Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicole Hannah Jones joins UNC faculty


Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times research journalist Nicole Hannah Jones In July, I will attend the Hasman Journalism Media School at UNC Chapel Hill as a night chair for racial and research journalism.

Hannah Jones Covers Civil Rights and Racial Injustice New York Times Magazine Received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Commentary Award 1619 projectExplore the heritage and history of black Americans and slavery.

she is MacArthur Fellowship Winner of “Genius Grant” and recently American Academy of Arts and Sciences Introduced in NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame..

Hannah Jones is the second New York Times journalist to have a higher education in the Triangle this summer.

Journalist, columnist and best-selling author Frank Bruni will teach journalism and public policy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy starting July 1. He attends the Dewitt Wallace Media and Democracy Center, the center of Duke’s journalism education.

From Nicole Hannah Jones to UNC-CH

In a statement about her participation in the UNC, Hannah Jones said: But they also cover the daily beats and bring practical experience and advice to someone who had to fight to do a big project. They can talk about the rigors of academic and accumulated knowledge, as well as the practicality of your method, build careers, navigate the industry and deal with setbacks. “

Hannah Jones said she spent her entire career trying to guide a young journalist and “for them what I needed when I was trying to make it.” She said she was grateful for the opportunity to give back to Carolina “by helping students pursue their dreams and learn how to practice the type of journalism that truly reflects our multi-ethnic nation.” It was.

Hannah-Jones earned a master’s degree from UNC-CH in 2003 and co-operates with Ida B. Wells Society For Investigative Reporting, a news agency that increases, maintains, trains and guides investigative journalists and color editors. Established.

“This is the story of the leader returning to a place that changed the course of her life and career,” Susan King, Dean of UNC Hasman, said in a statement. “Giving back is part of Nicole’s DNA, and one of America’s most respected research journalists is now working with students on a project to advance their careers and ignite critical conversations. I’m out. “

As a Knight Chair professor awarded by John S. and the James L. Brooks Foundation, Hannah Jones joins other top industry experts who have turned professors at 21 universities across the country. According to the university, she researches, reports and forms national research projects that have the potential for students to “publish their work in one of the greatest stages of journalism and media and reach audiences around the world. To support. “

“Nikole Hannah Jones is one of the best journalists of her generation and a rare combination of major investigative journalists and voiced writers, but she’s not the only one,” said the New York Times Editor-in-Chief. Dean bucket Said in a statement. “She is a born teacher and mentor. She demands that the industry remain at the highest standards. No one can imagine anything more to bridge the world of journalism, history and education.”

Hannah Jones’ professional career began as an educational reporter for Chapel Hill News and News & Observers. She was an Oregonian corporate reporter and later worked in ProPublica as an investigative journalist covering civil rights, discrimination, housing and school separation. She joined The New York Times in 2015.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Hannah Jones National Association of Black Journalists‘2015 Journalist of the Year Award. Peabody And Pork award For 2016 radio coverage.Include Hillman Award 2017 and 2020 magazine coverage and national magazine awards.And of Columbia University John Chancellor Award for Famous Journalism In 2018.

From Frank Bruni to Duke University

Bruni, who spent 25 years at the New York Times, is one of two new professors of Eugene C. Patterson at Duke University in journalism and public policy practice.

“I am very honored and excited about this opportunity,” Bruni said in a statement. “I have great respect for what Duke has built at the Sanford and Dewitt Wallace Centers. I want to make a meaningful contribution to both. It’s such a fascinating theater of political dynamics and I I look forward to returning to North Carolina, an important place in my heart. “

His professional experience at the Times included various roles such as Metro Reporter, White House Correspondent, Roman Bureau Chief, Chief Restaurant Critic, and Editorial Columnist. Bruni was the first openly gay editorial columnist in the Times and was honored in 2016 by the Randy Shilts Award-winning National Association of Lesbians and Gay Journalists for his lifelong contributions to LGBTQ equality.

Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni

He has written three New York Times bestsellers. The 2015 exam for college admission enthusiasts, “Where you go is not who you are.” A 2009 memoir “Born Round” about the joys and pains of his diet. 2002 record of George W. Bush’s first presidential campaign, “History Steps.”

Prior to joining the Times, Bruni was a war correspondent, film critic, religious writer, and Detroit Free Press general affairs writer. He also worked as a general assignment writer for the New York Post.

“I’m pleased that Frank has decided to join Duke and the Sanford School of Public Policy as faculty members,” Dean Judith Kelly said in a statement. “He brings new perspectives to students in several key areas of focus, including political, educational and social topics, and adds media and democracy expertise. He teaches and undergraduates at Duke University. I am glad that you will deepen your experience at. “

Stephen Buckley, a reporter, editor and educator who worked at The Washington Post, Tampa Bay Times, and Poynter Institute, has also been nominated as a new professor of Eugene C. Patterson in Duke’s journalism and public policy practices.

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