New York Times' '1619 Project' Named to 'Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade'

New York Times' '1619 Project' Named to 'Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade'


The “1619 Project” of the New York Times, which falsely claimed that the American Revolution was fought partly to preserve slavery, has been named to the “Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade” by New York University’s journalism school.

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute announced Wednesday that the “1619 Project” had made the decade’s top ten for “placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

As 1619 Project is named a Top Work of Journalism of the Decade, @nhannahjones accepts “on behalf of the 40 million descendants of American slavery,” and says project “aimed to take a story that has been treated as an asterisk in the American story and force it into the center.”

— NYU Journalism (@nyu_journalism) October 14, 2020

The project’s lead essay, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, won the Pulitzer Prize even though its claim about the

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