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The 2021 Kops Freedom of the Press lecture

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00pm

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

NOTE: This event will be simultaneously livestreamed. In-person attendance is open to members of the Cornell community only and capacity in the auditorium will be reduced to allow for distancing. At this point all in-person tickets for this event have been claimed. This event will not be recorded.

Q&A will follow the discussion. Audience members not attending in person may email questions for Nikole Hannah-Jones to until 9:00 am on Thursday, September 9.

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen's Club of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame.

In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her BA in History and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

This past July, she was appointed the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University.

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