‘I’m So Excited’: Nikole Hannah-Jones Of 1619 Project Assumes UNC ‘Knight Chair In Race And Investigative Journalism’

‘I’m So Excited’: Nikole Hannah-Jones Of 1619 Project Assumes UNC ‘Knight Chair In Race And Investigative Journalism’


Nikole Hannah-Jones, a journalist for The New York Times who is responsible for the 1619 Project, is joining the faculty of her alma mater at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to teach journalism.

Hannah-Jones, who received a master’s degree from the school in 2003, will assume its Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism while remaining employed at The New York Times, according to an announcement from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

“This is a full-circle moment for me as I return to the place that launched my career to help launch the careers of other aspiring journalists,” Hannah-Jones tweeted on Monday. “I’m so excited to continue mentoring students from the classroom and for all I will learn from them.”

This is a full-circle moment for me as I return to the place that launched my career to help launch the careers of other aspiring journalists. I’m so excited to continue mentoring students from the classroom and for all I

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