The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has proudly announced its new affiliation with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.
The society is named after Ida B. Wells, a pioneering black investigative journalist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and early leader in the civil rights movement. It seeks to raise the awareness of, and opportunities for, investigative reporting among journalists of color and to foster the desire for social justice journalism and accountability reporting about racial injustice.
“I’m very proud that we’ve moved to the Hussman School,” said Carolina alumna Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (M.A.), correspondent at The New York Times Magazine and one of the three founders of the society. “It’s such a place of journalistic excellence. It means so much to me.”
In partnering with Carolina, the society’s co-founders advise and mentor students of the Hussman School and share their investigative journalism expertise in a classroom setting.