Oct. 11, 2017
National Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and awarded a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ grant for her investigative journalism. The Foundation praised her work "chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly in education, and reshaping national conversations around education reform."
View a short video on her work here.
This is the second year in a row that a New America National Fellow has been awarded a 'Genius' grant — Lauren Redniss was selected last year for her work in visual nonfiction.