diversity & race | October 15, 2018

Nikole Hannah-Jones is “One of the country’s most distinctive and respected voices” says Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll

Columbia Journalism School has awarded Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter and author of the upcoming book The Problem We All Live With, the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking reporting on modern segregation in American schools has already earned her a collection of prestigious awards, including the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. 

The John Chancellor Award is presented each year to a journalist who best embodies the legacy of pioneering television correspondent and longtime NBC News anchor John Chancellor, remembered for his distinguished reporting on civil rights, politics and election campaigns. “Her reporting on segregation in housing and education has performed a critical public service. She embodies the best of our profession and the spirit of the John Chancellor Award,” continued Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll. 

Watch Nikole Hannah-Jones explain the complexities of modern day segregation below:

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