June 2021, Hannah-Jones, via a letter from her lawyers, said she will not take a faculty position with the university unless it is offered as a tenured position. On June 30, 2021, the Trustees for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted in a closed session to include tenure in the position offer.
Hannah-Jones refused the position at North Carolina and decided to accept a tenured position at Howard University instead, where she will be the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Journalism. Hannah-Jones said, “Once the news broke and I started to see the extent of the political interference, particularly the reporting on Walter Hussman, it became really clear to me that I just could not work at a school named after Walter Hussman. To be a person who has stood for what I stand for and have any integrity whatsoever, I just couldn’t see how I could do that.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates will join Hannah-Jones at Howard as the Sterling Brown Chair in the English Department. Jones also brings $20 million to Howard to support her work there, $5 million each from the Knight Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and an anonymous donor.
Controversies and criticism
Criticism of the 1619 Project
Five historians wrote to The New York Times Magazine to ask the creators of its 1619 Project to issue corrections, including for Hannah-Jones's assertions on the American Revolution and on Lincoln. The correction request was signed by Victoria Bynum of Texas State University, James M. McPherson and Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, James Oakes of the City University of New York, and Gordon S. Wood of Brown University. Historian Leslie M. Harris, who was consulted for the Project, wrote in Politico that she had warned that the idea that the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery was inaccurate, and that the Times made avoidable mistakes.
Free Beacon reporter
A Washington Free Beacon reporter highlighted a tweet from Hannah-Jones from May 2016 in which she quoted someone using a racial slur. After being asked for comment, Hannah-Jones posted the reporter's inquiry, which contained his work phone number, on Twitter. In an interview with Slate, Hannah-Jones said, "I didn't realize I was tweeting out his phone number, and when someone mentioned it, I should have deleted it. So absolutely. I did not intend to do that, and I wish that I hadn't."
In October 2021, the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts rescinded a speaking invitation to Nikole Hannah-Jones for February 2022, claiming "the ‘noise’ associated with having Nikole as the speaker would take away from the overall experience."
Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
In early 2015, Nikole Hannah-Jones, along with Ron Nixon, Corey Johnson, and Topher Sanders, began dreaming of creating the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. This organization was launched in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2016, with the purpose of promoting investigative journalism, which is the least common type of reporting. Following in the footsteps of Ida B. Wells, this society encourages minority journalists to expose injustices perpetuated by the government and defend people who are susceptible to being taken advantage of. This organization was created with much support from the Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
- 2007, 2008, 2010: Society of Professional Journalists, Pacific Northwest, Excellence in Journalism Award
- 2012: Gannett Foundation Innovation in Watchdog Journalism Award
- 2013: Sidney Award
- 2013: Columbia University, Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award
- 2015: National Awards for Education Reporting, first prize, beat reporting
- 2015: National Association of Black Journalists, Journalist of the Year
- 2015: National Magazine Award finalist, public interest
- 2015: Education Writers Association, Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting
- 2015: Emerson College President's Award for Civic Leadership
- 2015: The Root 100
- 2016: George Polk Award, radio reporting
- 2017: MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
- 2017: National Magazine Award winner, public interest
- 2019: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Distinguished Alumna Award
- 2020: 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
- 2021: Time magazine 100
Hannah-Jones, Nikole. Fields of Lost Dreams: How Race and Racism Have Contributed to the Overrepresentation of Blacks in the Iowa Prison System. , 2003. Print.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole. Living Apart. ProPublica, 2012. Internet resource.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole. Segregation Now: Investigating America's Racial Divide. , 2014. Print.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole, and Allyson Johnson. The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery. Minneapolis, Minn: Highbridge Audio, 2018. Internet resource.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole, Mary Elliott, Jazmine Hughes, and Jake Silverstein. The 1619 Project: New York Times Magazine, August 18, 2019. , 2019. Print.
Hannah-Jones Nikole. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. , 2021. Print.
Hannah-Jones, Nikole, Renée Watson, and Nikkolas Smith. The 1619 Project - Born on the Water. , 2021. Print.
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- "We Respond to the Historians Who Critiqued The 1619 Project". The New York Times (in American English). December 20, 2019. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
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- Hannah-Jones, Nikole (2003). Fields of lost dreams: how race and racism have contributed to the overrepresentation of blacks in the Iowa Prison System (Thesis).
- Hannah-Jones, Nikole; TotalBoox; TBX (2012). Living Apart. ProPublica. ISBN 978-1-4532-5444-8. OCLC 969068432.
- Hannah-Jones, Nikole; American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive; ProPublica; Gavel Awards Competition (2014). Segregation now: investigating America's racial divide. OCLC 953141562.
- Hannah-Jones, Nikole; Johnson, Allyson; HighBridge Audio (Firm) (2018). The burden: African Americans and the enduring impact of slavery. Minneapolis, Minn.: Highbridge Audio. ISBN 978-1-68441-393-5. OCLC 1056242804.
- Hannah-Jones, Nikole; Elliott, Mary, Hughes, Jazmine; Silverstein, Jake; New York Times Company; Smithsonian Institution; 1619 Project (2019). The 1619 project: New York Times magazine, August 18, 2019. OCLC 1113869362.
- Nikole Hannah-Jones (2021). The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. ISBN 978-0-593-23057-2. OCLC 1272087963.
- Hannah-Jones, Nikole; Watson, Renée; Smith, Nikkolas (2021). The 1619 Project - born on the water. ISBN 978-0-593-30735-9. OCLC 1276781311.
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