Big News This Week From Two MacArthur Fellows

This week Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates joined Howard University.

In case you missed it this week, Howard University announced that MacArthur Fellows Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates will join the Howard University faculty, and Hannah-Jones will also found the Center for Journalism and Democracy, which will focus on training and supporting aspiring journalists.

The appointments are supported by $20 million donated by the MacArthur, Knight, and Ford foundations, as well as by an anonymous donor, to support Howardโ€™s continued education of and investment in Black journalists.

Here is how (some of) the social media world reacted to the announcement: