Nikole Hannah-Jones

Emerson Fellow

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an Emerson fellow at New America. She will write a book about school segregation in the United States, to be published by One World/Random House. Hannah-Jones is a reporter at the New York Times Magazine. Prior to that, she was a reporter at the investigative reporting firm ProPublica and at newspapers in Oregon and North Carolina. Hannah-Jones's reporting earned the 2015 Peabody and Polk awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service, the Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, among others, and the 2017 National Magazine Award. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned her master's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism.

All Work

FELLOWS
The Resegregation of Jefferson County

Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote for the New York Times Magazine about one Alabama town's attempt to secede from its school district.


FELLOWS
Gender Lens: Diversity in the Newsroom—Many Voices Still Woefully Under-Represented

Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke on the "Diversifying the Story" panel at the Pulitzer Center Gender Lens Conference on Saturday, June 3, 2017.


FELLOWS
A Principal Is Accused of Being a Communist, Rattling a Brooklyn School

FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA NYC
Have We Lost Sight of the Promise of Public Schools?

Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote about public schools for the New York Times Magazine.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA NYC
Trump’s Inconvenient Racial Truth

Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote for the New York Times Magazine about Donald Trump and the dynamics of race in the 2016 election.


EDUCATION POLICY and NEW AMERICA NYC
Worlds Apart

Piecemeal education reforms over the last five decades make clear the “Great Equalizer” hasn’t lived up to its promise.