Digital Exclusive: Nikole Hannah-Jones on Ida B. Wells’ Legacy in Journalism
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize the same day as Ida B. Wells. Hannah-Jones, who writes for The New York Times Magazine, won the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for The 1619 Project on the same day that Ida B. Wells was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the Special Citations and Awards category “for her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.” In this extended interview, Hannah-Jones discusses Wells’ writing style, what drove Wells to investigative and data reporting, and her legacy as a journalist.