Nikole Hannah-Jones Declines UNC’s Tenure Position, Plans to Join Howard University

It’s been announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has declined the University of North Carolina’s offer of tenure and teaching position. Instead, she has accepted a faculty role at Howard University.

Hannah-Jones shared the news on ‘CBS This Morning’ with Gayle King.

The dispute was over ” whether North Carolina’s flagship public university would grant Hannah-Jones a lifetime faculty appointment.”

She says:

These last few weeks have been very dark. To be treated so shabbily by my alma mater, by a university that has given me so much and which I only sought to give back to, has been deeply painful.”

Through it all, she will Howard as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigate Journalism at Howard. The university also recruited award-winning journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Watch the full interview below: