School segregation to be explored in talk by New York Times Magazine writer

Nikole Hanna-Jones, with Poynter Fellowship logo

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, will speak about her forthcoming book about school segregation on Wednesday, March 28, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Hannah-Jones’ talk, and the name of her book, is “The Problem We All Live With.” It will take place 4:30- 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Ludwig Center for Economic Development at the Yale Law School; the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration; and the Department of Political Science.

Hannah-Jones has been a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine since 2015. Her work often focuses on civil rights and racial injustice, including modern-day segregation in American schools. In addition to her written work, she has collaborated on radio projects including an adaptation of “The Problem We All Live With” for This American Life in 2015. In 2015, Hannah-Jones helped launch the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which provides training and mentorship for journalists of color to compete and succeed as investigative journalists.

Before joining the New York Times, Hannah-Jones worked for four years at ProPublica. She started her career at the Raleigh News & Observer after receiving a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Last year, she was a winner of a MacArthur Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Vinson Cunningham, Julia Ioffe, and Scott Anderson.

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