Historically, Black investigative journalists have used the facility of the pen to unearth and underscore societal truths and reclaim their narratives. Now, Morehouse Faculty is teaming up with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting to empower the following technology of journalists and editors.
Based in 2015 by a collective of award-winning Black journalists—together with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, Topher Sanders, Ron Nixon, and Corey Johnson—the group has a mission rooted in elevating various voices and rising the illustration of reporters and editors of colour throughout the realm of investigative journalism. By means of the partnership with the Atlanta-based HBCU, the nonprofit and the establishment will work in live performance to equip students with social justice-centered reporting and investigative abilities to domesticate a strong basis for a profession path in journalism. The Society can even assist align Morehouse college students with internships, mentorships, and profession alternatives.
Throughout an on-campus ceremony in February, Hannah-Jones shared the collaboration with Morehouse will instrumentally advance the Society’s mission of fostering variety. “I’m very excited to announce that Morehouse Faculty would be the new dwelling of the Ida B. Wells Society,” she mentioned. “This partnership helps our younger group settle extra deeply into our mission, which is to extend the variety of investigative reporters of colour. Being positioned on the campus of a traditionally Black school positioned in Atlanta in proximity to different HBCUs and coming to Morehouse simply because it will get its journalism main off the bottom offers an amazing alternative for us to extend our affect on the sector and society.”
Ron Thomas, Chair of Morehouse’s Journalism in Sports activities, Tradition and Social Justice division, added “The Society is a pure match for the emphasis that Morehouse Faculty and our journalism program have positioned on social justice. So typically, eager investigative abilities are wanted to unearth the reality when social justice points are explored.”
Co-founded by visionary and Morehouse alum Spike Lee and the late legendary sports activities columnist Ralph Wiley, the Journalism in Sports activities, Tradition and Social Justice program—which formally grew to become a degree-granting main in 2021—sits on the intersection of multimedia reporting, social justice, arts and leisure, and sports activities. This system will work intently with the Society to domesticate pathways for students.
A number of HBCUs are furthering their efforts to help rising storytellers. In December, Spelman Faculty acquired a $1 million endowment from the Jonathan Logan Household Basis for the event of a middle centered on documentary media research; making the establishment the primary HBCU to harbor a documentary filmmaking heart.
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